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Soothe Your Sore Throat - Naturally!

By Sara Butler

It’s the time of the year when your throat can begin to hurt you for a variety of reasons, and it can be really annoying. There are several home remedies out there for a sore throat, but those remedies may simply mask the pain and do nothing to help treat the underlying cause of your ailing pipes. If you really want to rid yourself of that sore throat and the underlying inflammation and irritation, then you need to try one of these remedies!

Salt Water Gargle

When you gargle with salt water it actually does attack the inflammation causing your throat to be sore. It works by neutralizing the acidity causing your throat irritation. It can also help by drawing out infections or irritants that are causing the trouble, and help your body to fight back against what is ailing it.

To try this, all you need to do is dissolve a half-teaspoon of salt into one cup of warm water. Gargle every hour or so to help.

Make Your Drinks Cold

You use ice therapy to help calm inflammation for a twisted ankle, so why not use it for your sore throat too? Have some extra cold liquids to help calm the inflammation in your throat. While the first few swallows may not be pleasant, it will start to help after you get past them.

Don’t Eat Acidic Foods

If you have acid reflux, then that may be why you have a sore throat to begin with. Avoid a sore throat by avoiding foods that can cause your acid reflux to flare. You should avoid:

  • Fried foods
  • Soda
  • Citrus fruit

Also, don’t eat at all in the hour before you go to bed because laying down with a full stomach can result in a very uncomfortable experience for you as you try to get some rest.

Rest

Speaking of rest, if your body is tired, then you can bet your immune system is tired too. Let your body concentrate on healing itself by spending some time in bed. This can help to recharge your immune system and help your body to overcome what it is that's causing your sore throat in the first place. Look at it as a perfect opportunity to catch up on your favorite show or reread your favorite book!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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