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If you have a sore throat, is it better to drink hot liquids or cold?

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I don't know the scientific answer to this, but I do know that in the past when I've had a sore throat both hot and cold liquids have been very soothing to me.

For cold liquids, cold fruit juices in particular can feel really good. During the worst throat pain I ever experienced I remember eating cold slices of watermelon constantly as it was the only thing that seemed to help.

And in regard to hot liquids, hot herbal or lemon tea with honey is extremely soothing. Unlike cold liquids, I often find that with hot liquids the soothing feeling lingers for a while, too, so that is an added bonus.

Hot or cold, you should definitely avoid dairy products or anything else that is in any way creamy, or at least my experience has always been that they seem to worsen the discomfort.

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try gargeling with a warm cup of salt water. do not drink. will soothe your throat.

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Warm makes me feel much better. Also taking a mix of 1Tbsp honey with 1Tbsp ginger juice really soothes my throat and I can sleep better without coughing the whole night.

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I would drink hotchocolate when you have a sore throat. Whenever I have a sore throat I drink hotchocolate.

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drink warm water or tea with honey. Does this help?

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