Allergy-related sore throats are different from their viral- and bacterial-related cousins in that instead of being caused by an infection, they can result from a wide variety of factors, including:
- Certain foods
- Certain medications
Though the typical sore throat will go away within a few days, an allergy-related sore throat can turn into a chronic symptom, one that many experience in conjunction with other allergy-related symptoms, like rashes, joint pain, aching muscles, and swollen glands.
The first step in managing your allergy-induced sore throats is visiting a professional. From there, we can determine the root cause of your allergy, and help you create a personalized plan for removing the trigger from your life and/or ways to manage your allergies when removing the trigger isn’t a realistic solution.
Providing short-term relief for a sore throat can usually be accomplished through the use of simple but effective home remedies. Drink warm liquids, especially tea with honey or lemon, and chicken broth or bouillon. Cold liquids can also help. Suck on popsicles, hard candy, or throat lozenges to soothe irritation. Gargle with warm salt water several times a day. Use a humidifier or vaporizer to moisten the air.
More long-term solutions can involve immunotherapy, which is a series of allergy shots designed to build up your body’s immune system against the allergen causing you and your body stress.
If you or a loved one has trouble with allergy-related sore throats, please call our practice today for your appointment. Our team of allergists can help you identify the cause of your allergies, and create treatment plans that will help you manage the symptoms you’re experiencing so you can lead a more normal and stress-free way of life.