Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sore Throat Go Away!

Sore throats can be caused by bacteria or viruses. Most require no medical intervention, and will go away within 2 to 3 days. Here are a few tips to make a sore throat go away even quicker.
- Take an analgesic to reduce inflammation; aspirin, acetaminophen or ibuprofen for an adult, or acetaminophen or ibuprofen for children, as recommended by your doctor.

- Suck on throat lozenges if you are an adult, especially those containing menthol, benzocaine or phenol, which numb the throat. Zinc lozenges may also be helpful. Children should suck on cough drops or hard candy.

- Gargle with mint mouthwash or salt water.

- Spray a throat spray containing numbing agents into the back of your throat, if you're an adult.

- Brush your tongue. Sometimes, removing the buildup on your tongue can lessen the soreness in your throat.

- Rinse your toothbrush in mouthwash between brushings to kill bacteria.

- Drink ice-cold beverages. Try filling a glass half-full of crushed ice; then pour fruit juice over the ice. Let it sit for 10 minutes, insert a straw and suck slowly, letting the juice rest a minute on the back of your throat.

- Add moisture to your environment with a humidifier or vaporizer, or sit in a steamy shower or bath.

- Eat soft or liquid foods, especially sherbets and chicken broth.

- Avoid cigarette smoke and other airborne irritants.

3 diner's comment:

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Ahente gyud ko aning sore throat when i was still teaching. karon gani basta manub raan ug swagit sa mga dragon aguy mo siok akong tingog.

Lulu Post said...

sore throat ang tambal.. kana gani hinoghinog nga kapayas kana crunchy pa tuslo sa suka ug asin .. haskang lamia lagi hantud ma puti ang lips wahahah

Chubskulit Rose said...

Glad the ST left me alone lol..