Sore Throat | How To Get Rid Of A Sore Throat (2019)

Up to nine out of ten sore throat
infections cannot be treated with antibiotics I’m going to teach you how to treat a sore throat at home It’s a chilly one today so sore throats are very common and
they’re usually nothing to worry about they normally get better by themselves
within a week but 1.2 million people still visit their GP every year in the
UK for a sore throat 1.2 million people and sore throats are the largest contributor of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in England and it amounts to nearly 23% normally I don’t like to be the healthcare professional who’s all doom and gloom but the reality is this inappropriate antibiotic prescribing is contributing to a rapid increase in antibiotic resistance which is a massive global threat for everyone so I really do hope my tips help you today but if you need further expert advice on
your sore throat then pharmacists should always be your first port of call now let’s get to it for sore throats the first thing I advise nearly all my
patients to do is to gargle warm salty water because it’s actually really
effective it’s relatively inexpensive and almost everyone well most people can
do at home gargling warm salty water can help soothe the throat and reduce
inflammation so to make your solution all you need is half a teaspoon of salt
a mug and then dissolve it in some boiled water once you’ve dissolved it let it cool and then gargle it make sure you don’t
swallow it and it’s also not suitable for children tip 2 drink enough fluids
to avoid dehydration I know it’s tempting when you’re not well and it’s
painful to swallow to maybe drink less water but when you’re not feeling well
and let’s say you have a temperature you’re at higher risk of dehydration
becoming dehydrated can make headaches and tiredness worse and can even
lengthen recovery time so you need to aim for six to eight glasses a day and avoid hot drinks hot drinks can actually make sore throats worse tip 3 paracetamol
and ibuprofen these painkillers are great at reducing sore throat pain and
also a fever now to keep sore throat symptoms to a minimum I’d advise you to take a dose at regular intervals this is as directed by
a pharmacist or on the medication packaging tip 4 medicated lozenges
containing local anaesthetics like benzocaine, hexylresorcinol or
anti-inflammatories like flurbiprofen have shown some evidence to reduce sore
throat pain by a small amount these can also be taken alongside paracetamol and
as always with all medication please always speak to your pharmacist and read
the information leaflet that comes with it to make sure that is suitable to take
it there are also other tips that can help manage your sore throat symptoms so for instance eating cool or soft foods avoiding smoking and sucking on ice
lollies ice cubes and boiled sweets I would avoid giving these to young
children however due to risk of choking and last but not least if you can, rest and maybe watch Abraham the pharmacist videos too because they may make you feel better on a more serious note however that there are times that
you should see your doctor when you have a sore throat now I’ve left more
information about this in the description below and I’d recommend
everyone to read it hey guys thanks for watching this week’s video make sure to
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pharmacist video with it in

100 thoughts on “Sore Throat | How To Get Rid Of A Sore Throat (2019)

  1. Thank you so so much! Also is it normal to have a really bad cough and a soar throat? Because I have not eaten for two days because my throat is like numb.

  2. Im so sad my sore throat has been going on for months and its messing uo with my singing and have to do an adition but its gotten harder to sing because of my throat 🙁

  3. Ok, I often have tonsil stones and it seems like every time one is dislodged I get an awful sore throat after. Almost like there is some protected disease causing germ resting in the crypts. I soon after begin coughing up bloody bright green sputum. I am at the point where I just want the tonsils removed!

  4. Thank you for these tips, I was suffering for 3 days with a really bad sore throat, I checked out this video and did all the tips and it helped! Thank you.

  5. I m the only person encouraging myself fighting patient and fight the pain these days are going to be passed and you will be fine soon .

  6. Wait I’m confused you’re saying not to drink hot liquids but the first thing you told me was to drink boiled water with salt

  7. What does it mean if it is a little painful when you try to swallow? I’m nine and I had this for about two days.. have any tips for children?

  8. I had a really bad sore throat, I couldn’t sleep,or eat for 2 days. I tried every home remedy and it didn’t work. I went to my doctor gave me 3 shots in my ass. 😭 and literally an hour later I feel like I barley have anything but I’m still taking antibiotics. (My sore throat was bad) on a pain scare from 1-10 it was an 11. No joke

  9. My throat has been hurting all day and my mom told meh to take like three diff pills and they didn’t help my throat at all (mind u I’m 15) and so I searched up ways to help a sore throat and found this video and lemme tell you.. that salt water thing works immediately

  10. I am takeing 40mg of focalin witch causes a really bad runny/stuffy nose how would i get rid of that or make it less severe

  11. I just caught a sore throat right at the near end of August, and whats worse is it came out of nowhere and I was fine the day before.

  12. This is week 2 of having a sore throat and I have lost 20 pounds 😤 I want to eat but my throat hurts so bad and I can't sleep so I just lay in my bed crying

  13. I have a sore throat and I have musical auditions in 3 days! That gives me a weekend to get my voice back to 100%!!😭😓

  14. I have a really bad case of tonsalitus and nothing the doctors are giving me is helping I've seen 3 different doctors and it's been just over a week

  15. I am a 12 year old kid

    I got karma

    I eat candy everyday (This week)

    I have sore throat

    Now I regret 🙁

    Its hard to Swallow

    Wait I have a question do we need to avoid sucking ice cubes cause I suck ice cubes

  16. I don’t know why but I woke up suddenly and felt sick. I started coughing a lot and couldn’t speak. I don’t know what to do!!! Please help!

  17. I have had this sour throat for 3 weeks and I’m contemplating suicide, it’s that debilitatingly painful, I have literally tried everything!

  18. Here's a tip: don't hold your saliva in your mouth because it hurts to swallow. I've tried it, and when you actually do swallow, the burning is way more intense. Drink a lot of water, and get a lot of rest. There's not much to it

  19. How do you know if it's just a sore throat and not strep throat? I heard that strep can lead to heart issues. Trying to avoid not going to a doctor, but do want to be safe.

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