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Feel Better Fast: 10 Ways To Soothe A Sore Throat, Stat

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    We've all trawled the internet at midnight wondering if our symptoms are normal, or if a bowl of cereal qualifies as dinner. To the rescue: The experts at Health.com will share everything from how to ditch that nagging cough for good to quick-hitting workout moves and how to actually eat "clean."
    We've all trolled the internet at midnight wondering if our symptoms are normal, or if a bowl of cereal qualifies as dinner. To the rescue: The experts at Health.com will share everything from how to ditch that nagging cough for good to quick-hitting workout moves and how to actually eat "clean."

    A sore throat can be the first sign of a cold, a side effect of strained vocal cords, or an indication of something more serious (like strep throat).

    Regardless of the cause, your immediate concern when soreness strikes is how to get relief, fast. You may be tempted to run to your doctor, but some of the best treatments are home remedies and over-the-counter meds, says Jeffrey Linder, M.D., an internist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston.

    Here are 10 to try the next time you're feeling scratchy, hoarse, or just plain sick.

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