Having a sore throat sucks whether it’s caused by hayfever, a cold, a flu or anything else. It tends to start with coughing and tickling in the back of the throat and eventually it develops into such a constant and uncomfortable pain that you just don’t want to cough any more when you need to and that you start to struggle to get to sleep and otherwise just to go about your usual day without constantly being distracted by the pain.
So how do you go about curing a sore throat? What can you do to ease the discomfort so that you can go back to resting and recovering? In this post, we’re going to take a look at a pretty comprehensive list of solutions that should help you to quickly ease the pain so that you can move on with your life. And worry about the runny nose and stinging eyes instead at least…
1. Gargle With Salt Water
Salt water (saline solution) is a natural antiseptic that can kill off bacteria, fight infections and prevent infections from spreading or getting worse. If you gargle often, you’ll find that this can kill off microbial infections and quickly bring your sore throat to an end. At the same time, the salt helps to dehydrate the throat which actually makes the area less hospitable to the bacteria. This isn’t a pleasant thought but it works and will speed up the recovery. This is also going to have some anti-inflammatory benefit too as the salt draws water from the tissues.
Make sure you don’t drink the salt water however, as this will result in you likely being sick shortly thereafter!