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Sore Throat


About
A sore throat often accompanies the common cold. Excessive coughing, loud talking, and other factors may irritate the throat and cause soreness. Most sore throats will go away within a couple of days or weeks.


Notes
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  • Dry air can irritate a sore throat try a humidifier or vaporizer.
  • Food allergies are usually consistent with a constant tickle or chronic irritating cough.
  • Mononucleosis is possible if your sore throat last for more than 2 weeks.
  • Replace your toothbrush every month and after any illness.


Advice
  • Be sure to drink juices and water.
  • Cook all food thoroughly by steaming or poaching to keep the moisture.
  • Fast
  • If it is hard to swallow then drink an instant breakfast.
  • Keep throat lubricated with chicken broth, vegetable broth and sip tea made with sage or chamomile.
  • Make sure your food is cut in small pieces and to chew your food very well.
  • Never eat spicy, salty, hot, or acidic foods when you have a sore throat.
  • Omit smoking.
  • See a doctor if your also have a fever, rash, severe headache and stiff neck , and prolonged hoarseness.
  • Sip on vitamin C dissolved in water or juice.
  • Switch gargling between sea salt and chlorophyll liquid every few hours.
  • Take acidophilus if you are taking antibiotics.
  • To ease a sore throat eat yogurt, ice cream, popsicles, and sherbet.
  • To ease soar throat pain nix lemon juice and raw honey to coat the throat.
  • Try not to snore. Snoring can irritate the throat. Sleep on your side or use the adhesive strips.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.
No Nutrients Listed.

Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Blackberry, Bee Pollen, cayenne, and calendula
Type: Internal
Purposes: eases or heals sore throat.

Catnip
Type: Internal
Purposes: Lower Fever
Dosage: Use as a n enema

Goldenseal and Echinacea
Type: Internal
Purposes: Kills viral and bacterial infection
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant, allergic to ragweed or internally for more than a week.

Fenugreek
Type: Internal
Purposes: Decreases swollen glands
Dosage: Gargle 3 times a day. Add 20 drops of extract to 1 cup of water.

Licorice
Type: Internal
Purposes: Eases hoarse and sore throats.
Dosage: Lozenge form
Cautions: Not to be taken for more than seven days or if you have high blood pressure.

Lungwort
Type: Internal
Purposes: Eases irritation.

Slippery Elm
Type: Internal
Purposes: Eases scratchy throats.
Dosage: Lozenge form

Marshmallow Root Tea
Type: Internal
Purposes: Relieves itching and scratchy throat.

Raspberry Leaf Tea
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps in relieving sore throats and fever blisters.

Olive Leaf
Type: Internal
Purposes: Remedy for sore throats.