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What's the best treatment for my sore throat?

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Drinking lots of fluids and using salt water gargles (made by combining a cup of warm water and a teaspoon of salt) can often be helpful for easing the pain of a sore throat.

Some oral medications (such as Tylenol) and medicated lozenges and gargles can also temporarily soothe a sore throat.

Get your doctor's approval before using any medications, including over-the-counter drugs, and don't use lozenges or gargles for more than a few days.

The drugs could mask signs of strep throat, a bacterial infection that should be treated with antibiotics.

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