Sore Throat Remedies Recommended By Doctors

Some of your favorite sore throat home remedies may just be masking the pain—not actually resolving it. Sore throat symptoms can be rough. Your saliva goes down like sandpaper, every cough makes you wince, and the only thing you can think about is making that lump in the back of your throat go away. If you really want to get rid of a sore throat, our doctors at Arkansas Otolaryngology Center recommend these over-the-counter "cures" next time you’re feeling achy. Gargle with salt water—but steer clear of apple cider vinegar. Salt water is a great home remedy for sore throat, as it can reduce swelling and calm inflammation and irritation. It may also help draw infections or irritants to the su

ENTs Discuss Common Flu Myths

The doctors at Arkansas Otolaryngology Center have heard many misconceptions and myths about the flu from patients, and even our own friends and family. As we’ve discussed before, there are many myths about the flu and the common cold, so our ear, nose, and throat doctors and staff took at look at some the common myths they’ve heard recently to debunk common flu myths. Probably not the flu. A lot of people will tell you, "Oh no, I have the flu." They actually don't have the flu, they just have a common cold, or an upper respiratory virus, which is caused by a very common virus called adenovirus or rhinovirus. Symptoms of the common cold include a sore throat, stuffy nose, feeling like your s

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