What is a Sore Throat? Causes, Symptoms, Treatment
It starts out as a tickle you barely notice when you wake up in the morning. By the end of the day, your sore throat feels like a 3-alarm fire. You can’t get to the drug store fast enough; and, oh, what was that home remedy your friend’s mother says she swears by?
Sore throats are a painful annoyance and also a common symptom of colds and flu, leading to more than 15 million doctor’s visits each year.1 If you’re like most people, you don’t think about a sore throat until you’ve got one. But, you can be prepared ahead of time with the Vicks lineup of reliable cold and flu remedies, so you can have relief at hand at the earliest signs of a sore throat that means business. Vicks has your sore throat covered.
Learn more about what a sore throat is and its causes, so you can find the best sore throat treatment for you—or prevent the spread altogether.
What is Sore Throat?
Sore throat symptoms can worsen if you’re suffering from nasal congestion because you may need to breathe more out of your mouth, which can dry the throat and cause it to feel more sore.
Causes of Sore Throat
These types of non-viral sore throat can either indicate or develop into a serious medical condition and should always be evaluated and treated by your healthcare provider.
How to Treat a Sore Throat
VapoCOOL Lozenges and Sore Throat Spray
For your worst sore throat pain, try VapoCOOL SEVERE Drops. They soothe your sore throat pain with the trusted Vicks Vapors you know, in a powerful drop.
DayQuil and NyQuil
How to Avoid Sore Throat Symptoms