Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Natural Remedies for Sore Throat

Did you know that sore throat is caused by viruses and not by bacteria? This means it can be cured with doses of antibiotics. If you keep using antibiotics to cure a sore throat, you are most likely to acquire resistant bacteria living in there. These bacteria can cause severe infections in the future that will be very hard to cure.

Causes of Sore Throat

Sore throat is caused by illnesses which rooted from bacteria. These are the likes of common cold, chicken pox, croup, flu, measles and mononucleosis. It also caused by allergies and exposure to dry air and air pollution.

Natural Remedies

Sore throat is hated by many because of the discomfort and pain it brings especially at night when one is trying to get a good night's sleep. The nature offers licorice root as a solution to this. This root is best mixed with water to produce a solution that you can gargle to soothe the pain in your throat.

If it is night time coughs that you battle against, honey mixed in tea is something you should take. In fact, you can take honey as is. Many studies have proven the wonderful effect of honey on children and adults with respiratory problems then and now.

Killing the bacteria that cause sore throat is very important. Saline solution as gargle is an effective killer of sore throat causing bacteria. Additionally, it breaks down secretions and gives a soothing feeling afterwards. If you want a fresh breath after gargling with a saline solution, gargle once more with a mixture of  peppermint and water.