Waking up with a sore throat is such an eye roll. It’s a daunting, familiar feeling we’ve all dealt with way too often. You can hardly swallow without your tender throat feeling dry, scratchy, and achy. Ugh, it’s the worst. It’s even hard to talk sometimes because your tonsils and glands feel so out of order. I don’t know about you, but when I’m sick, it seems like it ruins my productivity. My whole body shuts down. I strongly dislike not feeling like my normal self and usually try to ignore my symptoms and go on with my regular life, which inevitably makes things worse.
The best way to beat a sore throat is to confront it head-on fast. We talked to Deevya Narayanan, DO, family medicine doctor at the Medical Offices of Manhattan to figure out how to get rid of a sore throat.
Narayanan recommends you pay attention to these signs:
“A scratch or pain in the throat, or pain in your throat when swallowing or talking, swollen or painful glands in your neck, white patches on your tonsils, or a muffled/change in your voice.”