Home Remedies for Mouth and Throat Infection

Try these remedies for the multiple problems you mentioned:

  • For canker sores add a tsp of potassium chlorate in a cup of water and rinse your mouth with this water several times a day. Do not swallow the water; this is an effective remedy for canker sores.
  • Avoid getting constipated or eating too spicy and oily foods. Drink plenty of water to keep your mouth and throat well hydrated. Also avoid other irritants like coffee, nuts, citrus fruits, carbonated beverages, sodas, colas, strawberries and chocolates.
  • One of the most effective remedy for sore throat is warm water gargles with salt added in it. This when done several times a day especially before going to bed would soothe the throat in 2-3 days. Once the throat gets better the sore Eustachian tubes will also come back to normal on its own.
  • Apply wet tea bag to the sores and gums, the tannins in tea will help to heal the sore and also reduce the pain.
  • Have a cup of yoghurt (unflavored) daily as the helpful bacteria in it would help to fight and prevent canker sores.
  • Be careful while brushing the teeth; take extra care of the tender gums.
  • Chew holy basil leaves (holy basil) with a small pinch of sugar (for palatability) 3-4 times a day, this will help to prevent the sores.

answered by Dr S

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