How to Cure Sore Throat

  posted by: Dennis


Man with sore throatSore throat is also known as strep throat which refers to the inflammation of the throat which is usually caused by streptococcus bacteria infection. Strep throat can be characterized with symptoms of swollen and tender throat associated with pain, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, and blocked nose or nasal passages.  Most cases do not require medical attention since it may come as a symptom of a cold or flu. However, you can perform some home remedies to help  in curing sore throat almost instantly.  Below are some of the home remedies that you can do to get rid and to alleviate the discomfort caused by your sore throat.

How to Treat Sore Throat (Home Remedies)

  • Saltwater is the most effective natural remedy to treat the condition. This can be done by dissolving a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water. Gargle the solution after every two hours to help kill of bacteria causing strep throat.
  • A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar added with a teaspoon of tincture capsicum or otherwise known as cayenne pepper/ powder, and three teaspoons of honey may be dissolved in a cup of warm water and may be gargled as well.
  • Herbal teas can also come to the rescue. Some of the choices are licorice tea and ginger tea. They are beneficial in soothing the pharynx and the passages.
  • Gargling with Listerine can also help fight off condition caused by the Strep bacteria.
  • Sucking on lozenges or hard candy can also provide temporary relief to this painful feeling.
  • Of course, being hydrated is always the key in eliminating sore throat. Make sure that you drink plenty of fluids and vitamin juices to get rid of it.
  • Rest. Since the problem may also be associated with flu-like symptoms,   taking a lot of rest byfar is the most important remedy noted under the sun. Allow your body to recuperate to promote speedy recovery.
  • Analgesics may be taken as well to provide relief from pain.
  • Stay away from irritants that may aggravate the solution including dust, dander, and cigarette smoke.

Suffering from sore throat is a big pain. Therefore, as soon as you notice its symptoms, act immediately and follow our home remedies for sore throat. But in cases, when the swollen and tender area seems to be chronic and does not heal despite of these home remedies, it would be much better to seek medical treatment immediately.




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Date: April 28, 2011 | Category: General Health
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