A sore throat is very unpleasant but usually does not indicate a serious problem. You should see a doctor if you have a sore throat if it is accompanied by other symptoms of SARS, hoarseness of voice, or shortness of breath.
Warm beverages moisten irritated mucosa and gently relieve pain. Drinks should not be sour or carbonated. Tea, a decoction of chamomile or rosehip, compote, and broth is good for sore throats.
Gargle with a mixture of water and an antiseptic, such as miramistine or uracil. If these are not available at home, you can dissolve 1 teaspoon in a glass of warm water and add a drop of iodine.
Gargle relieves swelling of the throat, removes excess mucus, and moisturizes. It is recommended to gargle your throat 4 times a day after meals, and you should not swallow the solution.
A sore throat badly needs clean air, so it is important to air the room regularly or walk outside in the fresh air more often. And be sure to give up cigarettes.
Although it sounds unbelievable, ice cream in very small amounts (about 1 tablespoon) can temporarily relieve a sore throat. It has a mild anesthetic effect. Cold constricts blood vessels and helps relieve inflammation.
Humidify the Air
Dry air irritates mucous membranes and makes sore throats worse. To reduce pain, increase the humidity in the room. If you do not have a humidifier, put some moist tissues on the radiator and change them as they dry.
Allow yourself to relax and sleep during the day if you can. The more you rest, the more energy your body has to fight the infection in your throat.