Coughs & Sore Throats: 5 Tips to Help Soothe These Winter Health Issues! by Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski - Gach

Family Health
9 months ago
Coughs & Sore Throats: 5 Tips to Help Soothe These Winter 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 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.

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Kim Kusiciel
Thanks for the tips. We have a few sore throats around my house this week.

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