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Sore throat is very uncomfortable and everyone who is affected by it wants to get rid of it as soon as possible. They usually occur in combination with an infection or tonsillitis or pharyngitis. Luckily, there are many ways to effectively alleviate and prevent sore throats. Which are the shows the following overview. 

Relieve sore throat: The best tips in the overview

1. honey

A tried-and-tested home remedy for relieving sore throats is honey. It has been used as a natural remedy since antiquity and is still a proven home remedy. To alleviate sore throats, honey can be combined, for example, with hot milk or tea. In addition, honey has an anti-inflammatory effect and can also be used as a cough suppressant, as sore throats are often associated with an infection and this usually causes cough. When preparing honey with hot milk or tea, care should be taken not to heat the honey too much. Therefore, it is better to first heat the tea or milk, to stir the honey later, when the drink has cooled down a bit.

2. neck wrap

Another very simple and well-tried home remedy for sore throats are neck wraps. These can be cold albers or warm neck wraps. Everyone has different preferences here. For a warm neck wrap, for example, a conventional kitchen towel can be used, which is dipped in a warm tea infusion. It is then wrung out and wrapped around the neck. It is best to put a scarf around so that the wrap does not fall off so easily and does not cool down so quickly. Neck wraps can also be made with boiled jacket potatoes. These are simply beaten in a towel to put it around the neck. Potatoes are used because they store heat for longer and naturally relieve sore throats. Who does not want to do this effort, can also quite simply grab a cherry stone pillow. These need only be heated for a few minutes in the microwave and they are ready for use. If you prefer cool neck wraps, you can spread some quark on a kitchen towel and put it around your neck.

3. Keep mucous membranes moist

Those who suffer from sore throat, should drink a lot, as this keeps the mucous membranes moist and then they are less susceptible. The best way to access to tea and water. The irritated mucous membrane can also be kept moist with throat drops, as these stimulate the production of saliva and make it harder for the pathogens to penetrate into deeper areas. For example, there are throat tablets that contain special ingredients that not only have an antibacterial effect, they also relieve the pain, as they numb the throat slightly. Detergents with disinfectant action usually contain active ingredients such as dichlorobenzyl alcohol
or cetylpyridinium chloride. Crepe pills are available in the traditional way in pharmacies or in drugstores. There are also special teas for sore throat. As a rule, however, classic ginger or chamomile tea is sufficient.

4. Gargle

Another very effective measure for throat pain is gargling. For example, throat sprays or gargle solutions, which are also available in the pharmacy, are suitable for this. These solutions and sprays have the advantage that they reduce the pathogens so that they can not penetrate deeper. Contained in these preparations are often drugs in the form of, for example, chlorhexidine. For gargling, it does not always have to be a preparation from the pharmacy, it is also possible to gurgle quite classic with chamomile tea, this also disinfects and reduces the discomfort. It should only be taken to ensure that the tea is not too hot. Before gargling it is therefore advisable to let the tea cool a little.

5. Strengthen the immune system

An unhealthy lifestyle increases the risk of illness and also of sore throats. So that sore throats can not even arise, you should therefore pay attention to strengthen his immune system. This is best done by doing without unhealthy things like smoking and alcohol. Furthermore, care should be taken that there is always a healthy humidity in the apartment. Too dry air promotes the drying of the oral mucosa and so also sore throat. Regular exercise outdoors also strengthens the immune system as well as changing showers and sauna visits. Not to mention, of course, a stress-free lifestyle.

Conclusion :
The previous tips can be sore uncomplicated ease. If a sore throat lasts unusually long without an infection being responsible, a doctor should be consulted. There are also many other causes of sore throats that need to be treated. Therefore, it is always better to have this assessed by a professional.


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