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.

References:
1. Mackowiak, Elaine. Essentials of Nonprescription Medication and Devices. Pharmaceutical Press. Copyright 2010.
2. APhA. Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs 15th Edition. Copyright 2006.
3. Sore Throats. American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery. Accessed July 23, 2010.
4. Information from your family doctor. Sore throat. American Family Physician. 2006;74:1185.
5. HIV, AIDS and Oral Health. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Accessed July 28, 2010.

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