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Got Sore Throat? Here’s How to Handle It!

Sore throats can stem from dryness, irritants, or viral or bacterial diseases. A sore throat makes it difficult to eat, drink, sleep, talk, and function normally. A sore throat could be the first sign of a cold, but this type is self-treatable. However, if you develop a sore throat and a high fever, it’s best to see a doctor. A professional should immediately treat strep throat, tonsillitis, and other severe infections.

Keeping the throat moist will alleviate pain and allow the throat to heal faster. Drinking warm water helps to keep the throat wet and comfortable. A gentle salt water gargle, consisting of 14 to 12 teaspoons of salt in 8 ounces of warm water, may also be beneficial. Avoid beverages that dry out your throats, such as caffeine and alcohol.

Take a long, hot shower. When it gets extremely hot, inhale the throat-clearing magic. Steam helps to release mucus and moisturizes and soothes a sore throat.

Lozenges help keep the throat wet by producing regular saliva flow, which provides long-term relief. It is available at your local pharmacy in New Haven, Connecticut. Menthol in lozenges has a cooling effect and also helps clear nasal passages, reducing coughing and inflammation at the back of the throat.

To relieve pain from moderate to severe sore throats, take acetaminophen or an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen or naproxen. Anti-inflammatory drugs can mix with other medications and make some illnesses worse. Check with your doctor or HANCOCK PHARMACY VII LLC pharmacist to see if they are appropriate for you.

Aside from sore throat medications, we also offer COVID vaccines, test kits, and medical supplies in our pharmacy.

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