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Hello, Paul,Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. There really isn't a lot to do other than gargle warm salt water and get plenty of rest and fluids. Some people find hot tea with lemon and honey soothing on a sore throat. If the pain is bad, acetaminophen (Tylenol) can help. Sore throats are almost always caused by viral infections that the body's own immune system will clear in time.