When you get a sore throat, it could be an indication that you are about to catch a cold or that you have been straining your vocal cords too much. Sometimes it could also be indicative of something more severe.
No matter what the cause, you will feel the need to immediately seek relief from the soreness you feel in your throat. You will feel that going to your doctor is the best way to deal with it. Before you do that why don’t you try these simple remedies that could help you in this regard?
Home Remedies for Sore Throat
- Anti-inflammatory drugs: You can simply try one of these medicines as a means to reduce the swelling that comes when you have a sore throat. A combination of painkillers and anti inflammatory formulation in these medicines can reduce the symptoms and provide relief.
- Gargling with Saltwater: It has been seen that you can get a lot relief as well as flush out bacteria or other irritants by simply gargling with a warm water salt solution. Simply mix ½ teaspoon of salt in a cup of tepid water to gargle. Make sure that you do not swallow the salt water solution.
- Spray and Lozenges: Since cough drops ensure that your mouth and thereby your throat does not get dry these seem to work at providing relief. Plus cough drops have a cooling agent, some ginger or lemon extracts that can add to the overall cure and relief. Similarly sprays for sore throat will also help bring you some comfort as well as having antibacterial qualities.