Waking up to a painful sore throat is arguably one of the best ways to ruin your day, especially if you have a busy week at work. More often than not sore throats are associated with head colds, and if you are super unlucky they can also be accompanied by a cough and/or stuffy nose. Sore throats can also be caused by strep throat (a serious infection of the throat).
Continue reading to learn more about the different ways to relieve the god-awful sensation of having a scratchy and painful sore throat.
Although it might seem as though anti-inflammatory drugs are used for everything, they might be your saviour when it comes to sore throat relief. As you probably know, there are a variety of different types of anti-inflammatory medications. For instance, there is acetaminophen like Aspirin or Tyleno, ibuprofen like Advil, and naproxen like Aleve. We would bet that most of you reading this have a bottle of at least one of these in your medicine cabinet (and/or car and/or purse). They are always good to have on hand.
As with any medication, it is essential to make sure that you take the recommended dosage and do not take more than necessary. If you are listening to the instructions on the label and still find that you are not experiencing any relief, it might be time to call your doctor in order to see if they have any other suggestions for ways that you can get relief from your sore throat symptoms. A more advanced treatment may be necessary.
If your child us suffering from a sore throat make sure to use a child’s version of the above medications as an adult dose may be too much for your child’s body to handle.