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Tips and Tricks for a Sore Throat

A sore neck is an inconvenience. No one wants to swallow and feel scratchy or as if there is something wrong with their throat. No one wants to have that feeling that something bigger is about to happen.

You can do a few things to relieve the pain and reduce your risk of catching a virus. It’s not enough to fill your medicine cabinet with painkillers. You can treat a sore neck at home using simple and inexpensive remedies. These are substances that you already have.

How to Treat a Sore Throat in Adults

 

Soup Broth: Traditional broths can be difficult to swallow if you have a sore or aching throat. A warm broth (not hot), however, will soothe your throat.

Lozenges for the throat or cough drops: These products help the body produce more saliva which coats and moisturises the throat. Contact with this product relieves pain from a sore or irritated throat.

Ibuprofen and acetaminophen can both be purchased without a prescription to relieve throat pain. Talk to your doctor about these medications if you suffer from high blood pressure, or any other heart problems.

Licorice Root: It has been proven that a solution made from licorice roots and water can soothe the throat and reduce coughing. Make licorice tea.

Sage and Echinacea : A study found that a Echinacea/sage throat spray is just as effective as the traditional throat sprays available over-the-counter. Although echinacea acts as a preventative, it still helps your cough. It can break up mucus from coughs, soothe sores throats and even stop a running nose.

How to Treat a Sore Throat in a Child

Your child may not be old to consume hard candies or lozenges, depending on their age. They might also not be ready to try some of the remedies that are well known for adults and can soothe their throats. Try one of these:

Popsicles A popsicle’s coldness may temporarily soothe the throat.

Honey Honey is known to soothe a sore, reduce a nighttime cough, and accelerate the healing process. study by the Mayo Clinic showed that honey was just as effective at treating coughs as dextromethorphan.

Humidifier: The best way to relieve pain is by keeping a sore or dry throat moist. A humidifier will keep your throat and mucous tissues moist.

Acetaminophen, the active ingredient of children’s acetaminophen, is the main component. It is commonly used to treat sore throats. It is used in small doses for children’s medicine.

Summary

Remember these tricks and tips the next time that familiar tingle appears in your throat. You can hopefully stop whatever is coming your way before things get too bad.

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