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Home Remedies
for Sore Throat

. Increase liquid intake to keep your throat moist.

. Warm tea with honey & lemon is a traditional remedy to help ease discomfort.

. Use a humidifier in your bedroom to get s good night's rest.

. Gargle with warm salt water - ¼ tsp. salt to ½ cup water.

. Sucking on hard candy stimulates saliva which also helps moisten a dry, irritated throat.

. Take coated non-aspirin pain relievers.

Since it is a symptom of so many varying ailments, a sore throat is traditionally the most common reason why adults see a doctor.

It may be an indication of mononucleosis, or a painful symptom of chronic sinus infection, or even certain throat cancers - all good reasons for seeking help from a medical professional.

Parents of small children may also become alarmed at the first sign of sore throat which can indicate bacterial strep throat infection requiring a course of antibiotic treatment. Other conditions that bring on a sore throat include tonsillitis (red, inflamed tonsils) post nasal drip, and croup.

Most often, however, a sore throat is one of the first signs of a viral cold or flu which simply calls for plenty of extra rest and fluid intake (which helps moisten a dry, scratchy throat) and other home remedies on hand.

Salt-water gargles, sucking on throat lozenges, or a nice hot cup of tea with honey & lemon will also usually help to ease the discomfort.

Around the Web, find out more about easing the pain of a sore throat with facts on causes & symptoms, medications & treatment, other favorite herbal & home remedies to try, plus information on more serious symptoms and related tips on when to see a doctor ...


also see related feature -> Simple Tips for Soothing a Sore Throat



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This information is intended as reference and not as medical advice.
All treatment decisions should be made by medical professionals.


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