A sore throat is one of the most painful and upsetting parts of being unwell. While none of the common symptoms of a cold or flu are particularly enjoyable (nobody likes blowing their nose every two minutes!) a sore throat can border on torturous. That’s because every time you want to try and relax, or lean back and enjoy some TV, you find yourself coughing and hacking. This is disruptive, it can exacerbate other symptoms such as chest pain, it hurts and it annoys anyone else within earshot. What’s more, is that a sore throat can actually make it difficult to get to sleep, which prevents you from getting proper recovery.
For all these reasons, it is very important to consider the potential remedies for a sore throat in order to minimize this highly unpleasant aspect of being unwell. The good news? There are indeed many different ways you can minimize the effects of a sore throat, each of which can be more or less effective depending on the cause of the pain. ONE of these at least should offer you some relief!
Drinking water is one of the very best remedies for a huge number of different ailments. Drinking more water enhances brain function, it helps to prevent headaches, it improves digestion, it combats constipation and more.
The bad news is that many of us spend our lives in perpetual chronic dehydration. The simple fact of the matter is that most of us don’t drink enough water. This triggers a whole range of different symptoms, even causing the brain to shrink as it loses moisture, thereby pulling away from the inside of the skull and triggering serious headaches.
When the throat is dry, this prevents it from being coated in the usual lubricants that help to make it less sore. At the same time, it prevents the formation of saliva which is a natural antiseptic and can be used to kill bacteria that might otherwise lead to inflammation and pain in the throat. Simply drinking more water then is one of the very best things you can do to combat a sore throat.