Of course, the best decision would be to turn to a doctor. But if this isn't possible or if the problem has caught you unaware, you shouldn't neglect it altogether.
Oral hygiene helps above all, namely gargling with an antiseptic medicine, ideally with a pain-relieving effect.
Hexetidine (BACTIDOL®)is designed specifically for this and comes recommended by patients and doctors alike as a sure ally in the fight against oral cavity and throat problems.
The antiseptic Hexetidine, a component in the product, works in as fast as 30 seconds and protects for 12 hours against sore throat causing germs. This prevents sore throat worsening into a cough, cold or flu.*
1Wile DB. Hexetidine: A report on its antibacterial and antifungal properties on the oral flora in healthy subjects. Cur. Med. Res. Opin. (1986), p. 12
2Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation Federal State Budget Institution. Study of in vitro antiviral activity of Hexetidine against a number of viruses causing acute respiratory infection. 2014 (Data on File)
3Deryabin PG et. Al. Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine, Vol. 160, No. 3, January 2016 VIROLOGY
4The telegraph. Accessed from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/8806388/Top-10-causes-of-absenteeism.html . Accessed on 6 May 2016