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How does gargling with warm salt water help a sore throat?
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Dr. Susan Mathison
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Soothing
It is likely that the salt draws out some of the fluid in the inflamed tissues, therefore decreasing swelling.

In brief: Soothing
It is likely that the salt draws out some of the fluid in the inflamed tissues, therefore decreasing swelling.
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