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Kristin Hayes, R.N.

Coping With a Sore Throat Through the Holidays

By December 31, 2011

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There's nothing more disappointing than catching a cold during Christmas break. If you're dealing with a sore throat this holiday season here's some tips for keeping your holidays happy.

  • you can use both acetaminophen and ibuprofen OR naproxen according to the directions on package
  • menthol cough drops are often helpful as are numbing sprays like Chloroseptic
  • studies have recently show that garlic is more effective than echinacea when it comes to beating a cold
  • if you have symptoms of strep throat you should see a doctor to avoid serious strep complications

For more tips on soothing a sore throat read:

Readers Respond: Home Remedies for Tonsillitis and Sore Throat

Managing Throat Pain

Not sure what's causing your sore throat read:

What Causes a Sore Throat

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