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5 best home remedies for sore throat

A sore throat usually refers to pain, itchiness or irritation in the throat. Throat pain is the primary symptom of a sore throat and it may get worse if proper precautions are not taken. And then gradually a need to consult an ENT doctor online becomes important. Most sore throat is caused by infections, allergies, common cold, dry air etc and hence it can be uncomfortable at times. 

All of us often forget that solutions to some of our health problems are right in front of us as our kitchen is the best pharmacy consisting of all the herbal ingredients. Always remember, drinking plenty of hot water is the first step towards getting rid of sore throat. 

Here I am listing some of the best home remedies to soothe the pain and irritation, let’s have look: 

Warm Salt Water Gargles: Gargling with warm salt water is one of the best things you can do in order to reduce the irritation as it effectively helps to kill the bacteria in the throat. It also helps reduce swelling and keeps the throat clean. The process of salt water gargle should be repeated every 3 hours or so as per the convenience. 

Chamomile Tea: Chamomile Tea acts as a savior if you are suffering from Throat Pain. It is naturally soothing and has been used for medicinal purposes. It is often used because of its antioxidant and anti inflammatory purposes. Chamomile Tea also helps in intensification of the immune system to help your body fight the infections that caused your sore throat in the first place. One can drink Chamomile Tea 2 times a day. 

Turmeric: As we all know that Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant as it contains Medicinal properties.  It instantly increases the antioxidant capacity of the body and helps the body to fight against infections. Just add half a teaspoon of turmeric in warm milk or water and drink it before going to bed and it will surely turn out to be highly effective. One can have Turmeric Milk twice a day. 

Honey: Honey is a sweetener that people usually combine with natural ingredients to soothe a sore throat. It can also be used as a medicine because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It can be added to hot water along with some lemon juice or tea whichever you find it more preferable. 

 Soft diet: Eating food that is lighter for the stomach is always helpful. Soft diet usually includes

  • Soups
  • Juices
  • Vegetables
  • Dal and Rice
  • Khichdi etc. One can intake a soft diet for best results during sore throat. 

After choosing all the above home remedies and if you still feel that you are constantly having a sore throat, you should not waste time and immediately consult a physician. You can opt for online consultation with an ENT specialist. And just log on to Mediflam.com to make an appointment with an online ENT specialist and consult him to resolve the sore throat. 

Author Bio 

Mr Viral Kotecha received the M.Pharm degree in the year 2012 from Manipal University. As a pharmacist he strives to provide comfort and care to his patients. He is a very well seasoned team player who keeps patients’ wellness on first priority and goes above and beyond by giving Pharmacological information to multidisciplinary health care team. His experience of Working with Team Mediflam has helped him to easily navigate the Medical Sector. And he is now looking forward to planning and fulfilling the long-term and short term goals at Mediflam.

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