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Help please! is drinking cola really a sore throat remedy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: I wouldn't

Personally use it that way.
I have seen people on websites say it is an expectorant if you gargle with it & that it dissipates a sore throat. But I have also known people to experience burning in their throats. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day.

In brief: I wouldn't

Personally use it that way.
I have seen people on websites say it is an expectorant if you gargle with it & that it dissipates a sore throat. But I have also known people to experience burning in their throats. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day.
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