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What are different home remedies for sore throat? – Part 1

What is a sore throat?
– A sore throat is discomfort, pain or scratchiness in the throat.
– A sore throat often makes it painful to swallow.
– It is a common disorder of the throat.
– It can occur at any time during any season.

Symptoms of a sore throat caused by bacteria or a virus may include
– Painful red throat
– Swollen tonsils
– Difficulty in swallowing
– Fever
– Headache
– Swollen lymph glands
– Tendency to hawk, ham and suppressed voice
– Mlaise
– Fever
– Infection
– Viral infection
– Throat infection
– Bacterial infection
– Strep throat
– Mononucleosis
– Respiratory infection
– Upper respiratory tract infection
– Infectious mononucleosis
– Herpes simplex
– Coughing
– Postnasal drip
– Pharyngitis

Home Remedies for Sore Throat

1. Ingredients
– 50 mg of Parched Borax Powder.
– 300 mg of Liqourice.
– 100 gms of Sitopladi Churna.
– Honey
Directions:
– Mix all the above ingredients.
– Make a paste which should be taken several times in a day.
– Even the same paste may be applied locally over painful area.

2. Ingredients
– 1 gm of Cinnamon
– Honey
Directions:
– Take cinnamon and boil it in a cup of water.
– Take this mixture 3-4 times daily after adding some honey to it.

3. Chamoline
– It is a good remedy and will help to ease pain and reduce inflammation.
– Chamomile tea is particularly effective in treating pain because of its soothing nature.
– It can be taken by all age groups.

4. Sage
– Sage is another popular alternative medicine.
– Sage is beneficial in treating pharyngitis.
– It treats other throat pains by reducing inflammation.
– It protects the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat.

5. Garlic
– Garlic, which is a natural antibiotic, helps in speeding up of recovery and removal of bacteria.
– Sore throat that is caused by the flu or bacterial infection in particular can be treated by garlic.
– Garlic can be taken in pill form by all age groups.

6. Lemon Juice, Honey and Hot Water
– Add lemon juice (from one lemon) some honey, to a glass of hot water.
– Take this drink.
– It will help to sooth your throat and make your feel better.

7. Slippery Elm
– Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra) is another good ayurvedic remedy for the treatment of sore throat.
– It will help you to soothe the throat.

General Home Remedies
– Rest.
– Drink Fluids in the form of juices and water to keep hydrated.
– Throw your Toothbrush as it may give you the sore throat again.
– Salt water gargles.
– Hard candies, sprays (for example, Chloraseptic, Halls) and lozenges, which can provide temporary pain relief.
– A humidifier may be helpful in relieving symptoms.
– Sore throats can be caused by mouth breathing dry air and hence humidifier is required.
– Acetaminophen or ibuprofen may help control the pain.
– Nasal sprays such as Afrin may be used for two to three days to prevent mouth breathing.
– Other decongestant products, such as Sudafed, may be helpful.
– If the affected person has health problems such as heart disease or high blood pressure, contact a health care practitioner before using these products.
– Warm-Water Enema and Wet Pack.
– Hot Epsom salts Bath and Exercises.
– Vaporizers.

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