A sore throat is certainly no fun. Not only is it painful (hence the name!) but it can also make a lot of tasks less enjoyable. You might wake yourself with painful snoring in the night (as well as your partner!), you may lose your voice and struggle to talk and food will certainly lose its luster. That’s the most offensive part of all…
There are many potential causes of a sore throat. Most often we will associate this ailment with colds and flu but actually it can come about for a whole host of reasons. Other common causes for instance include allergies – which can likewise cause inflammation and discomfort, singing too loudly, smoking, and more.
Whatever the case, it is important that you address the root cause of the problem as well as the symptoms. That way, you can ease the discomfort and enjoy eating and talking again as quickly as possible while you meanwhile drive out any infection that may be causing the problem and prevent it from coming back.
In this post, we’ll be taking a look at 19 different remedies for a sore throat to set you off on the right track!
The single most effective and important remedy for a sore throat is water. Now, this isn’t going to help you to instantly gain relief from the pain and discomfort, however it will still offer some soothing thanks to the cool liquid and more importantly, it will encourage longer-term benefits.
For those who are experiencing a sore throat due to a cold or flu, phlegm build-up might be part of the issue. If this is thick and viscous, then it will mean you have a hacking cough and this might be what is causing the pain and discomfort. Drinking water will help to break this up and dilute it, thus reducing the amount of coughing necessary. Likewise, drinking water will increase the production of saliva which is anesthetic and antiseptic.
Do you ever wake up in the morning first thing with a painful throat? The reason is that you are dehydrated. So, drink up!