It is important to diagnose the cause of your sore throat so that you can properly treat it. Common causes include bacterial and viral infections, allergies, dry environments, and acid reflux. To reduce your chances of developing a sore throat, practice good hygiene habits such as wearing a mask when in public and washing your hands frequently. If you deal with dry air often, you may want to invest in a good humidifier like the Miro MH7000 which has humidity sensors that can help maintain optimal humidity levels at home. Diet management is also key for those suffering from frequent acid reflux flare-ups - eating healthy foods that won't inflame either the stomach or throat should be prioritized. Finally, if already dealing with a painful sore throat, drinking plenty of fluids (especially warm liquids like soups and broths) will help soothe any stinging feeling in your throat.