Sore Throat Treatment

Sore throat treatment can be given with a home remedy, over the counter medication or a prescribed or an over the counter prescription medication.

It depends on a doctor's evaluation, convenience, and preference.

Home remedies have been around for ages and are generally considered safe. Some known home remedies for sore throat include honey, watercress, aloe vera, turmeric, green beans, raw potato, cabbage, and apple cider vinegar. Many of these remedies are available in both tablet and liquid forms.

Dosage should be titrated based on an assessment of the severity of the symptoms, ease of swallowing, etc. To help reduce adverse effects, allergies are generally avoided during the treatment.

Often, the home remedy for sore throat is just as effective as over the counter medications. However, a doctor's prescription is needed for certain conditions. Sore throat, tonsillitis, laryngitis and any infection that is not a funereal one. While being well hydrated is vital, a patient should avoid diuretic types of medications, which have been known to cause nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Prevention is an essential key. It is a good practice to wash hands before meals and after bowel movements. Avoid close contact with persons or things that are sneezing. If you feel that your throat is tickling, think back to where you last felt it. Don't swallow objects that are too hard or too spicy. Always wipe down countertops and sinks and bathroom doors before and after meals.

Over the counter medications provide relief for most patients. Usually, a teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate is equivalent to a teaspoon of salt. Many of the types of medications cause drying of the mouth, headache, nausea and certain cramps. The most frequently used oral rinse, in addition to carbonated soaps, also reduces the number of free radicals in the body.

There are several anti-viral medicines available that are effective in killing viruses. Most products prescribed by doctors carry a list of possible side effects and warnings. The most serious reactions include breakdown of liver cells and anemia.

Home Remedies:

  • Gargle with warm salt water three times every day to cleanse the sinuses.
  • Steam inhalation helps to clear congestion and relieve soreness.
  • Carbonated antiseptic mouthwash helps to relieve the common cold, tonsillitis, laryngitis and sore throats.
  • Buchu tea is believed to have anyone in good health.
  • You can try Sage tea, either alone or with a cup of water.
  • Tea tree oil is used to kill viruses, bacteria, etc. and has a pleasant smell.
  • A daily attempted flush of your sinuses will help to eliminate harmful toxins from the body.
  • Eucalyptus oil is used to treat everything from the common cold to sending nasty germs to the bathroom.

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For those that love risky thrill — ride, here are a few tips for you. The most important rule is never drink alcohol when you have to be up next.

Do not go to bed 'drunk'. That is, if you're having a good night's sleep.

Prevent more vomiting, by not lying down when you feel the need to.

Be nice to your thyroid, it does much more than controlling your weight and blood pressure. It also regulates water levels.

The place to start to maintain healthy regulation of your body is within your stomach. Find it by pressing the heart meridian/ acupuncture point over the sternum (breastbone) and within 5 seconds you will know where it is at.

In the upper left quadrant is the point where the left most insert of your thumb and the right most are at. The heart meridian starts at that point.

Find the midline within the triangle formed by your lower back and upper back, above and below your lungs. Between these two meridian lines, there are insertions for your left and right shoulders.


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