Updated 07 September 2016

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Experts predict that 15 million people will go to the doctor this year because of a sore throat.

As result of inflammation, a sore throat caused by a cold will appear red and will most likely be accompanied by a runny nose.

Treat the nagging pain with black currant lozenges.

For the latest on flu jabs and cold remedies, visit the Cold & Flu Centre.


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