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Sore Throat


According to New York-Presbyterian Hospital, consider the folllowing tips to help deal with a sore throat: 


  • Tart, acidic, or salty beverages and foods such as: citrus fruit juices (grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime); pickled and vinegary foods (relishes and pickles); tomato-based foods (chili, salsa, spaghetti sauce, pizza); canned broth.
  • Alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco.
  • Strong spices, such as chili powder, cloves, curry, hot sauce, nutmeg, and peppers.


  • Choose lukewarm or cool foods that are soothing. Very hot or very cold foods can cause dis tress.
  • Season foods with herbs such as basil, oregano, and thyme.
  • Choose soft, creamy foods, such as cream soups, cheeses, mashed potatoes, yogurt, eggs, custard, pudding, cooked cereals, ice cream, casseroles, gravies, syrups, milkshakes, and commercial liquid supplements.
  • Blend and moisten foods that are dry or solid.Use in soups or with sauces, gravies, and in casseroles.

NOTE: This article should not be your only source of information on this health care topic. If your symptom persists, speak with your health care provider.

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