How often the
average person swallows each day ? It is 580 times. Swallowing can be
very painful with a sore throat, even the ordinary run-of-mill type. So,
what can you do to make it stop (or at least more bearable) ?
Throat - The root of the problem
symptoms of sore throat like pain, roughness, redness at the back of the
throat and a feeling of dryness arise due to inflammation of the throat.
Inflammation is a natural process where our body responds to the
injuries inflicted by the cause or cause of sore throat and ends with
the complete healing of the injured area. Hence, treating inflammation
will greatly reduce the symptoms of sore throats.
causes of sore throat :
- Viruses, the same germs that cause
colds and flu, are the most common causes - antibiotics are useless in
- A much smaller number of sore throats
are due to bacterial infections that require antibiotic treatment.
- Allergies, pollutants or irritants.
- Post-orosurgery or trauma.
- Acid (gastroesophageal) reflux
you do ?
measures can help ease our discomfort while the sore throat runs its
course, which is usually within 5 to 7 days.
- Speak as little as possible
- Avoid smoke and other air
- Drink plenty of fluids to keep your
- Suck candy or soothers to increase
- Gargle with warm salt water
- Sip honey and lemon
- Humidify the air
also consult your pharmacist or doctor for anti-inflammatory gargle or
lozenge to reduce the redness and swelling from the inflammation process
while soothing your sore throat. For those who are concerned about the
sugar intake of sucking candies, soothers or lozenges, there are
sugar-free variants available.
always read the product label before use and use only as directed. Do
seek further medical advice should your symptoms persist after five
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