In the face of bacterial and viral infections, the body generates immune responses such as a sore throat. Swelling and inflammation of the mucous membranes of the throat manifest themselves as these natural immune responses. There are some natural remedies that help with relief, some even backed by scientific evidence. Here we list 8 sore throat remedies and explain when to call our home GP for a sore throat in Manilva.
Extracts of Althaea officinalis, also called the marshmallow plant, have been used since ancient times to treat conditions such as sore throats. Thanks to the mucilage it contains, which is a gelatinous substance found in the root, the throat can be lubricated when swallowing and even dry coughs can be relieved. Marshmallow lozenges have been found to be non-toxic and very effective, even in very high doses, when tested on animals.
Studies of different types of sprays showed that sage and echinacea sprays are more effective in reducing throat discomfort than chlorhexidine and lidocaine sprays. It should be noted that there were no side effects with any treatment. Echinacea is used in traditional medicine to fight bacteria, respiratory conditions and reduce inflammation.
Our home GP for a sore throat in Manilva recommends to gargle with warm water and a little salt to reduce swelling and relieve throat discomfort at 1 hour intervals.
Combining honey with herbs in warm water or vinegar helps relieve a sore throat. However, it is strongly recommended not to give honey to children under the age of one because their intestines have not developed healthy bacteria that fight certain germs, such as botulism spores, present in honey.
The vitamin C present in lemon water also helps the healing of pain and relieves the discomfort of the throat
Scientific studies have shown that ginger is capable of eliminating certain viruses and bacteria responsible for respiratory diseases. It is also believed that it can reduce the inflammation of tuberculosis, a lung disease.
Aunque tragar puede ser incómodo, beber mucha agua u otros líquidos hará que la garganta se sienta mejor. Es importante mantener las membranas mucosas de la garganta hidratadas para que puedan sanar.
Other medicines that can help relieve a sore throat are over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. Our home GP for a sore throat in Manilva recommends:
With the remedies mentioned, you don't have to endure a sore throat and you have many ways to relieve discomfort.
If the pain doesn’t improve, call our home GP for a sore throat in Manilva. Make an appointment with our doctor if: