How to help beat a sore throat
If you’re a parent struck down with a sore throat, you’ll want to pull out the big guns to help beat it—fast.
Start by trying to get as much rest as possible.
Drink plenty of water, and non-alcoholic and non-caffeinated fluids. Hot water with a squeeze of lemon and dollop of honey can be soothing. Eat soft, nutritious foods and avoid smoking.
Several times a day gargle with warm salty water or try Betadine Sore Throat Gargle, which is effective against the bacteria that may cause a sore throat.* The gargle contains an antiseptic that works quickly.
Sucking on a throat lozenge such as Betadine Sore Throat Lozenges can be soothing. Sucking stimulates the production of saliva to moisten a dry throat and the lozenges provide fast and effective relief from throat discomfort at the same time. Use both: the Betadine Sore Throat Gargle treats the cause of the sore throat, while the Betadine Sore Throat Lozenges relieve the symptoms.
Inhaling steam can help to relieve congestion associated with a sore throat, as can supplementing your diet with Nature’s Own Triple Strength Garlic + C, Horseradish, Fenugreek and Marshmallow. This combination of natural herbs plus vitamin C helps to support your overall immunity as your body fights the infection. Garlic has antibacterial properties and may provide relief from mucous congestion, while horseradish has traditionally been used in Western herbal medicine for the relief of mucous congestion.
If you’re trying to beat a throat infection, chances are you’re also fighting a cold or flu. In this case, taking Cenovis Vitamin C 250mg or Cenovis Sugarless C 500mg as a supplement may help round out your arsenal. Vitamin C helps stimulate both the production and function of white blood cells, which are involved in protecting the body from illness. When taken regularly, vitamin C may reduce the duration and severity of colds, and help relieve cold symptoms.
Finally, if your sore throat is causing pain, over-the-counter pain relief such as paracetamol or ibuprofen can be taken. Follow package directions. Incorrect use may cause harm.
If your sore throat is severe, or lasts for more than five days, it is generally recommended that you do see your doctor. 1
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
* In laboratory studies.