Natural Remedies: How to Get Rid of a Sore Throat Quickly!
Did you know that a sore throat refers to pain, itching, or irritation of the throat?
You may have difficulty swallowing food and liquids, and the pain may get worse when you try to swallow.
Throat pain is the primary symptom of a sore throat.
Allergies, dry air, and outdoor pollution, as well as illnesses like the common cold, flu, measles, chickenpox, mononucleosis (mono), and the croup, can all cause sore throats.
These illnesses are all viral infections that will not respond to antibiotics.
We listed below some of the simple home and sore throat remedies that will help you get started on naturally soothing the ache:
1. Drink Milk - warm milk might seem like the perfect thing to ease your throat. It's soothing, non-irritating, and relaxing, plus, it's getting fluid into your body. While not true for all sore throats, if your pain comes along with congestion, it may be best to steer clear of milk. The reason is because milk coats the throat, which already has excess mucus thanks to your illness.
2. That Drink Ginger - Ginger has a pretty intense-even spicy- flavor, so why would you want to ingest it when your throat is already tender and sore? It just so happens that ginger is packed with properties that will chase away the pain. It works brilliantly as a cold remedy as well, and colds and sore throats often go hand in hand. It's an expectorant, which means it helps loosen and expel mucus from your respiratory system.
3. Do Pomegranate Power-Ups - focusing on Sore Throats, pomegranates may help fight off infection with anti-oxidants, while they also contain astringents. An astringent is a substance that causes contraction of body tissue, so they will help the swelling go down in your throat, in turn diminishing the pain.
4. Get Your Rest & Fluids - it's an obvious one, but its repeated so often for a reason, so do not brush it off. Combine it with other natural remedies, and it may boost their effectiveness as well. Make sure you're letting your body rest, and drink as much fluid as you can!
5. Gargle with warm salt water - when our throats hurt, regardless of what causes it, it's because the cells in the mucous membranes have become swollen and inflamed. By gargling with salt water you decrease the swelling, as salts primary function is to draw out water, which in turn shrinks the swollen cells and eases the pain.
6. A Marshmallow Have - I am referring to the herb called Marshmallow, or Marshmallow Root. It has been used with a fair amount of success for several centuries in North America and Europe as it contains mucilage, which helps soothe and coat mucus membranes in the throat.
7. Mix up the drink ACV - Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is probably right up there with garlic (its unfortunate the things that make us better can not taste delicious) but some people swear by it. Its high acidity levels of bacteria can be killed quite efficiently, and when mixed with honey it can soothe the soreness in your throat as well.
8. Suck on Garlic - It sounds repulsive, and you probably do not want to go on a dinner date right afterwards, but garlic is a natural remedy that can kick a sore throat right in it's painfully swollen tush. The reason lies in the garlic's allicin, a compound that can kill the bacteria that causes strep and fight the germs causing pain and irritation.
9. Steam It Out - steam can ease a sore throat, particularly one that hurts due to dryness, shorten its duration, and make it easier to breathe if you're congested. You do not have to head to your gym's sauna / steam room to get the treatment either-there are ways to use steam as a remedy without leaving the comfort of your home.
10. Keep Food And Drink Temperatures Moderate - a huge glass of ice water might sound fabulous, but in reality, the temperature can sometimes make the throat ache more. Same thing goes for hot-while teas and soups are often called for "hot," err more on the side of "warm." Liquid that is too hot will just burn and cause more pain.
Since you already know how to treat a sore throat, the next time you feel your throat starting to get painful, use any of the above as soon as possible. In the middle of the worst sore throat I've ever had, tea drinking probably will not feel like much in comparison to the effects of over-the-counter pain medication, but home remedies can stop it before it has a chance to get much worse.
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