A sore throat may be among the most uncomfortable and annoying symptoms of a cold, allergy or flu.
If you’re fighting throat pain as you read this, the American Academy of Family Physicians advises:
- Using over-the-counter naproxen or acetaminophen. Never give aspirin to children.
- Using a mixture of 1 teaspoon of salt to one cup of warm water to make a soothing gargle solution.
- Sucking on a cold treat (such as a Popsicle), hard candy or throat lozenge.
- Drinking plenty of fluids.
- Running a humidifier.