How to Treat a Burning Throat

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There is no known cure for a common cold or the flu. That simple fact doesn’t mean you have to suffer with the symptoms of a cold or flu. For many years, both doctors and moms have been devising clever ways to get rid of one of the worst symptoms of a cold or flu: a burning throat. This article will attempt to bring all that medical and maternal expertise into one package for the sake of your poor throat.

How to Treat a Burning Throat

Put a vaporizer in the room that you will be spending most of your recovery time. For most people, this is their bedrooms. But it can also be their living room or any other comfortable space in the house. A vaporizer will add humidity to the air. That humidity will coat your throat as you breathe in and prevent it from drying out.

Consume lots of fluids. In the same vein as step one, step two is all about keeping moisture on your throat. It’s also just common sense. If something is burning and you don’t want it to, then you should douse it with water. Choose some healthy liquids like orange juice to aid your immune system and help your body fight your illness faster.

Gargle often with warm salt water. The warmth of the water will help relax your throat muscles. The salt will penetrate your enflamed and engorged throat muscles and shrink them down. Plus, gargling with salt will only inspire you to drink more fluids to wash the salty taste out of your mouth.

Take some throat lozenges or cough drops. You don’t have to go all out and buy the fancy multi-symptom cold and flu goo. A simple lozenge or cough drop will coat your throat with a soothing layer to prevent further inflammation. You may be noticing a “coat your throat” theme running through this article.

Drink some tea with honey in it. Just like warm water, the hot tea will relax your throat muscles. Just like lozenges or cough drops, the honey will coat your throat. If you are of age, you can add a shot of liquor to your tea (usually whiskey) that will further aid in throat relaxation. Just don’t get too relaxed.

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