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How to Stop Your Gag Reflex

…bottle. Keep your lips pursed and attached to the bottle at all times and use a sucking action to drink. This will trigger an automatic opening of the throat and the natural urge to swallow, allowing the pills to go down smoothly. * Here’s another technique that sounds a bit odd, but it really works. Since…

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Do You Really Need That Antibiotic? Probably Not

…are times when using these drugs is appropriate. One is strep throat. But only start a course of antibiotics AFTER you’ve received a positive strep test. (Again, antibiotics are useless against the viruses that cause most sore throats.) Other warranted uses of antibiotics include staph infections…

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Benefits of Pycnogenol

…, and 30 mg of zinc daily in divided doses had resolution after only four days. Better still, symptoms such as runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, sneezing, and cough were significantly reduced. That’s why I recommend keeping these supplements on hand and taking them at the first sign of symptoms…

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4 Benefits of CoQ10: Beyond Heart Health

…affects an estimated 30 percent of people over the age of 65. Characterized by a lack of saliva production, it can cause difficulty swallowing, sore throat, and bad breath, as well as tooth decay and oral infections. All too often, this condition is triggered by drugs—hundreds of prescription medications…

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The Causes of Chronic Cough

…red in the face and gasping for air, an irritating distraction that interferes with sleep or other activities, or just an annoying tickle in the throat that has to be “scratched,” chronic cough significantly impairs quality of life. Let’s take a look at the usual—and some unusual, yet treatable—causes…

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