How to Relieve a Sore Throat


Sore throats can be caused by bacteria or viruses. Most require no medical intervention, and will go away within 2 to 3 days. Here are a few tips to make a sore throat go away even quicker.




things you'll need:
Aspirin, acetaminophen or ibuprofen
Lozenges
Cough drops
Mint mouthwash or salt water
Toothbrush and paste
Toothpaste
Acetaminophen
Throat Lozenges
Thermometers
Salt
Ibuprofen
Chicken Broths
Humidifiers
Fruit Juices
Aspirins
Mouthwash
Ice cream, sherbets and popsicles
Throat Sprays
Crushed Ice
Toothbrushes
Drinking Straws



Instructions


1. Consider the cause: a bug that's going around the office, enthusiastic cheering, or perhaps something more serious, such as strep throat. There are instant strep throat test strips that can tell you in less than 30 minutes if you have strep throat. Be aware, though, that these strips sometimes deliver false negatives.

2.  Take an analgesic to reduce inflammation; aspirin, acetaminophen or ibuprofen for an adult, or acetaminophen or ibuprofen for children, as recommended by your doctor.

3. Suck on throat lozenges if you are an adult, especially those containing menthol, benzocaine or phenol, which numb the throat. Zinc lozenges may also be helpful. Children should suck on cough drops or hard candy.

4. Gargle with mint mouthwash or salt water.

5. Spray a throat spray containing numbing agents into the back of your throat, if you're an adult.

6. Brush your tongue. Sometimes, removing the buildup on your tongue can lessen the soreness in your throat.

7. Rinse your toothbrush in mouthwash between brushings to kill bacteria.

8. Drink ice-cold beverages. Try filling a glass half-full of crushed ice; then pour fruit juice over the ice. Let it sit for 10 minutes, insert a straw and suck slowly, letting the juice rest a minute on the back of your throat.

9. Add moisture to your environment with a humidifier or vaporizer, or sit in a steamy shower or bath.

10. Eat soft or liquid foods, especially sherbets and chicken broth.

11.Avoid cigarette smoke and other airborne irritants.

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