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Does drinking water help a sore throat?

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The drier your throat gets, the worse it feels. Drink plenty of water or eat a piece of hard candy to get more saliva. You may also want to suck on a lozenge, a small tablet that can soothe your throat.

From: Why Do I Have a Sore Throat? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC. “Is it Strep Throat?” “Cold Versus Flu.”

Mayo Clinic. “Sore Throat: Symptoms and Causes,” “Sore Throat: Overview,” “Influenza (flu): Symptoms,” “Common Cold,”  “Tonsillitis: Definition,” “Overview: Mononucleosis,”  “Symptoms and Causes: Mononucleosis,” “Strep Throat: Self-Management.”

Seattle Children’s Hospital. “Should Your Child See a Doctor? Sore Throat.”

American Lung Association. “Pet Dander.”

American Academy of Family Physicians. “Sore Throat: Symptoms,” “Sore Throat: Treatment.”

National Institutes of Health. “Soothing a Sore Throat.”

University of Utah, Genetic Science Learning Center, “What Is an Antibiotic?”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 7, 2016

SOURCES:

CDC. “Is it Strep Throat?” “Cold Versus Flu.”

Mayo Clinic. “Sore Throat: Symptoms and Causes,” “Sore Throat: Overview,” “Influenza (flu): Symptoms,” “Common Cold,”  “Tonsillitis: Definition,” “Overview: Mononucleosis,”  “Symptoms and Causes: Mononucleosis,” “Strep Throat: Self-Management.”

Seattle Children’s Hospital. “Should Your Child See a Doctor? Sore Throat.”

American Lung Association. “Pet Dander.”

American Academy of Family Physicians. “Sore Throat: Symptoms,” “Sore Throat: Treatment.”

National Institutes of Health. “Soothing a Sore Throat.”

University of Utah, Genetic Science Learning Center, “What Is an Antibiotic?”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 7, 2016

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