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Gargle with cayenne tea to cure a sore throat.
Prior to bedtime, gargle with salt water.
The child should not gargle immediately before the culture.
Internally lead has an astringent action on the mucous membranes, causing a sensation of dryness; the dilute solution of the subacetate forms an effective gargle in tonsillitis.
To help prevent these problems, patients can gargle and rinse the mouth or take a sip of water after each dose.