If you got up this morning feeling your throat ringing the alarm bell, you are wondering desperate and annoyed what to do to get rid of the symptoms right away! Difficulty in swallowing and speaking, burning sensation, hoarseness, mild cough, swollen glands and mucus production are some of the difficulties you may have faced! What do you do in this case?
Act fast! It’s better not to ignore the first signs of a sore throat unless you want it to worsen. Generally, catch it before it catches you! With some simple changes in your daily routine you will quickly see the difference:
1. Increase liquids.
Liquids will help you hydrate while preventing dehydration and a dry throat! Avoid caffeine and alcohol, as they may have the opposite effect. Always have a bottle of water with you and choose drinks such as tea and fresh orange juice.
2. Throat Spray
Choosing the right spray and applying it according to its instructions will make a big difference. A very good choice is propolis spray, which is known for its antimicrobial properties. Also very effective is the Pharyndol spray, which is even suitable for pregnancy and lactation.
3. Gargle with salt water and soda
Old traditional recipe that helps a lot! Put in a glass of lukewarm water ¼- ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. soda and gargle several times a day. It will reduce swelling and bacteria in your throat. If you can tolerate it you can also make gargle with a little apple cider dissolved in water!
The aroma of garlic may be repelling, but its properties are miraculous! It strengthens the immune system by helping it cope with the cold, so it’s worth adding it to your meals and soups, or even take a garlic supplement!
5. Chicken soup
And speaking of soups, we couldn’t help not mentioning the queen of them, the chicken soup! A lot of research has been done, but none has been able to give an official answer as to what makes chicken soup so effective! Some argue that it is the combination of many vegetables, spices and garlic, while others that its the hot vapors that excrete mucus and provide relief. The only sure thing is that you won’t regret it if you include it in your menu!
6. Find the right syrup
There are thousands of syrups out there and many people are confused with those different choices. Observe your symptoms, notice if you have dry cough or if it coexist with mucous secretions – productive cough – or if you have difficulty in swallowing and feel pain. Also, if you also have nasal congestion, choose one with thyme or eucalyptus to see the difference!
7.Cold or Hot?
Opinions here also diverge, as some doctors argue that cold drinks are a great solution when one cannot swallow and can relieve sore throats, while others believe that hot drinks and soups are both contributing and in best breathing as they open the airways, secreting mucus. Find out what suits you best and avoid very hot drinks.
Rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, it is an excellent choice to accompany everything, even your water! Lemon also helps in the production of saliva, which will keep your mucus membranes hydrated. So don’t forget to squeeze enough lemon into your tea, soups, or just put a lemon slice into your water!
9. A spoonful of honey
Perhaps the simplest recipe for immediate relief of a sore throat that we know from a young age is a spoonful of honey! The softening and antibacterial properties of honey can help a lot! Hold on for a while and don’t drink water, so you can let it work. Manuka honey is probably the most potent antimicrobial honey, as research has shown it to be 100 times more active than common honey, so it should be consumed in small quantities
10. Avoid smoking
Even if you are a smoker, you can certainly understand how smoking or even staying in a smoke room can make your throat even dryer and for you even harder to get rid of sore throats! The same is true with exposure to strong cleaners and fumes.
Because you don’t know if it is a bacterial or a viral infection, it is best not to take any medicine without your doctor’s advice! Ask for help if you your sore throat persists for days or develop a fever above 38.5 ° C.
Follow the tips above, take a break, and pause for a while! You will soon be ok again!
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