- Use ibuprofen or acetaminophen as directed on package to reduce fever and/or pain. Do NOT use aspirin.
- Drink plenty of liquids to maintain hydration, keep fever down and thin mucus.
- Gargle with a warm salt water mix (1/4 tsp salt in 8oz. warm water) every 2 hours as needed to soothe throat and wash drainage from throat.
- Try ice chips/popsicles or sipping warm tea or soup depending on your preferences
Note: If your sore throat is accompanied by one or more of the following, you should be seen by a provider: significant pain, sudden onset, fever of 100 or>, general feeling of illness, or generalized body rash.