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Sore Throat | How To Get Rid Of A Sore Throat (2019)

September 9, 2019

Up to nine out of ten sore throat
infections cannot be treated with antibiotics I’m going to teach you how to treat a sore throat at home It’s a chilly one today so sore throats are very common and
they’re usually nothing to worry about they normally get better by themselves
within a week but 1.2 million people still visit their GP every year in the
UK for a sore throat 1.2 million people and sore throats are the largest contributor of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in England and it amounts to nearly 23% normally I don’t like to be the healthcare professional who’s all doom and gloom but the reality is this inappropriate antibiotic prescribing is contributing to a rapid increase in antibiotic resistance which is a massive global threat for everyone so I really do hope my tips help you today but if you need further expert advice on
your sore throat then pharmacists should always be your first port of call now let’s get to it for sore throats the first thing I advise nearly all my
patients to do is to gargle warm salty water because it’s actually really
effective it’s relatively inexpensive and almost everyone well most people can
do at home gargling warm salty water can help soothe the throat and reduce
inflammation so to make your solution all you need is half a teaspoon of salt
a mug and then dissolve it in some boiled water once you’ve dissolved it let it cool and then gargle it make sure you don’t
swallow it and it’s also not suitable for children tip 2 drink enough fluids
to avoid dehydration I know it’s tempting when you’re not well and it’s
painful to swallow to maybe drink less water but when you’re not feeling well
and let’s say you have a temperature you’re at higher risk of dehydration
becoming dehydrated can make headaches and tiredness worse and can even
lengthen recovery time so you need to aim for six to eight glasses a day and avoid hot drinks hot drinks can actually make sore throats worse tip 3 paracetamol
and ibuprofen these painkillers are great at reducing sore throat pain and
also a fever now to keep sore throat symptoms to a minimum I’d advise you to take a dose at regular intervals this is as directed by
a pharmacist or on the medication packaging tip 4 medicated lozenges
containing local anaesthetics like benzocaine, hexylresorcinol or
anti-inflammatories like flurbiprofen have shown some evidence to reduce sore
throat pain by a small amount these can also be taken alongside paracetamol and
as always with all medication please always speak to your pharmacist and read
the information leaflet that comes with it to make sure that is suitable to take
it there are also other tips that can help manage your sore throat symptoms so for instance eating cool or soft foods avoiding smoking and sucking on ice
lollies ice cubes and boiled sweets I would avoid giving these to young
children however due to risk of choking and last but not least if you can, rest and maybe watch Abraham the pharmacist videos too because they may make you feel better on a more serious note however that there are times that
you should see your doctor when you have a sore throat now I’ve left more
information about this in the description below and I’d recommend
everyone to read it hey guys thanks for watching this week’s video make sure to
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weekly videos (SINGING) (LAUGHTER) getting my voice ready some evidence to reduce the sore throat vocal cords ready you know (LAUGHTER) and if you need furth.. (RANDOM SOUNDS) I’ve got my Invisalign trays in it’s
very difficult to speed this is the first time I’m filming Abraham the
pharmacist video with it in


  • Reply Tage Charang January 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Your video is also a cure for the sadness 😊

  • Reply wolfie_playz 41 August 22, 2019 at 5:33 am

    What does it mean if it is a little painful when you try to swallow? I’m nine and I had this for about two days.. have any tips for children?

  • Reply Collins Handcock August 22, 2019 at 8:24 am

    I’ve got tonsillitis

  • Reply Geraldo Credo August 22, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Ginger stops it in a day .Get yourself a ginger you all .

  • Reply Cas August 22, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Can’t even breathe laying down f my throat

  • Reply Ya Boi August 22, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Will this work for 2020

  • Reply Robert Gillespie August 23, 2019 at 5:14 am

    Thank you! Pain free throat now!!!

  • Reply brody saenz August 23, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Omg thanks it works

  • Reply dilin trudy August 23, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    is it salt water suitable for 15 year boy

  • Reply Bianca Cabrera August 23, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    I get sick 3 days before my sat, my sat is now in 12hrs and I wanna cry brehhhh

  • Reply kiss the moonlight ❥ August 23, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Doctor: don’t drink hot drinks

    Another Doctor: drink hot drinks

    Me: ————

  • Reply Knox Vitela August 23, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    I had a really bad sore throat, I couldn’t sleep,or eat for 2 days. I tried every home remedy and it didn’t work. I went to my doctor gave me 3 shots in my ass. 😭 and literally an hour later I feel like I barley have anything but I’m still taking antibiotics. (My sore throat was bad) on a pain scare from 1-10 it was an 11. No joke

  • Reply DIVINE RETREATS- Yoga & Meditation GURGAON August 24, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Hansome Pharmacist 😁

  • Reply Bassam Abdullah August 25, 2019 at 3:24 am

    Why I can't move my neck properly and I can't swallow my saliva

  • Reply Georgie Presley August 25, 2019 at 3:43 am

    May the throat demons goaway over night

  • Reply Abood DxD August 25, 2019 at 6:11 am

    Well if cold drinks cause sore throat, why we should drink cold drinks to cure it?

  • Reply Insta: alex_iaa9 August 25, 2019 at 9:21 am

    I can’t sleep because of my sore throat, so I’m watching this 🥺✌️

  • Reply Beast August 25, 2019 at 9:26 am

    This man just saved my life
    Ive had this sore throat for months
    The pain is gone now.

  • Reply Blessed Asf! August 25, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    This guy is *cough * hotasf *cough *!!!
    I already subbed btw

  • Reply CupforMilk August 25, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    English Dr. Joji

  • Reply destiny nunez August 25, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    worst feeling when you have a sore throat and you drink some orange/apple juice it burns when you swallow it

  • Reply Melinda Oguinn August 26, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Thank you so much 😊

  • Reply Toxic River August 26, 2019 at 12:59 am

    "Make sure you don't swallo-"

    Me- starts to choke because accidentally swallows salty waters

  • Reply Lindelle Villorente August 26, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Havent eaten for 4 days because of sorethroat.

  • Reply Tannu August 26, 2019 at 4:58 am

    I tought that hot drinks were good for sore trhoat D:
    I drank Tea, Hot chocolate and coffee…

  • Reply Vinny August 27, 2019 at 2:00 am

    My throat has been hurting all day and my mom told meh to take like three diff pills and they didn’t help my throat at all (mind u I’m 15) and so I searched up ways to help a sore throat and found this video and lemme tell you.. that salt water thing works immediately

  • Reply mine343 August 27, 2019 at 6:10 am

    I am takeing 40mg of focalin witch causes a really bad runny/stuffy nose how would i get rid of that or make it less severe

  • Reply Jeanette Urso August 27, 2019 at 7:24 am

    I have to get my tonsils removed😥 I’m scared

  • Reply Thunder Zenny August 27, 2019 at 11:21 am

    I just caught a sore throat right at the near end of August, and whats worse is it came out of nowhere and I was fine the day before.

  • Reply ZUCKKS August 27, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    I have a sore throat but I can’t pop my left ear at all

  • Reply zemuz el gritter August 27, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    This is week 2 of having a sore throat and I have lost 20 pounds 😤 I want to eat but my throat hurts so bad and I can't sleep so I just lay in my bed crying

  • Reply Mia Isabel August 29, 2019 at 4:40 am

    I have a sore throat and I have musical auditions in 3 days! That gives me a weekend to get my voice back to 100%!!😭😓

  • Reply *Shalleen* *Fuller* August 29, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    My throat is dead

  • Reply vengefulfork August 30, 2019 at 3:24 am

    0:00 hey Vsauce Micheal here!

  • Reply Grind Smarter August 30, 2019 at 7:45 am


  • Reply Meg4trix August 30, 2019 at 8:33 am

    I have a really bad case of tonsalitus and nothing the doctors are giving me is helping I've seen 3 different doctors and it's been just over a week

  • Reply GameVerse August 30, 2019 at 8:42 am

    I am a 12 year old kid

    I got karma

    I eat candy everyday (This week)

    I have sore throat

    Now I regret 🙁

    Its hard to Swallow

    Wait I have a question do we need to avoid sucking ice cubes cause I suck ice cubes

  • Reply Maria Robldo August 30, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Who had the soar throat in the night and in the morning

  • Reply Nourshan Hannan August 30, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    NO HOT DRINKS? its like my whole childhood needs to be thrown out!

  • Reply Canndtutrle56 August 30, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    My throat was hurting

  • Reply Qioff Jr August 30, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    I don’t have a soar throat I have a raspy voice that crackes when I raise my voicd

  • Reply 850 Jayy August 30, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Sore throat is the worst part about being sick. Its a bitch to try and drink shit

  • Reply Jaku Vazifdar August 31, 2019 at 3:29 am


  • Reply Faiiryliights August 31, 2019 at 4:05 am

    I don’t know why but I woke up suddenly and felt sick. I started coughing a lot and couldn’t speak. I don’t know what to do!!! Please help!

  • Reply Pineapple Gacha August 31, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    My throat hurts

  • Reply Kyle Sapphire August 31, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    I have had this sour throat for 3 weeks and I’m contemplating suicide, it’s that debilitatingly painful, I have literally tried everything!

  • Reply UrAverageHuman August 31, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    My bday party is today and I have a sore throat ;-;

  • Reply AlliRxses August 31, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    i don’t have s sore throat i have a scratchy throat! 🥺

  • Reply Dasha Taran August 31, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    September 2019 everyone?
    My throat hurts so bad.
    – edit I misspelled it.

  • Reply I’m a game-a-holic August 31, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    I left my mouth open when sleeping and now my throat is so freaking dry!

  • Reply TooYoungToDrive Camaro lover September 1, 2019 at 12:58 am

    I’m six rn and I have a soar throat and I did the salt water thing hope I did it right

  • Reply YT Exodia September 1, 2019 at 3:36 am

    Here's a tip: don't hold your saliva in your mouth because it hurts to swallow. I've tried it, and when you actually do swallow, the burning is way more intense. Drink a lot of water, and get a lot of rest. There's not much to it

  • Reply Hello Pokebowl September 1, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    My throat hurts so bad today’s the second day I have had it

  • Reply Joshua Paul September 1, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    I have to go to a fucking music festival and my throat is literally killing me

  • Reply lxLm7xl 101 September 1, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Who else doesnt know why they have it

  • Reply Ex Toast September 1, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    I got a sore throatafter throwing up

  • Reply Ex Toast September 1, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Im a child age 12 well idk

  • Reply MrWolf Play3r September 1, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    I tried everthing nithing work till I finally started sucking on a cough drop it went away idk how

  • Reply Billie Eilish September 2, 2019 at 2:58 am

    Is it bad i got a sore throat and its not cold outside?

  • Reply marvelthestark September 2, 2019 at 5:24 am

    that hot salt water makes me throw up fr 😭

  • Reply josh September 2, 2019 at 8:55 am

    My throat feels like hell.

  • Reply About health September 2, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Thank you for this

  • Reply Sienna S September 2, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Tells you not to have hot drinks and gives you hot salt water

  • Reply Jasmine Lea September 2, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Damnit I start school in 3 days.

  • Reply Jude September 2, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    How do you know if it's just a sore throat and not strep throat? I heard that strep can lead to heart issues. Trying to avoid not going to a doctor, but do want to be safe.

  • Reply jose jaun September 2, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Dr I need help my throat feels as if something is stabbing it it burns any homemade remedies or anything

  • Reply Muhammad Aslam September 3, 2019 at 2:06 am

    Thanks. I have found my online doctor. 😉

  • Reply Eli Studios September 4, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    i drank 3 water bottles in 1 day.

  • Reply Pooja Sharma September 4, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    First is good gagling from salty warm water

  • Reply umna anjum September 4, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Helpful video 🙂

  • Reply Isaac Belleza September 4, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    My plem and nose id bloody

  • Reply Emily M September 4, 2019 at 9:58 pm


  • Reply Neptune Solo September 5, 2019 at 3:31 am

    ginger honey tea in a little hot water .. three to four times a day works every time

  • Reply Ajay Singh September 5, 2019 at 11:07 am

    What if a child has a sore throat? What alternative advice to salt water is there for children

  • Reply Lonely Lonely September 5, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Ugh, in the morning I woke with a sore throat….and I have school! 🙁

  • Reply Tamil XVII September 5, 2019 at 3:04 pm


  • Reply Jiya Khan September 5, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    I had 4 hours of vocal rehearsal today.. Have a performance tomorrow and a vocal audition the day after… All along with the music practices at my school. I really don't want to loose my voice in midst of all these..

  • Reply thneed ville September 5, 2019 at 10:48 pm


  • Reply Omar Omar September 5, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    Who else has a sore throat?

  • Reply sendr 1017 September 6, 2019 at 1:54 am

    I got a bad hangover and sore throat smh worst feeling ever ,fuckk my life

  • Reply Reem Muzahem September 6, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Hot drinks can make sore throat worst! I didn’t know that

  • Reply F0URFORCE September 6, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Lol when he said avoid hot drinks. I look over to my hot coffee and was like "well I'm just gonna go commit scooter ankle"

  • Reply Roblox for life September 6, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    I have a sore throat and a party tomorrow

  • Reply yeet ._.097 September 6, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Reeeeeeeeeeeeee my Throat hurts so much

  • Reply Quinn Person September 6, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    Salty water works!!!!

  • Reply woah woah September 7, 2019 at 2:00 am

    I wish i could talk to my friends on discord but i cant bc my throat hurts so bad

  • Reply Sharna Clarke September 7, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Thankyou for your video. First sore throat in years! I’m a registered nurse and haven’t been sick in sooo long. Needed some tips like these.

  • Reply Emperor•MLBB September 7, 2019 at 11:36 am

    it also helped my cough not hurt

  • Reply Bader September 7, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Is it patched yet?

  • Reply robert allen September 7, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Not once did I here about eating garlic raw……..

  • Reply CoolDestroyer89 September 7, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    I got a sore throat on vacation and it ruined it! I also have one now. Ugh

  • Reply Jose Ramirez September 7, 2019 at 4:11 pm


  • Reply Brick Prison September 7, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    In 6th grade, I didn't speak English, and I drank salt water, it hurt so fucking bad

  • Reply hoseok,you wanna craNbErRy spRiTe? September 7, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    I feel a sore throat coming and I wanna prevent it ughh

  • Reply Bradley Pate September 8, 2019 at 5:38 am


  • Reply Yulianna Turtle September 8, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Abraham: “Avoid hot liquids”

    Me: flashes back to the two hot chocolates I had earlier thinking it would help welp guess I wasted my money

  • Reply Aaron Karczewski September 8, 2019 at 9:05 am

    I think I’ve got strep 💀

  • Reply Sherifa Whyte September 9, 2019 at 3:12 am

    Whos else came from ENT docs clear sore throat and got. Headace

  • Reply Bp Singh September 9, 2019 at 6:33 am

    I am from India, I am 23 years old, I have been suffering from seasonal allergic cough since childhood, sore throat during cough, severe pain in stomach, severe pain in head, very sharp pain in spine bones, Can I be Cured ? Please help me.

  • Reply Katy Lepetsos September 9, 2019 at 7:54 am

    It’s almost 2:00 am now and I can’t sleep at all because I have strep throat and a cough too and it hurts and I can’t breathe right.

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