Health tips
Health Tips - Sore Throat
A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes it painful to swallow. Most of the time the soreness is worse in the morning and improves as the day progresses. A sore throat is usually the first symptom of a mild illness such as a cold or the flu. However, it can also be an indication of a more serious condition, such as strep throat or scarlet fever.
Like colds, the vast majority of sore throats are caused by viral infections or viral pharyngitis. This means most sore throats will NOT respond to antibiotics. Many people have a mild sore throat at the beginning of every cold. When the nose or sinuses become infected, drainage can run down the back of the throat and irritate it, especially at night. Or, the throat itself can be infected.
A sure - fire remedy for a sore throat is to gargle with a strong solution of table salt and warm water. Gargle several times a day. The salt helps to relieve that uncomfortable burning in your throat. (1/2 tsp of salt in 1 cup water.)
Drink warm liquids. Honey or lemon tea is also a time-tested remedy.
Sucking on hard candies or throat lozenges can be very soothing, because it increases saliva production. This is often as effective as more expensive remedies, but should not be used in young children because of the choking risk.
For sore throat gargling with 10 grams of Black Tulasi boiled in 1/2 L water will be benefited.
Use a cool-mist vaporizer or humidifier to moisten and sooth a dry and painful throat.
Eat tender betel leaves(Small piece ) 2-3 times a day.
Make a paste of 2-3 cloves with 1-2 clefts of garlic. Mix with 1 cup of honey. Have 1 tsp 3-4 times a day.
Soak 8-10 almonds. Peel and grind with 10-12 pepper balls. Mix in a1 cup of boiled and cooled water. Sieve and drink adding either salt or sugar to taste.
Cut 2 small onions in to thin pieces, mix with Honey and eat piece by piece every 15 – 20 minutes.
Boil a cup of milk. Add a pinch of turmeric powder and drink before going to bed.
Boil one whole onion, mash and eat with a little butter, salt and pepper.
Soak finely chopped onion in honey for a day. Strain out the onion and drink 2 tsp of the honey daily.
Sometimes breathing through the mouth will cause a sore throat in the absence of any infection. During the months of dry winter air, some people will wake up with a sore throat most mornings. This usually disappears after having something to drink.

With a sore throat, sometimes the tonsils or surrounding parts of the throat are inflamed. Either way, removing the tonsils to try to prevent future sore throats is not recommended for most children.

Once you get rid of the sore throat, get rid of your toothbrush, it may give you the sore throat again, and you don't want to get it back, so time to go to the drugstore and get a new one.
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