Got a Sore Throat? 3 Natural Remedies That May Actually Work! by Sherry Torkos
A sore throat can be the first sign of a viral infection, something that can really put a damper on your daily activities. Consider these three sore throat remedies!
- One home remedy that actually works is gargling with salt water. It helps to provide temporarily relief and may also help make your throat less hospitable to bacteria.
- Most medicated throat sprays contain benzocaine, an anesthetic, which temporarily numbs the pain but may make leave your throat more dry. Instead, look for a throat spray that contains echinacea, peppermint and sage. This particular combination of ingredients can help reduce pain and inflammation while also fighting off bacteria and viruses.
- For bedtime relief of a stubborn cough, try a teaspoonful of honey. It is calming and can also help soothe an irritated throat.
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