How To: Treat sore throats with or without over-the-counter medication

Treat sore throats with or without over-the-counter medication

Everybody gets them— sore throats. And everybody hates them. They're very painful, but can be treated easily with over-the-counter medications OR home remedies. Watch this informative video if you want to learn what they are, so the next time you have a cold and sore throat, you can be prepared.

There are some very important signs and symptoms to watch out for that indicate if you can self-treat or if you must see a doctor. This information is discussed in the video as well as safety tips, non-pharmacological treatments, over the counter treatments, and when it is appropriate to see your doctor.

This video is presented by Paul Tran, PharmD Candidate 2012.

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