Home remedies for sore throat in kids
Sore throat occurs commonly in children between the age group of 5 and 15. Sore throat needs to be treated as soon as possible so that to avoid further infection likes tonsillitis, sinus, fever and rashes, ear infection.
home remedies for sore throat pain
A warm salt water rinse and gargle is one of the simplest and most effective remedies for sore throat pain. The salty water loosens and clears mucus and post-nasal drip, and soothes sore throat tissues.
Instructions: Stir one teaspoon of salt into a glass of warm water until it dissolves. Gargle with a mouthful of the salty water for thirty seconds, and then spit it out. Repeat every two- to three- hours, or as needed.
The best way to keep the pain of a sore throat at bay is to stay fully hydrated, which will keep your throat lubricated and your immune system running smoothly. Drink plenty of water, and choose foods such as soup over dry foods that can further irritate your throat.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and soda, which can irritate the throat and dehydrate the body.
•Cut a lemon into two pieces.
Put some salt and pepper powder and press it with a spoon so that it enters into the lemon. Now heat the lemon in microwave or even a low gas flame. You can slowly lick the warm lemon and this will sooth your throat and will help you recover your appetite too.
•Installing a Room Humidifier
Install a room humidifier in the child’s room. This will loosen excess phlegm, which otherwise cause’s congestion in the nasal passages and problems in breathing.
Also, steam therapy and hot water baths are some easy sore throat remedies for children.