Natural cure for sore throat sores on tongue

A sore tongue and throat are common symptoms that could be seen in case of several diseases, infections, disorders or other ailments. Some of the most common factors that could lead to sore tongue as also sore throat and swollen glands could include the common cold, a cough or the flu. On the other hand, these symptoms could also be an indication of complex diseases, which include oral cancer or Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). In fact, medical experts claim that there could be 108 different causes of a sore tongue and more than 450 different sore throat causes. Given below are some of the other possible causes for a sore throat and tongue:

  • Tonsillitis
  • Microbe infections
  • Trauma and physical injury
  • Contamination and pollution
  • Exposure to toxic or poisonous fumes
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Changes in the temperature and climate
  • Allergies
  • Excessive use of vocal chords

In most instances, a sore tongue and throat could lead to a lot of discomfort. At times, a sore throat could also be accompanied by coughing and congestion. Hence, a lot of people consult medical practitioners, for sore tongue and sore throat cures.

Treatment for Sore Tongue

Although there are several medicines that can help reduce the discomfort caused by a sore tongue, most people prefer to use home remedies for sore tongue. Some of the best remedies for a sore tongue relief include:

  • Applying plain and unflavored yogurt on the tongue or including it in a diet
  • Introducing Vitamin C to a daily diet, in the form of vegetables, fruits, juice or even supplements
  • Placing a wet and cold teabag on the affected area, which reduces the pain and has a cooling effect
  • Sucking on a few ice cubes, to relieve the tongue
  • Drinking herbal tea, especially chamomile tea, for its coolant effect

Treatment for Sore ThroatMost of the sore throat causes and cures are interrelated, which means that in order to cure a sore throat, it is important to address the underlying cause at first. There are several over the counter and prescription medicines, which are very effective in fighting off the discomfort that is the result of different sore throat causes and allergies. However, it has been seen that most people prefer to use simple remedies for sore throat. This could be mainly due to the fact that most of the remedies for sore throat and cough have fewer side effects, as compared to traditional medicines. Given below are some of the common remedies that can be taken for sore throat relief:

  • Gargling: One of the most effective sore throat cures is salt water that has been warmed a bit. A tablespoon of salt should be added in a glass of warm water and the solution can be used to gargle, at least twice a day.
  • Lemon tea: This is regarded as one of the most effective remedies for sore throat and congestion, as lemon tea can help soothe the sore throat and at the same time, it dilutes the mucus, making it easier for the body to eliminate it.
  • Vitamin C: Contrary to what most people believe, oranges and orange juice are very good for a sore throat, as they are very high in Vitamin C. Therefore, eating slices of oranges or drinking orange juice that has been diluted with warm water is one of the best home remedies for sore throat and cough
Although most of the above mentioned sore throat cures are natural and fairly safe, it is best to consult a doctor before using any of them. Moreover, in case of women who are pregnant, it is important to speak to a doctor for sore tongue and sore throat relief during pregnancy.

answered by G M

Sore throats can be caused by a variety of bacteria and sometimes they occur because of sudden weather changes too. The best remedy for a sore throat is to cut out all cold water and gargle with a salt water rinse three times a day. But if you experience symptoms like fever, and itchy poky sensation in your throat along with a stuffed feeling while swallowing, it's best to get to checked immediately with a doctor. A streptococcal infection of the throat can be severely painful and will require antibiotics immediately. Other than that here are a few home remedies which you can use to soothe you sore throat.

Few home remedies on sore throat-
  • Dilute cayenne pepper as required and rinse two or three times a day .Remember to cover your lips with a thin coating of Vaseline or you could have constant burning lips
  • You can try to suck with the clove to try and make your sore throat to better.
  • You can try a home made lozenge using a homemade remedy of the following ingredients, having a little licorice, marshmallow, red raspberry leaves, cayenne pepper, scented essential oil of geranium, sage or rosemary and honey. Mix well and use to form a lozenge which can be used to soothe an irritated throat.

answered by A S

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