How to Get Rid of a Sore Throat and Get Back to Business

Waking up with a sore throat is such an eye roll. It's a daunting, familiar feeling we've all dealt with way too often. You can hardly swallow without your tender throat feeling dry, scratchy, and achy. Ugh, it's the worst. It's even hard to talk sometimes because your tonsils and glands feel so out of order. I don't know about you, but when I'm sick, my productivity is ruined. My whole body shuts down. I strongly dislike not feeling like my normal self and usually try to ignore my symptoms and go on with my regular life, which inevitably makes things worse. The best way to beat a sore throat is to confront it head-on fast. We talked to Deevya Narayanan, DO, family medicine doctor at the Medical Offices of Manhattan, to figure out how to get rid of a sore throat.

Read on for Narayanan's step-by-step guide to banishing sore throats.