What can help the pain in my throat when I swallow. Is hot or cold better?

Throat pain is generally a chronic condition, a characteristic of a sore throat. It indicates an infection of the throat and the walls of the pharynx with infectious organisms, particularly viruses. The symptoms of a sore throat are throat pain, fever, swollen tonsils, abdominal pain and nausea.

You generally acquire the ailment when you are exposed to food or water borne infectious agents. Damp weather conditions further aggravate the symptoms of the affliction.

Some of the easy home remedies to treat throat pain are as follows:

  • You must first of all avoid exposing yourself to cold weather. You must try to stay warm at all times of the day.
  • Practice gargling with warm salty water to relieve irritation and pain in the throat.
  • Inhale steam at least three times a day in order to relieve chest congestion, one of the major causes of throat infection and pain.
  • Drink hot beverages like hot chocolate and tea in order to sooth the throat and relieve pain.
  • Consume ginger juice with honey and black pepper to alleviate cough and cold which are also caused by throat infection.
  • You may consume carrot juice, spinach juice, or mixed juice of carrot and spinach to relieve the ailment by soothing the throat.
  • You may also consume the juice of bitter gourd mixed with honey to relieve pain in the throat. Bitter gourd is a rich source of magnesium and magnesium ions are highly instrumental in relieving pain in the throat.
  • You must consume a lot of liquids so as to lubricate the throat and relive any irritation. This will make the process of swallowing food more easy and comfortable.
  • You must not drink juices that are acidic, like the juices of citrus fruits including orange and grapefruit. These juices may aggravate the pain by causing irritation in the throat.
  • You must not eat foods like yogurt which may be harsh for your throat.
  • You should consume freshly cut onion garnished with cumin powder to relive throat pain.
  • You may boil rose petals in water, filter the extract, and add honey to taste. This is a wonderful remedy to effectively relieve throat pain.
  • You may also use a mouthwash prepared from fenugreek seeds to alleviate the ailment.
  • Boil basil leaves in water and drink the extract in place of water to quickly relieve throat pain.
  • You may also consume the extract of sage leaves boiled in water.

answered by G M

Pain in throat - During swallowing if you have pain ,you can take 4 black pepper seeds and suck them till they dissolve then you can gulp them down the throat.This you can do twice a day.

Do warm water gargles 2 times daily is beneficial.

Hot or cold moderately is good in fact if you take hot water 1 cup followed by little cold water then again hot water .This will help to improve the blood circulation and cure infection if any.

answered by D M K

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