Sore Throat - Prevention

It is difficult to avoid getting a sore throat. People carrying the viruses and bacteria that cause the disease are all around us. The chance of being infected can be reduced, however. Some simple rules to follow include the following:

  • Wash hands frequently and well.
  • Avoid close contact with someone who has a sore throat.
  • Do not share food and eating utensils with anyone.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Stay out of polluted air.

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