Sore Throat; 15 Interesting Home Remedies For A Sore Throat

Lidocaine sprays and over-the-counter meds

over-the-counter meds
over-the-counter meds

Finally, we should also recommend lidocaine sprays and some over-the-counter medications that will help you control your symptoms for a week or so. The good thing about them is that you can use them in your home without even calling your doctor. You can buy them and try to relieve your sore throat for a few days, but if you see that the problem keeps going or you start having additional symptoms in your respiratory system, go to your doctor and talk to him about it.

After using one or more of these methods and home remedies for a sore throat, keep in mind that the symptoms should not last for more than 1 week. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms extend beyond that range or become worse every day, with new symptoms each time.

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