Health Tip: Easing Sore Throat Pain

Suggestions to help end the misery

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(HealthDay News) -- 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.

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