Hi lybrate-user, the doctor has prescribed you the right medicine. Please take the medicine as suggested by him. Here I shall suggest you some ways of treating sore throat
through some home remedies. But please take the medicines prescribed by the doctor. Both medicines and home remedies take together will provide you fast relief. 1. Warm Salt Water
- Gargling warm water mixed with salt can do wonders for your sore throat — it can help reduce inflammation and relieve the pain
. Gargle frequently for the most effective results, at least once an hour. All you have to do is drop one tablespoon of salt into a cup of warm (not burning hot!) water, then gargle before spitting it back into the sink. Don’t swallow the salt water, though; that will dehydrate you more which wouldn’t be much help.
2. Hydration - Keep yourself hydrated — drink more water than you would normally drink on a day-to-day basis; drink water like it’s your job, until your urine is clear or a very light yellow. Drinking fluids will help flush out the virus, and will take some of the dryness and scratchiness out of your throat by helping boost mucus production. Drinking lots of water will also help clear out a stuffy nose
by producing more mucus.
3. ‘Mindful’ Tea With Honey - That being said — drink lots of tea, too. Have a friend make you a hot cup of herbal tea (decaffeinated is best) mixed with a spoonful of balmy honey, which can coat the throat and soothe its swelling
. Honey helps anything go down more easily. Add some fresh mint leaves to your tea to give it that extra kick, and in no time you’ll find yourself wanting that tea therapy every few hours.
4. Chicken Soup And ‘Soft Foods’ - Just because it’s hard to swallow doesn’t mean you should starve yourself. Actually, your body really needs food especially when you’re sick, so pay close attention to eating small things every few hours. Warm, soft foods that are easily swallowed will make it easier for you to stay nourished while you have a scratchy throat. Some soft foods that will help nourish your body include rice, bananas, and apple sauce. 5. Quit The Smoking
- This often goes without saying, but if you’re sick and have a sore throat, keep that pack of cigarettes hidden away at least for a few days. Tobacco, weed, coffee, and alcohol will make you feel worse, and that small buzz lasting for a few minutes or hours isn’t worth the worsening effect later on.
6. Throat Lozenges - In between your salt water gargling, hot cups of tea, chicken soup breaks, and naps, suck on some throat lozenges to relieve the pain in your throat temporarily. They are cheap and come in various different flavors, and soon you'll find yourself handling your sore throat quite well.
Hope this helps. Good Luck.