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A 47-year-old female asked:

If they say drink warm fluids and gargle with warm salt water how do you get the children to do this when they may say it's too hot and won't drink it and my granddaughter is two she don't know how to gargle. ?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Sore throat: Salt water gargle is a time honored remedy for sore throat. Other home remedies would be tea with lemon, and for those OVER 1 year of age, honey in boiled water or just a teaspoon of honey right in the mouth will coat the throat due to its demulcent effect. No cough drops for small children: they are a choking hazard.
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