Nobody wants to have a sore throat. The pain and itching is just too much to bear at times. It’s difficult to talk and eating and drinking become a painful task when you have a sore throat. You want to get rid of the pain and the itch as soon as possible. So here’s how to treat a sore throat fast.
If you want to save yourself from all the agony of having a sore throat, you have to act on it quickly before it gets worse. Once you start feeling a sore throat creeping up on you, get wrapped up with your clothes. Avoid exposing yourself too much to the cold. Wearing a nice thick scarf around your neck is a nice way to stay warm and keep the sore throat at bay.
If you want to keep your sore throat at least at the minimum, you have to make certain sacrifices. Avoid eating too much sweets and salty foods as these can irritate your throat further. Personally, I find eating too much salted chips and the like irritating to my throat. So stay away from foods and drinks that can make your throat itch even further. And besides, swallowing chips is pretty painful too when you have sore throat. Another thing you should avoid is cold food and drinks. If you love to drink cold water, you’ll have to keep away from it. You’ll find that drinking warm water is far more soothing to the throat.
However, the best way to treat sore throat seems to be using various types of gargles. One of the most common remedy for sore throat that people do is to gargle a salt and water solution. Mix some salt and warm water and use this to gargle repeatedly. I find this very soothing to the throat. Another popular gargle remedy is using cayenne. Simply mix cayenne with water and gargle every 15 minutes. You can also try apple cider vinegar. You have to be patient when it comes to these types of remedies. The sore throat may not go as soon as you start gargling. You’ll have to wait for an hour or two before you can feel any improvements.
There are many different home remedies for sore throat but the thing with most of these remedies is that it only soothes the pain away. If you really want to get rid of the sore throat, you’ll have to target the cause of it. Sore throat can either be a viral or bacterial infection. If it’s viral, then it can most likely lead to colds or flu. Remember to visit your doctor, especially if it’s taking too long to heal.