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I have a sore throat and body aches, I would like a phone consultation to provide a diagnosis.
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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 18 days ago.

Most commonly sore throat is a viral infection. The following measures may be helpful;

1) Warm saline/saltwater gargles

2) Lozenges

3) Rest to throat; less talking!

4) Warm fluids; increase the fluid otherwise also.

5) Tylenol or Motrin/Advil/Ibuprofen; will take care of your pain and discomfort.

6) Omeprazole

The following measures are likely to help you recover fast;

1) Rest

2) Plenty of liquids

3) Vitamin C and Zinc supplement.

4) Probiotics.

5) Lemon water (warm) with honey.

6) Tylenol/Ibuprofen

7) Deep breathing exercises.

8) Menthol steam inhalation.

9) Warm mist humidifier in the room.

10) Nasal saline drops if the nose is blocked.

I hope your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
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