by Ellen Schmidt, Jan. 13, 2021

But there are many treatment options for a sore throat, according to Dr. Kecia Gaither, an OB-GYN, women’s health expert, and Director of Perinatal Services for NYC Health+Hospitals/Lincoln. It’s just important to first determine what is causing the sore throat. In an interview with Romper, Gaither writes, “A sore throat can be an indicator of many types of clinical entities. There are important points to consider: has anyone else been sick around you? Is there an associated fever or headache? Swollen tonsils or white spots on tonsils? Have you had nausea or vomiting? Do you have difficulty breathing, a cough, or ear pain?”

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