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10 Ways to handle a Sore Throat

10 Ways to handle a Sore Throat

A sore throat is a condition marked by pain in the throat, typically caused by inflammation due to a cold or other virus. As long as you don’t have an infection which requires antibiotics, there are many ways available to ease the pain and help your throat heal. Here are my 10 Ways to handle a Sore Throat!rest

Rest

Ensure you have at least 6 – 8hours sleep.

 

 

Gargling

imagesIt is recommended to gargle with warm water, salt and apple cider vinegar. I do this twice a day.

 

 

 

 

 

lemon

Lemon and Honey

If your throat is sore, add honey to hot lemon tea and sip. Honey coats the throat, while lemon acts like a hot pack on the skin.

 

 

 

Ginger and Honeygingerhone

Try a combination of ginger tea and honey to soothe your sore throat.

 

 

 

 

bitterkola

Bitter Kola

Also known as Garcinia Kola is often used to treat the symptoms of colds. It is particularly very effective for coughs, nasal congestion and help coagulate phlegm. It is also effective in alleviating sore throat.

 

 

garlic

Garlic

You may not like it because of its offensive smell but the truth is that garlic is a natural antibiotic that is effective against bacteria and viruses.

 

 

Steam

steam

Sit for a while with your face over a bowl of steaming hot water and a towel covering your head. This can ease a sore throat and open nasal passages. Adding a drop or two of olive oil provides extra relief.

 

 

 

 

Fluids

fluid

Drink as much fluid as possible, at least eight to 10 glasses of water or juice daily. This keeps your throat from becoming dry and more irritated.

 

 

 

 

Mouth Breathing

Mouth breathing

A common cause of throat pain is sleeping with your mouth open to breathe when your nasal passages are blocked. Using saline nasal spray can help make breathing easier for sleeping.

 

 

 

 

Stop Shouting

shouting

Why would anyone continue shouting with a sore throat anyways? Keeping quiet most of the times or speaking softly helps in speeding up the healing process while you’re on medication.

 

 

I hope this was helpful. Please feel free to leave a comment below and share your ways of threating a sore throat with everyone.

This article was written by DukeAsuquo

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2 comments:

NnasiaMarch 23, 2016 at 11:18 amReply

Good to know there are other ways to cure this thing. Because i have been fighting this sore throat thing for the past weeks. It comes and go. Even after taken antibiotics. Thanks for the tips, will try it out in future in case of any signs…

DukeAsuquoMarch 23, 2016 at 11:48 amReply

I’m glad I could help. Do let me know which one works best for you ok.

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