Sore throat is a very common type of viral infection, you wake up in the morning and you feel like you have dry sore throat and it hurts to swallow!
There are many causes for sore throat and many remedies for it, it is always recommended to see a doctor for treatment, but since it’s not always possible, home remedies can help smoother or cure your sore throat.
Types of sore throat
The most common and benevolent type, is the dry throat, while sleeping, breathing through the mouth can cause soreness to the throat, this can be prevented by using a humidifier. If you suffer from dry throat, try to drink lot of liquids (water, tea,…), eating candy and chewing gum will help moisturizing your throat as well.
And now… the evil kind of sore throat, the streptococcus throat! This is a bacterial infection caused by streptococcus bacteria, this will give you high fever, higher than the viral one, you will have a very red throat, and might even have white dots of pus over your tonsils, this means, go to the doctor…NOW… this will only give in with antibiotics, normally penicillin will work well, and you will start feeling better in few days, streptococcus is not a forgiving bacteria, it can infect your blood, and your heart, specially kids, don’t leave it to resolve itself, you must see a doctor for treatment.
Try to prevent having sore throat, If it gets to you, try home remedies for the first 2 – 3 days, if you don’t start feeling better, you most likely have an infection and you have to see a doctor.