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How to get rid of a sore throat fast


Sore throats are mainly caused by common cold viruses and can be very painful. The voice too gets hoarse and people generally feel a lot of pain when they force themselves to speak. So, if you have to give an office presentation and you already have a sore throat, a husky voice can be a huge problem.

Get rid of a sore throat fast

There is absolutely no need for you to panic; here are a few simple ways/natural remedies which can help you to get rid of a sore throat fast:-

Gurgling with a pinch of salt

Warm some water and add a pinch of salt in it. Pour it in a glass and start gurgling. Make sure the water is not too hot, as it can burn your throat and cause injuries to your tongue.

The water should not be too cold or hot. Gurgling with lukewarm water helps to cure the sore throat. Salt acts as a disinfectant and therefore you must add a pinch of salt also. One must keep gurgling at every two-three hours interval.

Steam therapy-an excellent way to cure sore throats

get-rid-sore-throat-fast Sore throat could be one of the symptoms of common cold. In that case patients are likely to feel feverish and have a running or blocked nose. Steam therapy helps in decongestion and helps to reduce the inflammation of the larynx caused by the infection. As soon as the inflammation reduces, the patient starts feeling better.

For the steam therapy, you need a big bowl of hot water. Add few drops of lavender oil in the water and inhale the steam. Cover your head with a towel while you intake the steam. Steam therapy might not be suitable for asthmatic patients.

Green tea, great cure for sore throat

After gurgling with warm water, intake of green tea can speed up the recovery process. Green tea helps in soothing your throat. People dread at the mere thought of eating when affected by sore throats, green tea can keep the throat warm. It also helps with the pain to some extent.

Dealing with sore throats can be very annoying.

The constant pain and itchiness can cause a great level of discomfort. A husky voice seems very inappropriate when you need your voice for an office presentation or board meetings. The natural-remedies mentioned above can help you get rid of the problem in no time. If needed, don’t hesitate in taking medical help from a doctor.

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Disclaimer: The above article is not written by a certified Doctor or a physician and should not be considered medical advice. Please consult your Doctor if you have any illness and is looking for a cure.


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