‘Tis the season for holiday gatherings and parties with friends, family and co-workers, as well as the increased risk of spreading germs! A sore throat can be extremely uncomfortable and can put a damper on your holiday plans if not treated properly. A sore throat consists of irritation, pain, and itchiness in the throat that can make it hard to swallow. These symptoms do not mean that your sore throat symptoms are strep throat, those are two separate illnesses.
The majority of sore throats are triggered by a viral infection. These are infections caused by a virus, such as the common cold and the Influenza virus (Flu).
Here is how you can treat a sore throat:
- Gargling warm water and salt
- Reduce inflammation by taking ibuprofen
- Drinking/sipping on plenty of warm liquids such as tea and soup
If you are suffering from the common symptoms of a sore throat, stop by AFC Urgent Care in Norwalk, CT today. Our walk-in clinic requires no appointments and have little-to-no wait times!
Stop by our center 7 days a week at 607 Main Avenue in Norwalk, CT. We are conveniently located across from the Hilton Garden Inn. For more information, call us at 203-845-9100.