Sore throat: how to treat?

Sore throat is one of the most common health problems. It can manifest itself as a separate disease or be only one of the symptoms. Be that as it may, this is a very unpleasant feeling, from which one would like to get rid of. Let's look at the different methods of getting rid of a sore throat.

Common mode

Regardless of the nature of the disease, it is recommended to follow certain rules for sore throat:

  • at the time of illness, give up hot and cold foods, food should be warm and soft;
  • a wool scarf should be tied around the neck, dry heat will facilitate recovery;
  • Talk less and in no case do not cry, because it is harmful for ligaments;
  • Do not smoke, it is always bad, but especially if the throat is not in order;
  • control air humidity if it is insufficient, use a humidifier or spray water from a spray bottle;
  • Do not forget to provide the body with abundant and warm drink. Mineral water with gas at the time of illness refuse.

Drug treatment

If you feel a sore throat, of course, it is better to consult a doctor, because behind this symptom may be hiding a serious illness, however, if you are sure that you have a cold throat, you can choose your own pills and medicines.

You can buy any pills, lozenges or sprays at the pharmacy. In this case, you should understand that there are drugs that have antiseptic ("Oracept", "Septolet"), antitussive ("Falimint") and analgesic effect. Some of them combine both antiseptic and analgesic effects. Of this group of drugs, Dekatilen showed itself well.

A sore throat. What else to treat?

There are a huge number of popular recipes that help relieve sore throat. This is a variety of compresses, rinses, ointments and nutritional components. Not all popular methods can be trusted, but we have selected the safest and proven ones for you.

Milk with jam

The recipe for this wonderful healing drink is simple. Heat the milk so hot that it does not irritate the throat. Add a tablespoon of viburnum or raspberry jam to a glass of milk, stir and drink the mixture. This is best done at bedtime. You can replace the jam with honey.But in this case, remember that honey loses many of its useful properties at temperatures above 38-39 degrees.

Decoction for rinsing

For 250 ml of water, add half a tablespoon of eucalyptus, sage and calendula herbs. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes at a low heat. Allow the broth to cool slightly (it should be warm), strain and add 1/2 tbsp of honey and citric acid to the tip of the knife. It is recommended to gargle the throat once every 2-3 hours with the obtained medicine.

If you treat the throat on your own, but it does not go away, then do not drag on any longer and consult a good specialist.

Additional recommendations about the treatment of the throat can be found in the article What to do if a sore throat.

If your child has a sore throat, read about treatment methods in the article How to treat a throat.

If you have a sore throat, you shouldn’t pull with treatment. Read our article How to treat a sore throat. However, remember that poor-quality treatment and unwillingness to consult a doctor can make you worse - a sore throat is very dangerous for its complications, so do not get carried away with self-medication.