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What to do with a sore throat? You have the solution here!

We have all had a sore throat this time of year. The throat feels rough and may hurt to swallow. What can be done to relieve a sore throat? And when is it a symptom of a more serious infection?

What to do with a sore throat? You have the solution here!

Most sore throats are caused by viral infections like the flu or the common cold. These throat problems are generally mild and go away on their own.

 
Most sore throats are caused by viral infections

To soothe a sore throat, keep it moist. "Have you noticed that your sore throat seems to get worse in the morning? This is because your throat dries up at night," says NIH infectious disease expert Dr. Valerie Riddle. "Lozenges or hard candy, or anything that stimulates saliva production, will help to keep your throat moist. It's also important to drink plenty of fluids."

Home remedies

 
Fluids can prevent your sore throat

Not recommended foods and drinks:

 
Some spices can help a sore throat

If you regularly have a sore throat, it could be a symptom that our immune system is in poor shape, hence it is necessary to see a general practitioner and, in the meantime, increase your intake of foods that are rich in vitamin C, such as kiwi or the orange.

The best way to protect yourself against the germs that cause these infections is to wash your hands often. Try to stay away from people who have colds or other contagious infections. Also, avoid smoking and inhaling secondhand smoke, as this can irritate the throat.

 

 

Arymel García

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