FOR SORE THROAT
NATURAL TREATMENT AND COMFORT MEASURES
- GARGLE WITH WARM SALT WATER. It help soothe the irritated
throat and reduces swelling in the tissues. This is the safest, least
expensive and probably the most effective treatment of a sore throat. Mix
1/2 tsp. of salt to an 8 oz. cup of warm water. Dissolve it completely.
Gargle every 3 - 4 hours.
- SIPPING WARM LIQUIDS like hot tea or hot chicken soup broth can
soothe the throat, and the heat increases the circulation to the throat to
promote healing. The saltiness of the soup also helps to reduce swelling,
much like a salt water gargle.
- HARD CANDY can also soothe and lubricate your throat.
- REST YOUR VOICE. Avoid using your voice for long periods, and
refrain from screaming or yelling.
- STOP SMOKING or at least cut down. Cigarette smoking may cause
a sore throat, or may aggravate your symptoms by causing further throat
- HUMIDITY will keep your throat moist and more comfortable. It
can relieve a raw, dry, scratchy sore throat. Hot, dry air will aggravate
it. So, turn down the thermostat, use a vaporizer if you have one, place
a pan of water by the heat vent, or turn on a hot shower to create steam.
- CHERRY SORE THROAT LOZENGES contain Benzocaine which numbs
the throat tissues temporarily and make swallowing easier.
Adult dosage: Allow 1 lozenge to dissolve slowly in mouth every 2
hrs. as needed.
Warning: Do not use this product if you have a history of allergy
to Benzocaine, or other "
- CEPACOL LOZENGES soothe and lubricate the throat. This product
does NOT contain Benzocaine.
- ASPIRIN, ACETAMINOPHEN, and IBUPROFEN are analgesics which
reduce sore throat discomfort.
Adult Dosage: Aspirin: 2 tablets every 4 hours; Acetaminophen: 1
or 2 tablets 3 or 4 times a day. Ibuprofen: 1 or 2 tablets every 4 to 6
Warning: Do not gargle with aspirin in water. Undissolved
particles may stick in the throat and cause irritation of the tissues.
Read the other warnings for the use of Aspirin, Acaminophen, and Ibuprofen
listed under the product information in the section titled: For General
Discomfort, Headache, and Fever.
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