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How to manage a sore throat - GP service for sore throat in Fuengirola

GP service for sore throat in Fuengirola

Usually, home remedies help to reduce sore throats even though they sometimes need medical treatment. The severity and cause of a sore throat affects how a person deals with it. In this article we explain how to treat a sore throat at home and when to call our GP service for sore throat in Fuengirola.


Why is my throat sore?

The common cold or flu usually causes most sore throats. Although it is safe to control symptoms at home, you may need to see a doctor if the pain lasts for more than a week.

Glandular fever, tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils), strep throat (a bacterial throat infection), or even allergies can be causes of sore throat symptoms.


Managing a sore throat at home

Take painkillers if advised

Our GP service for sore throat in Fuengirola may advise you to take a painkiller if your throat pain is annoying. By taking it at regular intervals may help to reduce soreness.

If you need further guidance you can speak to our GP service for sore throat in Fuengirola or your pharmacist on whether the utilization of these medications and how to use and obtain them.

Gargle with warm salty water

You can gargle with warm water and salt to reduce sore throat if you have trouble swallowing. If you want to stop the pain, mix in a glass of warm water and half a teaspoon of salt and gargle for about 10 to 20 seconds, then spit out the mixture. It is important that children under 12 years old do not do this practice.

Drink plenty of fluids

It is important to stay hydrated even if your sore throat makes it difficult to swallow. To relieve inflammation or soothe your throat you can drink warm liquids, such as tap water or homemade meil and lemon drinks. It is recommended to drink 6 to 8 glasses to stay hydrated and avoid coffee or very hot tea as they can irritate the throat.

Eat smooth, soothing foods

Cold sweets, ice chips or ice cream can create temporary relief for a sore throat. Some people prefer to suck on hard candies or ice cubes, however, it is not recommended to give children small or hard to suck things as there will be a risk of choking.

When to call our GP service for sore throat in Fuengirola

You should see our GP service for sore throat in Fuengirola if your symptoms are severe or don’t ease within a week.

If the following consequences appear seek medical attention:

  • If high-pitched sound when breathing
  • If symptoms are getting worse or are severe
  • If drooling
  • If difficulty swallowing or breathing

Call our GP service for a sore throat in Fuengirola if:

  • you have fever while sore throat or hot feeling and shivery
  • you suffer from sore throats very often
  • your sore throat doesn’t get better a week after
  • you have a weakened immune system – for example, due to chemotherapy or diabetes
  • you're worried about your sore throat

Your severe, lasting sore throat may be due to strep throat