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How To Get Rid Of A Sore Throat

How To Get Rid Of A Sore Throat

This video features a doctor giving tips on how to manage a sore throat. First, he explains the various causes of a sore throat and goes on to recommend various methods of treatment.

So, here are some tips to handle a sore throat which is an extremely common complaint. The symptoms of a sore throat are usually pain and discomfort on swallowing, swollen glands around the throat, and sometimes you can even get drooling of saliva. All of these are associated with pharyngitis which is the medical term for inflammation of the pharynx which causes a sore throat.

The commonest cause of a sore throat is an upper respiratory tract infection caused by a virus like the cold or the flu. It can also be caused by bacterial infections and tonsillitis or other infections and viral illnesses, for example glandular fever often causes a sore throat. So what can we do to manage a sore throat? Well first of all, it's important to keep well hydrated and drink plenty of fluids and that means lots of water and honey drinks.

I would also recommend soothing foods like ice cream or jelly, they can really help ease the discomfort of swallowing. Also, some hot drinks can help with things as well. I would make some warm water with some lemon, and ginger, and honey.

That can really help to soothe the throat if it's painful and uncomfortable. Sometimes gargling with aspirin can also help relieve the symptoms of a sore throat. If a sore throat persists, particularly if it's accompanied by a persistent cough, it may be worthwhile to get your doctor's opinion to see if anything else is going on, particularly if you might be at risk for persistent upper respiratory tract illnesses.

For example, if you're a smoker or have other conditions like asthma. So those are some tips on how to manage a sore throat. This video features a doctor giving tips on how to manage a sore throat.

First, he explains the various causes of a sore throat and goes on to recommend various methods of treatment.