5 Amazing Tips To Soothe An Itchy Throat
May 10, 2019 | Abigail Mckay

5 Amazing Tips To Soothe An Itchy Throat

An itchy throat is just one of those things that are incredibly irritating and can put a damper on your daily activities. Many times, an itchy throat can signal the beginning of a terrible allergy day, an asthma flareup or perhaps the start of an ugly cold. Whatever the cause, let’s discuss five simple ways to manage your itchy throat at home.

 

1.  Salt and Water Gargle

 This remedy has been around for hundreds of years and is still a go-to whenever an itchy throat arises. The salt and water solution helps in several ways including washing away bacteria and allergens while also decreasing inflammation and breaking up congestion in the throat.

 

2.  Honey, Lemon, and Hot Water

Honey and lemon is a great combination whenever feeling under the weather and the concoction can even be used to aid many digestive ailments. In regards to an itchy throat, honey works to coat the throat thus reducing discomfort. Lemons are known as a Vitamin C powerhouse which is always useful when fighting off an infection or illness. These ingredients, combined with a cup of hot water, can provide the ultimate at-home elixir for a sore throat.

 

3.  Peppermint

Peppermint tea, peppermints, peppermint oil, the list goes on and on but one thing is sure, and that is that peppermint is an age-old remedy for throat irritation.  It continues to be a popular remedy because the primary ingredient is menthol. Menthol has a cooling sensation that relieves minor pain and irritation which could be beneficial when suffering through an itchy or sore throat.

 

4.  Humidifiers

Many times an itchy or sore throat is due to an allergy or bacteria, but regardless of the source, the itchy sensation can be exaggerated when your throat is dry. Humidifiers can quickly reverse a dry throat or dry nasal passages. They help by moistening the air which can relieve dryness and in turn alleviate an itchy throat. This countermeasure can be a game changer for those suffering through allergy season or a common cold.

 

5.  Ginger

Due to the antibacterial properties found in ginger, it is used to treat many different ailments.  Ginger has been around for centuries, and it is still making the cut to be considered an effective itchy throat remedy. It is a powerful therapy for an itchy or sore throat because it fights the root cause by drawing out the bacteria.

 

Have you tried these remedies for your itchy throat and you are still not getting any relief? Don’t fear! Contact a Shifa4U doctor online today to discuss reasons and other treatments available for your itchy throat or book an appointment with best ENT specialist near you in Pakistan.

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Abigail Mckay

Abigail has been a nurse for five years, and throughout her time as a nurse, she has worked in multiple medical-surgical units as well as spent time in the infusion therapy clinic and endoscopy lab. She is passionate about preventative medicine through patient education regarding nutrition and exercise. Due to her passion, Abigail has gone on to earn two certifications including a certification in medical-surgical nursing (CMSRN) and a certification in holistic nursing (HNB-BC), in hopes of being able to better serve her patients. Abigail earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA and now bettering patient education in the healthcare system through partnering with American TelePhysicians.