How to Cure a Sore Throat?

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A sore throat is an inflammation of the throat. You may feel pain or scratchy sensation in your throat, especially when you swallow. You may have symptoms like swollen and red tonsils, hoarse voice, a fever, a cough, headache or a runny nose. A sore throat often results from viral infection, for example, you may get infected when you have the flu or a cold. It also can be caused by bacteria such as streptococcus. The method to cure a sore throat should be chosen according to different causes. If it caused by viral infection, you don’t need to take any medications, and you will recover in one week. But you can take some pain medications, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, Infant's Feverall, others) or ibuprofen (Pediatric Advil, Motrin Infant, others), to relieve symptoms. Remember to follow label directions and don’t give children Aspirin. If the cause is bacteria, you need to take antibiotics. You should see your doctor and he will prescribe some for you. Remember to take the full course of antibiotics even though your symptoms have disappeared. Keywords: cure sore throat
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It could also be laryngitis, or more likely a retropharyngeal infection. Do you feel pain when you swallow? If so, it means an infection, and you can take antibiotics to speed up recovery.
Laryngitis is an inflammation of your larynx from overuse, irritation or infection, causing symptoms like hoarseness, weak voice, sore throat and dry cough. In most cases these symptoms last less than a couple of weeks. It can be relieved through medications and change of lifestyles. Antibiotics and corticosteroids are often used. It is also advised to drink plenty of fluids and moisten your throat.

Retropharyngeal infection is caused by an extension of suppuration to the retropharyngeal lymph nodes. The symptoms include severe throat pain, difficulty swallowing, drooling, fever and neck stiffness or swelling. If left untreated, this infection can spread to other parts of the body. Antibiotics is normally recommended and in severe situations, intubation may be necessary.
Well, I got a sore throat when I came home from a trip and it got really bad. My wife prepared a cup of saltwater for me, it worked so well! Don’t add too much salt, just mix half a teaspoon of salt with warm water. Hope it helps.
Drink it
No! Try gargling with warm salt water. Do not swallow it!
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