Do you have a sore throat? Dealing with a painful throat can be very frustrating, especially when the pain is accompanied by difficulty in swallowing or speaking. Normal daily conversations can literally be a pain to do when you have a sore throat, while meal times become challenging moments as you try to deal with the pain of swallowing your food.
If the problem and pain persists, it is best to go to your dentist or physician so a proper diagnosis – and the corresponding treatment – can be given to you. A sore throat that does not go away may be a symptom of an ailment that needs proper medical attention. However, you can do some things in the comfort of your own home to ease the discomfort of your sore throat problem.
Mix warm water with salt, and use this to gargle and rinse your mouth. This mixture can help ease the discomfort by bringing down inflammation. Salt has antibacterial properties that can fight the bacteria causing the sore throat, and can also help in loosening mucus. Keep your body and throat well-hydrated by drinking lots of fluids such as water, fruit juices (skip the sugary drinks for now), and soups or broth. The fluids will help ease the pain in your throat, and helps your body fight back against bacteria.