Iahas-Sore Throat

Sore Throat


What is Sore Throat?

A sore throat is a condition that occurs when you suffer from pain, itchiness, and inflammation in your throat that frequently deteriorates when you swallow up. There can be numerous causes that can trigger this condition. However, the most common sore throat is caused by virus contamination. Mostly it can be settled on its own.

What are the Symptoms of Sore Throat?

The typical symptoms of sore throat can be pain and scratchiness in your throat that makes you struggle to swallow your food. However, in some severe cases, this might be accompanied by fever, vomiting, sneezing, or coughing.

What are the Causes of Sore Throat?

As we have already discussed, a sore throat can have various causes. Most commonly, it is caused by viral infections such as colds, influenza, coronavirus, etc. However, there are some instances when it can be triggered by other illnesses like measles, allergies, muscle strain, tumors, etc.

When to see a Doctor?

In most cases, a sore throat will be settled on its own if it is caused by a virus. However, if the condition doesn’t improve even after trying over-the-counter medicines and home remedies within a few days, then you should visit a doctor to get it checked.

Lifestyle Prevention of Sore Throat

Preventing sore throat is possible by following some measures. Let us understand what are the ways to avoid this condition.
  • It is believed that some Yoga postures can help you prevent sore throats. Lion pose is very effective on sore throats.
  • Practicing breathing exercises like pranayama or Bhramari is also very useful.
  • Certain foods can be avoided in case you already have a sore throat. Try to avoid foods like cheese, ice creams, yogurts, etc. It is better if you also avoid fermented foods

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Sore Throat

Some great Ayurvedic remedies may help you treat sore throats. Herbs and spices such as Ginger, Cinnamon, Turmeric are very effective in relieving sore throat.
  • Gargle: Possibly the easiest cure, and one that is extremely useful, is gurgling. Ayurveda advises using a cup of warm water and mixing half tsp of turmeric and half a tsp of salt. Gargle twice a day and this will clear your sore throat.
  • Turmeric Milk: Turmeric is a great resource for any illnesses caused by inflammations. So drinking turmeric milk is a very effective cure for sore throat. Mix half a tsp of turmeric with a cup of hot milk and drink once or twice a day.
  • Herbal Tea: This herbal tea with Ginger, Cinnamon, and Licorice is one more effective remedy in treating sore throat. To make this tea, use Ginger 2 parts, Cinnamon 2 parts, and Licorice 3 parts. Steep a tsp of this blend in a cup of hot water for 10 to 12 minutes and drink thrice a day.
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Avi Kumar

Avi is an irreverent hard-core Engineer turned Marketer, who is focused on unveiling the secrets of Ayurveda, scientifically. His aim is to research Ayurveda, take what works, discard what's superseded by new discoveries, and in all increase in human knowledge.

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