How to cure a sore throat

How To Cure A Sore Throat

While the dreaded sore throat is a particularly nasty affliction that isn’t often serious, it can still make life a real drag. The overall effect is quite debilitating and so it’s important to do everything feasible to achieve fast relief.

As this condition is often accompanied by other symptoms of the common cold such as blocked nasal passages and a runny nose, the idea that dehydration may be aggravating the situation isn’t everyone’s immediate thought. However, in order to cure a sore throat, it is vital that you remain hydrated. When you are lacking in hydration, your body doesn’t produce enough saliva and mucus to keep your throat naturally lubricated. This is of course vital in helping to soothe the throat. 

A glass of water can help with dehydration and a sore throat

Dehydration and a sore throat

As a result of dehydration, the swelling and inflammation gets worse, so it’s at times like this that it’s really important to take on more fluids than you otherwise might. The obvious drink of choice is simply water, but warm teas and soups are also good options and recommended in home remedies – it’s just essential to drink often.

It is also a good idea to avoid eating or drinking anything that will aggravate the feeling you have in your throat, so spicy foods aren’t recommended. These often enhance dehydration and the burning feeling will further irritate the discomfort.

Exercise and a sore throat

Give your body a break until you are feeling better

Any kind of strenuous activity and exercise should also be put off while the pain is at it’s worst as it’s prudent to give your body a break and rest as much as is possible until the feeling subsides. Any physically demanding chores you need to tend to, will simply have to be postponed until you feel fit and healthy again.

Using highly effective products such as Difflam™ can help too. With a spray and sore throat rinse available, you can choose the method most suitable for you, whether at home, at work or on the go. 

UK/DIF/15/0002c Date of preparation: November 2015