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Why is that so?

  1. Jan 20, 2007 #1
    I heard people say that we one have sore throat, he/she should avoid drinking orange juice. Why is that so? Is it because orange juice is more 'sour' or is it because of the chemicals inside the orange? And, when one have sore throat, besides drinking water, what are the other so-called 'suitable' drinks to drink? Thanks.:smile:
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  3. Jan 20, 2007 #2
    Citrus fruits contain citric acid, which is an acid. A sore throat can be caused by both a virus and a bacteria and can make it harder to swallow and pain in the throat. Avoiding dehydration. Warm drinks and eating soft food may ease swallowing problems.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2007
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