Most sore throats are actually caused by viruses, not bacteria. In most cases, that means riding out the discomfort while letting your immune system do its thing.
According to recent reports from the Infectious Disease Society of America, however, approximately 10-million Americans are prescribed antibiotics for a sore throat each year, when in reality, only about 2 million actually have a bacterial infection. For the rest, the antibiotics are ineffective—and worse, they may hinder the body’s healing efforts.
Whether you decide to take antibiotics for a bacterial infection or not, it’s helpful to know that you can also take a number of natural options, alone or combined with antibiotics, to fight a bacterial infection. These natural solutions boost immunity, relieve symptoms, and speed recovery.
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