Sore Throat | How To Get Rid Of A Sore Throat (2019)

Sore throat remedies. This video is on home remedies, medicine, causes and treatment to get rid of a sore throat fast.

Sore throats are very common and usually nothing to worry about. They normally get better by themselves within a week.

I’ve received a lot of messages to make a video on sore throat remedies and treatments. Which makes sense as I guess it’s that time of the year. Hope my tips help! Remain positive and keep on being amazing – Happy New Year Everyone!

Sore throat (pharyngitis) is very common. It is usually caused by an infection in the throat. Soreness ins the throat may be the only symptom. In addition, you may also have:

• A hoarse voice.
• A mild cough.
• A high temperature (fever).
• A headache.
• A feeling of wanting to be sick (nausea).
• Tiredness.
• Swollen glands in your neck.
• Pain when you swallow.

Sore throats are usually caused by viruses (like cold or flu) or from smoking. Very occasionally they can be caused by bacteria.

To help soothe a sore throat and shorten how long it lasts you can:

• For sore throats the first things I nearly always advise to patients is to gargle warm salty water because it’s actually really effective, inexpensive and everyone can do it at home. Gargling warm salty water helps soothe the throat and reduce inflammation. Just dissolve half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of part cooled boiled water and gargle. It’s important not to swallow the salt water which its not suitable for children.

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• Have enough fluids to avoid dehydration, I know it’s tempting not to drink much especially when it’s painful to swallow. But you can quite easily become dehydrated when your not well and may have a high temperature. Becoming dehydrated can make headaches and tiredness much worse and can even slow down recovery time. So aim for 6-8 glasses a day and try to avoid drinking hot drinks as they can actually make the sore throat pain worst.

• Eat cool or soft foods
• Avoid smoking or smoky places
• Suck ice cubes, ice lollies or hard sweets – but don’t give young children anything small and hard to suck because of the risk of choking
• Rest

• Paracetamol and ibuprofen, these pain killers are great at reducing sore throat pain and also reducing a fever. To keep sore throat symptoms at a minimum it’s best to take a dose at regular intervals as directed by your pharmacist or on the medication packet.
• Medicated lozenges containing local anaesthetics like benzocaine, hexylresorcinol or an anti inflammatory like flurbiprofen. Have also shown some evidence to reduce sore throat pain by a small amount, these can be used alongside paracetamol too.

As always with all medication always read the information leaflet and speak to your pharmacist to make sure you are suitable to take it.

See a GP if:
• Your sore throat doesn’t improve after a week
• You often get sore throats
• You’re worried about your sore throat
• You have a sore throat and a very high temperature, or you feel hot and shivery
• You have a weakened immune system – for example, because of diabetes or chemotherapy
• A severe or long-lasting sore throat could be something like strep throat (a bacterial throat infection)

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Call 999 (Ambulance) if:
• You have difficulty swallowing or breathing
• You’re drooling
• You’re making a high-pitched sound as you breathe (called stridor)
• Your symptoms are severe and getting worse quickly

These symptoms can make breathing more difficult.

For more information on when to see your doctor please visit to following links:

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Prescribing Media Pharmacist | Extreme Optimist | Bringing Science Through New Videos Every 2 Weeks – Monday 4PM(GMT).

I’m a British – Persian – Iranian prescribing media pharmacist who loves science, making videos and helping people. I work in both GP surgeries and community pharmacy.

This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.


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Matthew IRL

I have mono and it feels like I’m swallowing rusty glass shards

C.E. Ceylon

1. Gargle in warm salt water
2. Drink fluids, avoid hot drinks
3. Ibuprofen
4. Meditated lozenges
5. Eating cool, soft foods, ice cubes, avoid smoking
6. Rest

Eat ice eat sweets ? Is this true? I have sore throat right now for the past 3days.its getting worse

Isabella Blum

Me: takes advil
My body: aight time to throw up and make myself nervous to take it

Congratulation on your video "How to get rid of a sore throat" inspirational thanks for sharing. Morine, Donald, Myola, Rommel & Graham.

this is probably a random question but.. If you have a sore throat does sucking/eating on minty stuff help stop the pain? For example like the mini minty lifesavers?

Alani Mendoza

I have a sore throat and I watched another video and they said that if you eat plain ice cream then it helps your throat feel better

aschalew tessema

Oh nonono not the salt and hot water i almost threw up

Stalin's Moustache

Love waking up on the 4th of july with a sore throat…

I am really scared being of my sore throat please tell my sore throat is not because of COVID!

Sheffy B

I’m here because I have a sore throat. This thing is terrible 😭

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Jessie Gutierrez

I’ve been drinking hot drinks for this sore throat the past 2 days. Wtf

Me just over here drinking salt water right when he says make sure not to drink it

Champak Ojah

My sore throat has lasted for 2 months now. What should I do? Should I be worried about it?

Themba Mthembu

Him:hot water can actually make a sore throat worse
Me:*who has a sore throat and drinking lemon and honey tea*😯😯😢


hi if you can help me because i didnt go to doctor until now , i have been couphing for 6 weeks then i took medicne called conventeen to stop couph , it stoppped then there is pain in my throat or larynx if i drink coffe or talk to much or strong cold weather , the pain decreasing until i do mistake like one of those there is no horsnes no fever only pain now in throat this pain is 1 month it decreased but still didnt go so 6 week cough and 1 month pain from coughing may be i dont know if it is muscles i tried to predict , also i got pain i do excercise at home pushup pullup and squad after i do them i may get pain again now for example i ate kiwi with its protection it is first time to eat it didnt know 😀 and got pain again so should i take antibiotic or it will go away it took too much time 6 week couph and 1 month pain and may be the pain was the reson for coughing 🙁 i dont know if you can help me man and predict what it is just say again ( no fever , no horsnes ) what i had before ( cough , pain in neck and throat sometimes throat sometimes other part in neck like mucle )

Minhaz uddin ahmed

Is a anyone having a sore throat and watching this or is it just me?!


him:avoid hot drinks
me: steps away from the coffee i was drinking

Brian Katongo

Its my sister that has a sore throught so i hope this helpes

Mohamed Naufal

After the salt with warm water treatment, put like 4 to 6 marshmallows into your mouth and chew them well till it becomes sort of liquid like and then simply swallow it… You will feel much better in less than 5 minutes.
I have been doing it for years and all the friends i recommended to try it told me it worked for them.
Hope it works for you guys as well…

Ive got a sore throat and a sneeze just now and ive got a holiday coming up in a fee days😩

kojo antwi

My sore throat still hurts because I don’t know what spoon to use I’m 11

Corbyn Bennett

About every morning when I wake up my throats stuffed and it hurts what do I do?

Wrenz Santos

You said gargle hot salty water, then you also mentioned that do not drink hot water? Im so confused…

Kennedi Alana

If the pain feels like it’s coming from your ear, take a few drops of hydrogen peroxide and 2 drops of baby oil and drop it into the ear that’s draining. Keep it in there for about 5 minutes and then tilt your head to drain it out onto a paper towel. The swollen feeling in your throat and ear will go away in the matter of minutes. Just tried it this morning and it worked like a charm!
Don’t try this if this is not your particular case and especially if you have sensitive ears, this does not apply to everyone‼️

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