Coughs & Sore Throats: 5 Tips to Help Soothe Cold Weather Health Issues by Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski - Gach

Family Health
4 years ago

Coughs & Sore Throats: 5 Tips to Help Soothe Cold Weather Health Issues

When air is dry during cold weather months, it irritates the mucous membranes and can cause a cough or sore throat. Here are five tips that can help:

  • Stay well hydrated.
  • Cover your mouth with a scarf when going into cold, dry air.
  • Humidifiers can help, but be careful to follow manufacturer cleaning instructions. They can grow mold if not cared for properly.
  • If you develop a cough, try honey or cough lozenges. This increases saliva production, which helps coat the throat.
  • Gargling salt water also helps hydrate the throat. Don’t make it too salty or it will have the reverse effect. Half a teaspoon in 8 ounces of water works well.

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

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Kim Kusiciel
Thanks for the tips. We have a few sore throats around my house this week.
Elisa Schmitz
Starting to happen already, sigh. Thanks for the great tips, Josephine Gach !

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