Health Tip: Easing Sore Throat Pain
If you're fighting throat pain as you read this, the American Academy of Family Physicians advises:
Using over-the-counter naproxen or acetaminophen. Never give aspirin to children.
Using a mixture of 1 teaspoon of salt to one cup of warm water to make a soothing gargle solution.
Sucking on a cold treat (such as a Popsicle), hard candy or throat lozenge.
Drinking plenty of fluids.
Running a humidifier.