How can you reduce the risk of getting sore throats?

Since most sore throats are caused by germs5, there are steps that you can take to prevent getting an infection:

  • Avoid sharing utensils with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap.
  • Practice proper hand and throat hygiene by using an antiseptic hand wash and
    gargle, such as BETADINE® Gargle to kill germs and prevent passing on germs
    within the family or community2.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands as germs can
    enter your body this way and make you sick.
  • Stay away from people who are ill, as germs can spread.

Povidone-Iodine (BETADINE®) Gargle & Mouthwash

A convenient and hygienic spray that kills germs and helps relieve your sore throat symptoms.

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