Thursday, April 2, 2009

sore throat

salamu'alaik ya nuha.

home remedies for sore throat:

-Gargle with warm salt water. It cuts phlegm and reduces inflammation.

-Drink hot liquids. Especially if you're not good at gargling, drink hot fluids, such as coffee, tea, or hot lemonade. Coating the tissue in your throat with warm liquid provides a benefit similar to applying hot packs to infected skin.

-Suck on hard candy.some doctors say that sugar can help soothe a sore throat, as well as the ticklish cough that may come with it. -- can help keep your mouth and throat moist, which will make you feel more comfortable.

-Steam it out. One old-fashioned remedy for a cold or sore throat is a steam tent -- sitting with your face over a bowl of steaming hot water and your head covered with a towel to keep the steam in.

-Keep the fluids coming. Drink as much fluid as possible -- at least eight to ten 8-ounce glasses per day. Keeping your throat well lubricated with soothing liquids can prevent it from becoming dry and irritated and may even help banish the infection faster.

-Suck on garlic. This Amish remedy can treat or prevent sore throats. Peel a fresh clove, slice it in half, and place 1 piece in each cheek. Suck on the garlic like a cough drop. Occasionally, crush your teeth against the garlic, not to bite it in half, but to release its allicin, a chemical that can kill the bacteria that causes strep.

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