How To Cure A Sore Throat In 1 Minute

October 14, 2019

You’ve likely experienced the symptoms of
a sore throat in your lifetime. Itching, scratching, and burning aren’t
fun, especially if they’re accompanied by other symptoms of a cold or a more serious
virus. Sore throats can be downright miserable. However, in most cases, you can find relief
without immediately running to your doctor. In this video we share 10 ways to feel better
when a sore throat sets in. Any extra resources or information will be
included in the description so make sure to check it out. Our first tip is to Gargle with salt water. Gargling with warm salt water can help soothe
a scratchy throat. The salt pulls the mucus out of your swollen,
inflamed tissue and helps relieve the discomfort. The Mayo Clinic recommends combining 1/4 to
1/2 teaspoon of table salt with 4 to 8 ounces of warm water. Stir until the salt dissolves. Then gargle with it for several seconds and
spit it out. Repeat the salt gargle several times each
day. At number 2 we recommend sucking on a lozenge. Some over-the-counter (OTC) throat lozenges
contain menthol, an ingredient that can gently numb the tissue in your throat. This can provide you with temporary relief
from burning and pain sensations. In a pinch, candies can have the same effect. Candy and cough drops increase your saliva
production and help keep your throat lubricated. However, candy and cough drops won’t soothe
your sore throat for as long as medicated lozenges or relieve it as effectively, and
you may find yourself needing relief again soon. Avoid giving lozenges or cough drops to young
children. Both are a choking hazard. At number 3 we recommend trying over the counter
pain relief. According to the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, viruses cause most sore throats. Viruses can’t be treated with antibiotics,
which only kill bacteria. Instead, the virus has to run its course in
your body. OTC nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines
such as ibuprofen or naproxen can reduce inflammation and swelling in your throat. They can also relieve soreness or scratchiness. At number 4 we recommend honey. Warm tea that is sweetened with honey can
help soothe your irritated throat. Tea also keeps you hydrated, which is another
important step in treating a sore throat. Brew up a cup next time a sore throat starts
to tickle. You might consider choosing a green tea, which
serves as an antibacterial, pain reliever, and rich source of antioxidants, as well as
helps reduce inflammation. Honey has another benefit when you’re sick. Research shows that it’s an effective cough
suppressant and works as well as OTC cough medication. At number 5 we recommend trying an echinacea
and sage spray. Use a few spritzes of a spray containing a
combination of echinacea and sage. A study in the European Journal of Medical
Research finds this herbal remedy soothes a sore throat as well as OTC sore throat relief
sprays. At number 6 we recommend staying hydrated. Staying hydrated is an important part of treating
a sore throat. When you’re dehydrated, your body can’t
produce enough saliva and mucus to keep your throat naturally lubricated. This will make the swelling and inflammation
worse. Water is a good choice, as are warm teas or
warm soups. Hot tea or hot soup, however, may actually
burn your already sensitive throat and make the problem worse. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, which can dry
you out even more. At number 7 we recommend to a humidifier. Breathing in moist air can help soothe swollen
tissue in your nose and throat. Turn on a cool mist humidifier to increase
the amount of moisture in your room. You can buy humidifiers at most retailers,
or check the description to buy online. At number 8 we recommend giving yourself a
steam shower. If you don’t have a humidifier, you can
still get relief from moist air. Breathe in the steam from a warm shower to
help reduce swelling and ease the pain of a sore throat. You can also create steam by running very
hot water into a sink. Drape a towel over your head and lean into
the sink to breathe in the steam. Keep taking deep breaths for several minutes,
and repeat as necessary to ease your sore throat. You might try boiling some water in a pot
on the stove for 30 minutes to increase humidity in your house. Add a tablespoon of menthol ointment such
as Vick’s VapoRub to the boiling water to fill the air with decongestant menthol aromas. At number 9 we recommend raising your head. When congestion comes with your sore throat,
prop an extra pillow or two under your head. The extra height will help you breathe easier. With your congestion relieved, you won’t
have to sleep with your mouth open, which can dry out your throat and cause it to hurt
even more. And for our final tip we recommend getting
a prescription. Viruses cause most sore throats, but sometimes
the culprit can be bacteria such as streptococcus, which causes strep throat. If your sore throat doesn’t go away or gets
worse, or you’re running a fever, see your doctor for a strep test. You might need an antibiotic. If your doctor does prescribe an antibiotic,
finish the entire course. Don’t stop taking the medicine, even if
your symptoms disappear and you begin to feel better. Stopping the antibiotic could leave some bacteria
behind to re-infect you, and these bacteria that survive may no longer respond to the
antibiotic. So that sums up our top 10 tips for curing
a sore throat. If you found any of it useful then hit that
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