Can you massage a sore throat away?


While a massage may temporarily alleviate some discomfort associated with a sore throat, it is unlikely to completely “massage away” the underlying cause of the sore throat.

Sore throats are typically caused by inflammation and irritation in the throat, often due to a viral or bacterial infection. In these cases, the sore throat will usually resolve on its own over time as the immune system fights off the infection.

While a massage may provide some relief by helping to improve circulation and reduce muscle tension in the neck and throat area, it is not a substitute for appropriate medical treatment. If your sore throat is severe or persistent, it is important to see a healthcare provider for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment, which may include medications or other therapies.

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