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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Pharyngitis
Answer: Tylenol is ok, aspirin also if you don't have any gi problems/history. Using the two together is synergistic. If this is insufficient, add an antihistamine available OTC at the pharmacy(benadryl, chlortrimeton etc) for added pain relief. Heat is usually helpful.
Answer: Allergies can cause sore throats, but generally do not. Common causes would be acid coming up from your stomach and inflamming your upper airway. Try an OTC like zantac, if not better someone needs to look at your vocal cords.
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