How to Prevent Soar Throat?
Certain causes of sore throat are often preventable. As already mentioned, infection is the most common cause of sore throat. Therefore, whether the sore throat is caused by a viral infection or strep throat, certain measures can be taken to prevent acquiring and transmitting the infection.
The best way to prevent sore throats is to avoid the germs that cause them and practice good hygiene.
Follow these tips and teach your child to do the same:
– Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently, especially after using the toilet, before eating, and after sneezing or coughing.
– Avoid sharing food, drinking glasses or utensils.
– Cough or sneeze into a tissue and throw it away. When necessary, sneeze into your elbow.
– Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers as an alternative to washing hands when soap and water aren’t available.
– Regularly clean telephones, TV remotes and computer keyboards with sanitizing cleanser. When you travel, clean phones and remotes in your hotel room.
– Individuals should try to avoid close contact with people who are already ill with a viral upper respiratory tract infection or with strep throat (and other bacterial infections).
– Avoid touching potentially infected surfaces (computers, doorknobs, or phones) and avoid direct contact with handkerchiefs, napkins, Kleenex or towels being used by an ill contact.
– Individuals who are taking antibiotics for a bacterial infection should be encouraged to finish their course of antibiotics to completely eradicate the infection and decrease disease transmission.