Pain in the Throat Prevention
Prevention of a sore throat include:
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Avoid exposure to others who have a sore throat.
- Avoid crowded areas during cold and flu season.
- Do not smoke.
- Avoid exposure to secondary smoke.
- Keep vaccinations up to date:
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