Warm compresses around your neck
We have already explained above the rationale of using hot temperatures to improve a sore throat. It contributes to the circulation of blood and drainage of mucus secretions. That is why placing warm compresses around your neck may be a great idea, especially if you have enlarged and painful lymph nodes.
Lymph nodes are a normal part of your body defenses growing new white cells to fight off invaders. They are not a bad thing, but they are surely uncomfortable. Warm water will soothe the sensation of a sore throat and help you deal with tender lymph nodes as well. You don’t need any specialized equipment, just a towel or a bottle containing hot water.