Health-Related Links -- Sore Throat

Symptoms

  • sore throat
  • pain with swallowing
  • fever, chills
  • hoarseness
  • tender or enlarged lymph nodes in the neck
  • redness of throat, sometimes with pus on the back of the throat
  • body aches

Treatment

  • warm salt gargles (one teaspoon of salt in 4 oz. warm water)
  • ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain or fever
  • throat lozenges or hard candy
  • increase fluid intake

Get Advice For

  • fever over 101 F
  • tonsils enlarged with pus
  • sore throat accompanied by earache
  • difficulty swallowing in addition to pain with swallowing
  • severe pain