I really interested to know if wrapping a hot towel in neck will help to get rid of sore throat quickly? if yes, then why ?

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It will not get rid of it but it will help with the pain.

If you have a fever or there are stuff (exudates) on your tonsils. I would have it checked out to rule out strep.

But mostly likely it is viral and you will need supportive care like tylenol for pain.

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    Welcome to the site, Dan. The rules here require supporting evidence for your answers. For a simple answer like this a single link to a reputable site supporting what you say above would suffice.
    – Carey Gregory
    Oct 6, 2017 at 0:26
  • Note taken. Sorry I did not know the rules. If it helps any I am an MD. here is a link: uptodate.com/contents/…
    – Dan
    Oct 6, 2017 at 19:58
  • Unfortunately that link requires a login.
    – Carey Gregory
    Oct 7, 2017 at 4:04
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    Hi @Dan I understand where you're coming from, I am too. This site works a little differently than other sites; citations are given (1) so people can look up more info (2) to demonstrate validity of source, since no one can prove their credentials here. I love UTD but try to link to something from AAFP AAP etc or Medscape NIH CDC .edu and other resources so others can look at it. Or I pull out the citation that UTD cites for it.
    – DoctorWhom
    Oct 7, 2017 at 15:13
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    Also @Dan it usually only takes 30 seconds or so to find a link to the thing you already know. Other times a little longer. Now and then for something less tangible, like "what is the flow in the ER" types of things, I have just had to say "source: clinical experience" or lectures or conversations with colleagues, and then it can be taken with a grain of salt. Also check our Meta and new MedicalSciences site out: health.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/798/…
    – DoctorWhom
    Oct 7, 2017 at 15:20

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