I don't really feel sick I have a really soar throat though it hurts to swallow I am not going to doctors till tomorrow morning I want to feel almost 100% by Saturday because my buddy wants me to go drinking but I would if my throat can handle it.

A sore throat is a very common condition and is faced by almost everyone. In some cases people could experience a sore throat every few weeks. Sore throat is not a condition by itself but a symptom of an underlying health condition. Most cases of sore throat are caused by a bacterial infection. This is not a serious condition; however, it is better to get a doctor’s opinion on the same. Fortunately, a sore throat can be treated quite effectively with the help of simple home remedies. You may try these remedies to obtain quick relief before visiting the doctor.

  • One of the most effective remedies when it comes to treating a sore throat is warm salt water gargles. Warm salt water gargles have been known to bring relief from this condition, and has been passed down as a wonder solution from one generation to the next. Salt contains calcium and iodine that are vital minerals that help in regulating the thyroid glands situated at the back of the throat. Warm water also soothes the inflamed throat and keeps it moist and sterile.
  • Ginger and garlic are also very useful when it comes to treating a sore throat. Both, ginger and garlic possess effective anti bacterial properties that help in getting rid of the bacteria causing infection. You can include them in clear vegetable soups for best results, as consuming ginger and garlic directly may induce nausea.
  • Turmeric is another effective spice when it comes to treating throat infections. Turmeric also displays effective anti bacterial qualities. Drink a glass of warm milk containing one teaspoon of turmeric powder before going to bed at night. The turmeric powder will protect your throat from any bacteria and will also keep it warm and moist,
  • For another remedy you may consume one teaspoon of honey mixed with half a teaspoon of turmeric, and consume this mixture every 5 hours for two days. Honey is also very effective in soothing a throat infection. When combined with turmeric it is very helpful in getting rid of the irritation that you may experience due to a sore throat.
  • Avoid consuming oily or spicy food while facing this condition, as these will only aggravate your situation further. Oily and spicy food cause the throat to become dry, therefore you should avoid consuming the same until your condition improves.
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and smoking, as these too can affect your throat and worsen your condition. If possible try postponing your Saturday night plans to the next Saturday, in order to give your throat enough time to heal completely.

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