A minor sore throat can develop into a severe cough if appropriate care is not taken. This chronic disease demands medication as well as prevention in order to heal. When a sore throat enters a more severe stage, you are more likely to suffer from increased irritation and scratchiness, deepening of the voice tone, and pain while swallowing or speaking. Moreover, a severe sore throat infection can potentially damage and interrupt with how your body functions.
Stated below are some useful and safe tips that can prevent a sore and scratchy throat from getting worse.
Breathe in Steam
Many times, a sore throat comes with a discomforting nasal congestion. The best way to prevent this congestion from accumulating is to get rid of the nasal secretions more often in a day. The ideal way to do so would be to breathe in a warm and moist steam. When you inhale steam generated by warm water, the mucus accumulated in the nasal area clears away.
Optimize Your Water Intake
Soreness and scratchiness increases when your mucus membrane dries out. This escalates the dryness and causes a severe cough. Make sure you consume enough water and necessary fluids so that the membrane remains hydrated. The best part about staying hydrated is that the fluid reduces the thickness of the mucus, making it easier to sap down the throat and out of the body.
Drink Warm Liquids
Heat is a great mucus-reliever. Moreover, it reduces inflammation that results from a dry throat. In a nutshell, anything warm is likely to be beneficial for your throat and its soreness. Likewise, hot water, tea and soup work similarly. However, tea and soup can turn out to be more effective because they possess antibacterial and expectorant properties that can fight throat germs in a better way.
Keep Irritants Away!
The most common irritants that can enhance the severity of a cough is smoking cigarettes and breathing in polluted air. Try to stay in a dust-free atmosphere as much as possible and avoid using artificial, chemical sprays such as bathroom sprays, air fresheners and perfumes that can aggravate the cough.
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