What can you do to prevent a sore throat?
While you cannot always prevent a sore throat completely, there are
things you can do to reduce the risk of catching an infection.
Wash your hands regularly
This can help stop the spread of bacteria
or viruses and is especially important if
people around you appear to be
If you smoke, try to quit as cigarette smoke irritates the sensitive tissues lining the throat and weakening the functioning of the immune system.2
Take Echinacea and zinc
While there is no concrete evidence that these supplements prevent a cold, some studies have suggested that they may help.3
Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth
The cold and flu viruses can enter your body through the eyes, nose and mouth. By not touching them too much, you can limit the risk of droplets on the hands reaching these areas and causing infection.