Quick relief from sore throat

Humid season during rains bring a good time for bacteria and viruses to grow. No matter how clean you keep your home, small amount of these bacteria are present everywhere and they are not harmful. But when they get a suitable environment, they grow spontaneously and those with low immunity are their first target. Every day round the year we get in contact with such disease causing bacteria but we don’t fall sick because they are less in number and our immune system is able to fight.
Suppose one unlucky day you get that tingling feel in the throat and till evening you find that you have got sore throat. What you can do to get instant relief is:

1. First very uncomfortable thing about sore throat is that you are not able to drink water; it’s quite painful when the sore is at its peak. To get instant relief, take some fresh lemon juice and mix salt and pepper in it. Add enough salt and pepper to make the juice strong and salty. Using a straw, sip this juice slowly. About 5ml of juice should give you enough relief that you can drink cold water without any pain right away.

2. Now that you have got some temporary relief, what you have to do is take small pieces of ginger and chew it slowly. This will cure your sore throat and also give you relief from pain. You can keep these small pieces of ginger in your pocket and chew it after every few hours. A word of caution here: do not swallow the ginger after chewing it, only suck its juice by chewing it because the fiber of ginger if swallowed can irritate your throat and increase the symptoms.

3. Gargle with luke-warm water with table salt mixed in it before sleeping. This should give you a comfortable sleep.

With these three treatments, your sore throat will not only be pain free but also vanish in two or three days.

Mohd. Hashim Khan

I work as a freelance web designer and developer and enjoys fiddling with machines and electronics stuff. I am also working as a part time computer teacher at Aligarh Muslim University. I share my knowledge on various topics here so that others can make use of it and take benefit from my experiences.

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