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Sore Throat

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by Lewy J

(Pharyngitis; Tonsillopharyngitis; Throat Infection)



Many things can cause a sore throat, such as:


Treatment depends on the cause of the sore throat. Options may include:


Home Care

  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Gargle with warm saline several times a day.
  • Drink warm liquids (tea or broth), or cool liquids.
  • Avoid irritants that might affect your throat, such as tobacco smoke and cold air.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol.


American Academy of Pediatrics

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases



Canadian Society of Otolaryngology

Health Canada



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