What should I do at the first sign of a sore throat?
Living with a sore throat
- Take over-the-counter pain medicine. This includes brand names such as Tylenol, Motrin and Aleve.
- Gargle with warm salt water.
- Suck on an over-the-counter throat lozenge.
- Eat a popsicle.
- Use a humidifier in your bedroom.
- Drink liquids to keep your throat from getting dry.
How do you prevent getting sick when you feel it coming?
9 things to do when you feel a cold coming on
- Follow these tips and you’re gold.
- Slurp Chicken Soup. Mom was right.
- Drink a Ton of Water. Or hot tea with lemon and ginger.
- Zicam, Zinc, Vitamin C, Garlic Pills.
- Take a Long, Hot Shower.
- Change Your Sheets.
- Don’t Exercise.
- Sleep Ridiculously Early.
What should I take at the first sign of a cold?
Cold remedies that work
- Stay hydrated. Water, juice, clear broth or warm lemon water with honey helps loosen congestion and prevents dehydration.
- Soothe a sore throat.
- Combat stuffiness.
- Relieve pain.
- Sip warm liquids.
- Add moisture to the air.
- Try over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medications.
How long does it take to cure a sore throat?
How long will the effects of a sore throat last? Viral pharyngitis often goes away in five to seven days. If you have bacterial pharyngitis, you will feel better after you have taken antibiotics for two to three days. You must take your antibiotic even when you are feeling better.