With the return of the rainy season and sudden weather changes, people become more prone to having coughs and colds. The increased humidity and damp air is an ideal environment for bacteria and illness to rapidly spread.
According to Stephen Morse PhD, a professor of epidemiology and an infectious disease expert at Columbia University in New York, in an interview he said that under the right conditions, many viruses can last longer at colder temperatures, probably a couple of days before it is rapidly inactivated.
However, sore throat can also be triggered by too dry air, dehydration, postnasal drip, chemicals, and GERD. In other words, changes in the environment can affect our overall health, so we need to take caution at all times.
Signs of sore throat can include pain when swallowing, or a dry or scratchy throat.
Some of the causes of sore throat include viruses that may also cause colds or flu, bacteria group A strep, allergies, smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. Severe sore throat cases can have other symptoms such as difficulty breathing, swallowing, blood in saliva or phlegm, dehydration, and even joint swelling and pain and rash.
Now that we are aware of what causes sore throat, how do we find relief from it?
Here are three ways to find relief from sore throat pain:
Regulate air inside your room
If the air is too dry, use a clean humidifier to help balance out the moisture in the room. However, if it is too hot, put out a dehumidifier and try to use a cool mist vaporizer along with an electric fan if you do not have an air conditioner running.
These methods will help balance out the room moisture and it will also help make the room a comfortable place for rest.
Clean out bacteria with salt water
Salt water will help release mucus, ease throat pain, and be an effective way to kill bacteria in your throat. So, try gargling a glass of warm water with a half a teaspoon of salt, every time you feel something in your throat.
Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated and to keep your throat moist.
Use Medicated Lozenges for long lasting relief
Based from clinical study, lozenges are more effective vs gargles in providing soothing, deep-down, long-lasting relief from the symptoms of sore throat.
Even when you have severe sore throat pain, Strepsils MaxPro lozenge contains Flurbiprofen, which brings relief to severe sore throat pain. It has a 4-in-1 action which includes: helping reduce inflammation, relieve inflamed sore throat pain, work in as fast as 60 seconds, and effects can be felt up to six hours.
One pack of 16s is good for two to three days of severe sore throat. (Flurbiprofen) Strepsils MaxPro is also available in an easy to carry 8s pack.
Do not suffer for long with severe sore throat pain, find relief immediately from these methods and live comfortably and sore throat free.
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If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
1Limb M, et al. Int J Clin Pract 2009;63:606-12
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