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In most cases, a sore throat is caused by an infection from a virus, such as a cold or the flu. Allergies are another common cause. For some patients, sore throats will get better on their own, but not for all. Therefore, if you are at all concerned, it's always best to see your doctor. In cases where your sore throat is caused by a bacterial infection, you may need antibiotics from your doctor. But if it turns out that you just need to wait out your sore throat, how do you cope while you're waiting for your symptoms to reduce? You don't have to just put up with that scratching, raw sensation or the pain that often goes with it! There are a number of ways that you can help reduce the discomfort of a sore throat.
How To Get Relief From A Sore Throat
Lozenges. Sucking on throat lozenges can provide temporary relief from sore throat pain. Throat lozenges formulated with menthol can be especially helpful, as the ingredient can gently numb your throat to help temporarily decrease unpleasant sensations of burning, scratchiness, and pain. Do not give lozenges to young children or anyone who has difficulty swallowing, as they are a choking hazard.
Throat spray. Throat sprays contain mild numbing agents such as menthol, which may temporarily decrease the pain associated with a sore throat. Herbal sprays formulated with echinacea and sage are options as well, although scientific evidence of their effectiveness is limited.
Salt water. Gargling with warm water mixed with salt a few times a day may help bring down swelling and temporarily ease your throat pain. The recommended dissolution is 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of warm water.
Warm tea. Drinking warm (not hot!) tea, especially with honey or lemon in it, may help ease your sore throat symptoms and bring you some temporary relief. If you don’t like tea, try warm water with honey or sip some warm broth. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day to help prevent dehydration, which can worsen sore throat pain. And be sure to note – never give honey to a child under 1 year old.
Use a humidifier. A cool air humidifier can help get rid of dry air that can further irritate a sore throat. If you choose to use a humidifier, be sure to clean it regularly to help avoid disseminating mold or bacteria into the room.
Use steam. Stand or sit in a steamy bathroom for several minutes if you are able. The humidity in the air can help soothe throat pain and may make breathing feel easier.
Try over the counter pain relief medicine. An over the counter pain reliever such as ibuprofeno may help reduce inflammation and take the edge off your sore throat pain. Be sure to follow the directions on the label carefully, and check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any over the counter pain relievers.
Raise your head up. If you’re suffering from nasal congestion along with a sore throat, consider propping your head up with an extra pillow. This may help you breathe through your nose more easily and reduce the amount that you have to breathe with your mouth open, which can dry out your throat and may exacerbate throat pain.
Try a decongestant. Nasal congestion can result in mucus draining from your sinuses down your throat, which can worsen sore throat pain. A decongestant o antihistamínico can help control your nasal congestion so that you can feel more comfortable. Be sure to follow the directions on the label carefully, and check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any over the counter decongestants or antihistamines.
Often, when you have a sore throat, one of your top priorities is to get relief! The good news is that CVS can help. CVS offers a variety of products that may help with sore throat relief, and some of the recommendations above may provide you with some temporary relief. But if you have questions or concerns about your sore throat, you should contact your doctor, especially if your sore throat pain persists, is very severe, or concerns you. He or she can run tests to help determine the cause of your sore throat and make appropriate treatment recommendations. Remember - CVS is here to help with sore throat relief!