Yesterday I got on to write my post and found some issues with the last two posts, I was sick and the only thing I could manage to do was try and fix the issues with the website. Both of the issues should now be fixed. I started thinking about what to write for finish it Friday this week and I knew almost instantly what to write. You can’t finish it on Friday if you are sick. So here are some of the best sore throat cures from around the internet. Some of the cures that I have tried, some of them have been reviewed well by people on the internet.
Sore Throat Cures
Chicken Noodle/Chicken Soup
I used to be a huge fan of chicken noodle soup, especially as far as sore throat cures go. Now the broth from chicken noodle soup tends to leave me with a weird taste. Just because I don’t like it anymore though doesn’t mean that it isn’t among one of the most popular cures for sore throats. In fact, when we were out shopping the other day, my fiance told me that we have chicken noodle soup in the cabinet at home and that I should eat it. Doctors believe that the sodium in the soup broth could be what is causing sore throats to be eased. Sodium is known to act as an anti-inflammatory. I have always heard of chicken noodle soup being one of the best sore throat cures but as I was doing the research for this article I found that chicken soup can also be used. It also helps that soup is easy to eat, even when you have a sore throat.
This is a classic recipe for sore throats that you obviously need to be 21 to enjoy. A hot toddy is a mix of honey, rum, and boiling water. You can also use an other spirits such as whisky and brandy. Some people choose to finish the hot toddy off with decorations such as a lemon or add flavor with a cinnamon stick in the glass. I have used this method before and it goes away quite well.
Dehydration can be a cause of sore throats so staying hydrated is a great way to cure them. Even when your sore throat is caused by another issue water can cure it. When I was in high school I would sometimes wake up with sore throats and the first thing I would go for was water. Almost everytime this would solve my sore throat. Some people recommend drinking hot water in order to get the best results but under most conditions I don’t like drinking hot water.
Tea has been used to cure ailments around the world for years. It isn’t a surprise then that it is considered among sore throat cures. Tea soothes the throat and depending on what you mix into the tea it can help your sore throat in a variety of ways. If you want to help the tea go down, add a dab of honey for smoothness.
The Salt Water Gargle
As I have said before, I love salt but I haven’t tried this one. Gargling salt water is supposedly among the best sore throat cures. The warm salt water is said to lessen the swelling in your throat and even ease the discomfort. One must gargle at least once every hour and more frequently if you have a runny or stuffed nose as part of your sickness.
This one may be one of the tastiest cures for sore throats for most people. Marshmallows contain a sap that for years has been used to treat sore throats and other ailments. The most common form that this sap is used in though is as a tea. There is no scientific proof that marshmallows help with sore throats; however, there are plenty of people that feel that it does help. Some other professionals also think that the gelatin in the marshmallows coats the throat causing your throat to feel relief. This is one of the cures that I don’t think I will try. I don’t like marshmallows, especially the regular sized or large ones. The taste and texture have never done anything for me.
Avoid Smoking and Smoke
Smoking in itself has been known to cause sore throats among many other medical issues. Because of this it is imperative you stop smoking at least while you are trying to get over your sore throat. If your sore throat returns when you start smoking again you know what is causing the issue. Second-hand smoke is known to have its issues and among those is causing sore throats and causing them to last longer. This also applies to the other tobacco products.
One of the best sore throat cures and cures for other ailments is sleep. Many times our body just needs to sleep more than we would normally want to allow it to. I spent most of yesterday sleeping to help recover. I woke up still feeling sick but a lot less so than I had been feeling the day before. Sleep sometimes acts as a reset switch for the body. It allows ailments to heal, energy levels to restore, and our brain to reinforce pathways. This is also why it is so important to get enough sleep regularly. It helps to keep us healthy and prevent colds in the first place.
When it comes down to sore throat cures there are a lot of them out there. Some of them may work for you while others may work for your friends. Finding the right cure might take a little bit of trial and error. Luckily, all of the cures listed here are without medication so that you can try as many of them as you want. Well, okay, one of them has alcohol in it but for most people that isn’t a deal breaker.
Based on how my sore throat, runny nose, congestion, and coughing has progressed I should be better before Monday and have a quality check-in post, hopefully with some good news.