What is the best way to get rid of a sore throat I have a 3 basketball games this week and I have a sore throat how do I get rid of it?
Viral - bacterial. If it is viral - nature will take it's course. However, gargling with warm salt water can really reduce the discomfort. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications and adequate hydration can also help. If you have swelling please see your doctor for a throat culture. Untreated streph throat can lead to serious health complications later in life.