The last thing you want to do is start 2019 off with a sore throat. Unfortunately, sore throats are common, especially during cold and flu season.
Our team at AFC Urgent Care Chattanooga wants to share ways to help ease the symptoms of a sore throat so that you can continue to go through your daily routine.
What Causes a Sore Throat?
There are many different reasons why you might be suffering from a sore throat. While the cold and flu virus are the two main common reasons you might be experiencing a sore throat, strep throat is another common culprit.
Symptoms of Strep Throat
- Bad breath
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Sore throat
- Swollen tonsils
Can I Relieve My Sore Throat at Home?
If your sore throat is nothing more than just a sore throat, then you might be able to find relief with home remedies. However, if your sore throat doesn’t respond to at-home treatment, seek medical attention to help uncover the underlying cause and treat it.
Sore Throat Treatment at Home
- Echinacea/sage spray
- Gargling with saltwater
- Steamy showers
- Over-the-counter pain relievers
Do you have a sore throat or something more serious like strep or the flu? Visit AFC Urgent Care Chattanooga today for a medical evaluation and treatment plan.