Sore throats are most commonly caused by a virus, not bacteria. As such, antibiotics won’t help. Acid reflux and allergies may also be the root cause of your throat pain, mild cases of which can be treated at home. Some common home sore throat remedies include:

  • Getting plenty of sleep
  • Vitamin C and zinc supplements
  • Fluids that hydrate, like water, tea, and juice
  • Warm soups or clear broth
  • Gargling with warm salt water
  • Sitting or sleeping near a humidifier
  • Eating a balanced diet, with plenty of vitamins to boost the immune system
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Avoiding throat-irritating activities, such as yelling or talking a lot, and substances, like smoking or drinking alcohol

Be sure to contact your Orlando ENT doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Sore throat that last more than 3 days
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing or opening your mouth
  • Earache
  • Joint pain
  • Rash
  • Fever
  • Bloody salvia





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