Sore throats can be a downer. Colds, losing your voice, allergies, smoking or dry air can cause sore throats to occur on occasion. However, viruses or bacteria are the cause of most sore throats and are typically the first sign of a cold coming on. Typically, a sore throat caused by a virus can resolve itself on its own. This is the most common cause of a cold or flu.
Should you just let it pass until it feels better? You can do that but there are a few beneficial remedies to ease the uncomfortable feeling of a sore throat and potentially heal it faster. Let’s take a look at some common sore throat remedies.
Sore Throat Remedy #1: Popsicles
Along with cough drops, popsicles help loosen the mucus and enhances saliva production. The coldness of the Popsicle provides temporary relief by numbing the area of an achy throat and provide temporary relief. Be sure to find popsicles that are lower in sugar, because excessive amounts of sugar can lower the immune system and actually make it more difficult to fight off the virus.
You can even make popsicles at home by blending fruits such as strawberries and bananas with yogurt and freezing them in popsicle molds. This would provide necessary antioxidants as well as probiotics to help fight off the virus.