How to Soothe a Sore Throat in a Snap #ChlorasepticRelief
I am sure we can all agree that having a sore throat is probably one of the worst common ailments one can experience. not sure if it is just me but all my bad colds, and flu viruses always start with the worst swollen, and achy sore throat ever! My throat usually kills for like 2-3 days and then a bad cold hits me like am Mack truck. These feelings were all to real about 2 weeks ago when I could barely function. That is why I figured I would share some tips on How to Soothe a Sore Throat in a Snap.
Ok, so let’s be real here, nothing is going to magically make a sore throat go away in a pinch, but there are some very efficient remedies that helped me to beat this stage of my cold. I typically go the natural route whenever possible, but sometimes these remedies don’t always provide quick or lasting relief.
So here are some tips to soothe a sore throat and get better quick!
Thankfully, Chloraseptic® Spray is an easy to use, sugar-free spray that quickly numbs a fiery throat and helps you to actually be able to swallow and eat real foods. I have been a fan of this stuff since a teenager and always turn to it when my sore throat gets to the unbearable stage. It is a #1 pharmacist recommended OTC product that works on contact to temporarily relief a sore throat. Chloraseptic® products are available at mass retailers, major drug stores, and grocery stores nationwide and you can save money with this coupon.
I gargled with salt water
This might just be one of the most old fashion tips and tricks, but a teaspoon of sea salt in purified, warm water can help to kill the yucky germs in your mouth, and soothe your throat.
Eating crunchy foods that could potentially damage or scratch a sore throat is not ideal. Since I also had a cough, I made a wholesome Strawberry and Dark Chocolate Yogurt Parfait. High cacao content, dark chocolate is said to help relieve coughs so I figured it couldn’t hurt to enjoy a small serving in my parfait.
Raw honey is so loaded with beneficial goodness that will help to kill the bacteria, soothe your sore throat and boost your immune system. I love eating mine right out of the comb.
I drank tons of water and tea.
Staying hydrated is so crucial because it helps your body function, and a warm or cold drink helps to soothe and irritated throat.
I actually got my 8 hours of sleep.
Getting in my zzzs is something I take seriously. I make sure to get at least 7 hours of rest each night, but aim for 8 hours of precious uninterrupted sleep to help my body recover, and rebuild itself.
I took my vitamins.
Ironically, I ran out of 24 hour immune boosting vitamin c tablets, and planned on getting some (hadn’t taken them in about a week) then I got sick..figures! I take a women’s multi, iron, fish oil, Vitamin D, and probiotic.
I hope some of these tips help you to Soothe a Sore Throat in a Snap and recover quickly! If you do any of these tips above, at least make sure you have some Chloraseptic® in your medicine cabinet! They are so easy to use and can be easily transported in your gym bag, purse, or backpack! To see Chloraseptic®’s complete line of products and flavors be sure to visit their official site.
Chloraseptic® is also helping to keep you ahead of the flu this season with their online Cold + Flu tracker. To check for outbreaks and symptoms in your area, go to http://clvr.li/1Nq4cl4, click on Cold + Flu Tracker and enter your zip code.
- Wash your hands often. Washing your hands with soap and water is the best way to prevent the spread of the common cold.
- Prevent illness by practicing healthy habits. Make sure to get enough sleep, eat a balanced, nutritious diet, exercise, and minimize stress.
- If you do get sick, talk to your pharmacist about how to manage your symptoms with medications. Before cold season, stock your medicine cabinet with the essentials. Stick to single ingredient products, so you have you what you need to treat your specific symptoms. These include pain relievers and fever reducers, a decongestant, cough medicine, lozenges and a sore throat spray. Topical medications, like Chloraseptic sore throat sprays and lozenges are great to have on hand because they are portable, can be used safely with other cold medicines, and have very few side effects.
- Get your flu shot! The CDC recommends a flu shot for everyone over the age of 6 months. It is easy to get – just talk to your pharmacist. It the BEST way to prevent the spread of the flu. It does NOT prevent the common cold, but the flu is a devastating, serious illness that could put you out of commission for a week or more, or even worse, land you in the hospital with pneumonia or infect someone you love with a weaker immune system – like babies, the elderly, or those undergoing chemotherapy.
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