Welcome to ATD. Thank you for the query.
You are probably suffering from pharyngitis with cold.
Pharyngitis is inflammation of the pharynx—the back of the throat. This can cause a sore throat, as well as scratchiness in the throat and difficulty swallowing.
If your pharyngitis is caused by a bacterial infection, your doctor will prescribe antibiotics. It is important that you take the entire course of antibiotics to prevent the infection from returning or worsening. If your pharyngitis is caused by a virus, home care can help relieve symptoms.
Home care includes:
taking over-the-counter medication such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen to ease pain and reduce fever
drinking plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration
gargling with warm salt water
using throat lozenges
using a humidifier
resting until you feel better
Hope this helps. Take care.
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