• Like forty years ago, doctors would swab the sore throat with iodine, but I don't know the specifics of that, so I won't advocate for it. My last dentist visit, they had me gargle with straight hydrogen peroxide (you are supposed to dilute it). I was foaming at the mouth til I rinsed with water, but it didn't seem to hurt any, so I'd suggest that. Here's the proper way (
  • gargle with warm salt water! as soon as you feel a tickle in your throat, gargle with warm salt water. works every time. except for covid. covid just laughed and then proceeded to make my throat feel like it was scraped with steel wool.
  • A sore throat is often the first sign of a cold. You can gargle with warm salt water, use lozenges, etc. for greater comfort, but the soreness will take its own sweet time clearing up. And unfortunately, as it does, other cold symptoms may emerge. You might want to stock up on cold remedies (decongestants), fever reducers like aspirin or ibuprofen, anything likely to make you feel better.

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