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Soothing A Sore Throat

Having a sore throat can be a pretty uncomfortable situation – while it shouldn’t take long to clear up, there are some things you can do to soothe your throat and make yourself feel a whole lot better.

What Makes My Throat Sore?

Before you can treat it, it helps to know what a sore throat is and why it happens. A sore throat is actually a common medical condition called pharyngitis, and can be caused by viruses, bacteria or substances that can irritate your throat – like pollution.

If your sore throat is a result of a more serious condition (like a really nasty flu), you may have to see your doctor to get it taken care of with medication or antibiotics. But if all you’ve got is a mild sore throat, there are things you can do at home to make it feel better.

Salt Water

Gargle and spit about 8 ounces of warm water mixed with 1 tablespoon of salt. The warm mixture will bathe your throat and help take away the discomfort.

Clear Liquids

Drink plenty of clear liquids that are warm or at room temperature. Steer clear of any food or drinks that will coat your throat, like dairy products.

Hard Candy

Keep your mouth moist by sucking on throat lozenges or hard candy – the less sugar they contain, the better.

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