How to Get Rid of Sore Throat
Sore throat is characterized by an inflammation caused by viral infection, bacterial infection, smoking, infected tonsils, food allergies and many more but sometimes sore throat is a symptom of serious illnesses like mumps, measles, chicken pox, influenza and cancer. The inflammation makes the tissues coarse and raw which can lead to difficulty in swallowing. If you swallow, brace yourself for the pain it will cause. Sore throat is inevitable but it is treatable.
If you feel your throat is irritating and swollen, you are experiencing sore throat. No matter how painful it is, you need to eat. You should know some remedies to relieve the pain. Here’s a look:
Take it Easy
You should rest the body to give it enough strength to fight off the infection. If you are working, ask a day off. It can make a difference.
There are many gargling solution that you can consider. You can start by Listerine, Raspberry tea, Sage herb, Turmeric and Saltwater. If you want the natural way, you can consider the saltwater gargle. Just make a saline solution (add ½ teaspoon of salt to a cup of tepid water). This is effective because it can reduce inflammation.
Sip Cider Vinegar
You can choose to sip or rinse your throat with cider vinegar. You only need honey, vinegar (preferably apple cider) and hot water. Just mix it all and you are ready to sip or gargle it.
You can choose to sip lemon juice or lime juice. Don’t forget to put honey.
Take an Analgesic
Yes, you can take aspirin or ibuprofen if you choose to. But if you are a kid under 19 or pregnant, it is best to look for alternative solutions because this is not good for you.