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Combating sore throat in a homely way

March 25, 2014 167 0 0

Headaches, cold, flu, fever, these all are some of the most common problems that almost everyone faces with seasonal changes and most of the times, the signal that you are soon going to fall ill is given by a sore throat.

Most of us try to ignore when its only sore throat due to which the infection eventually converts into fever and cold. Half the distress will be taken care of if you start treating yourself for sore throat from the day you experience it. It doesn’t mean that one has to rush to doctor; the everyday used things found around at home can be your saviour.

Salt Water Gargle

Salt Water Gargle @TheRoyaleIndia

For a fast and effective relief from sore throat, nothing beats the age-old remedy of salt water gargle. Gargle with a glass of warm water with a teaspoon of salt mixed in it, the magic will happen if it is repeated several times in a day. Salt acts as a mild antiseptic and also draws water out of mucous membranes in the throat, which helps to clear phlegm. A gargle with baking soda solution is also a good alternative. One half teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of warm water-gargle can also bring you relief from sore throat.

Honey

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Honey has antibacterial properties which help in speedy healing. Adding few teaspoons of honey into warm water or herbal tea and consuming it will help you in reducing the distress caused by sore throat. It acts as a hypertonic osmotic and hence draws water out of inflamed tissue.

Herbal Tea

Herbal Tea @TheRoyaleIndia

Even if you don’t have honey, consuming a cup of herbal tea gives a very soothing effect. Non-herbal teas contain antioxidants that help in strengthening immunity. Dried garlic has antibacterial and antiseptic properties that fight infection. So when down with sore throat, apart from gargling consuming dried garlic in between in a good option to get relief.

Lozenges

Lozenges @TheRoyaleIndia

Easily available lozenges at medical stores are yet another way to fight sore throat. These medicated candies help in keeping the throat moist. Sucking onto these candies stimulates saliva production and hence soothes the pain. Lozenges with cooling or numbing ingredient like menthol or eucalyptus work wonderfully in providing instant relief.

Stay Hydrated

Stay Hydrated @TheRoyaleIndia

Staying hydrated is one of the most important things that you should keep doing while suffering from sore throat. Staying hydrated keeps the mucous membranes moist and makes and increases the ability to combat bacteria and allergens. For non-vegetarians, chicken soup is an age old remedy that soothes sore throat to an extent. The anti-inflammatory properties in the broth will make you feel good as you sip it

Take Rest

Take Rest @TheRoyaleIndia

Last but not the least, resting is another thing that you need to do. It does not give you any immediate relief but your body needs good amount of rest to combat the virus that has attacked you. So with all the home remedies that you choose to take up while down with sore throat, do not forget to give yourself enough rest as well.

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