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Sore throat

I am suffering frlm sore throat from few days. Should I consult any doctor ya should I use home made medicines.
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Sharath Kumar K N Mandya | General Physician
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Hello,, most sore throat are due to viral infections. Home treatment is usually all that is needed for a sore throat caused by a virus. These tips may help you feel better. Gargle with warm salt water to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort:Gargle at least once each hour with 1 tsp (5 g) of salt dissolved 250 mL of warm water . If you have postnasal drip, gargle often to prevent more throat irritation. Prevent dehydration, Fluids may help thin secretions and soothe an irritated throat. Hot fluids, such as tea or soup, may help decrease throat irritation. Use a vaporizer or humidifier in your bedroom.Warm or cool mist may help you feel more comfortable by soothing the swollen air passages. It may also relieve hoarseness.  If your symptoms are worsening, if you get fever then you need to see general physician.
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