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Are there alternative treatments for viral throat infections?

Most of the alternative treatments used for viral throat infection work to relieve pain and discomfort not fight the infection. Some home remedies include drinking fluids, gargling with salt water, using honey and lemon, and getting bed rest. Other remedies might include herbal teas containing chamomile, licorice root, barberry, eucalyptus, or honeysuckle flowers.

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