Sore Throat - Prevention
There is no sure way to prevent a sore
throat. To help reduce your risk:
fluids to prevent
dehydration. Wash your hands
often, especially when you are around people who are sick. Identify
and avoid irritants, such as smoke, fumes, or yelling, that cause a sore
throat. Do not smoke or use other tobacco products and avoid
exposure to secondhand smoke. For more information, see the topic
Quitting Smoking. Avoid contact with
people who have
strep throat. If you have
mononucleosis, do not share eating or drinking
utensils to prevent spreading the virus to others. A brief kiss on the lips is
not likely to spread mono; it is spread when saliva from an infected person
enters another person's mouth.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
May 24, 2011
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