Natural Remedies for Strep Throat

Strep throat can be annoying and it can affect your appetite as well as your total vitality when you have strep throat. Some natural remedies for strep throat can fight strep bacteria without using antibiotics.

Salt gargle

Gargling with warm salt water many times a day effectively reduces swelling of the strep throat while loosening mucus and allowing to easily flush out the irritants or the bacteria affecting your throat. A mixture of half a teaspoon of salt melted in one cup of water will do the trick. Make sure to spit the water after gargling.

Drinking water and other fluids

Staying hydrated is one of the natural ways to treat strep throat. When your throat is inflamed and irritated, drinking lots of fluid can make the mucous membranes moist. This reliably fight bacteria as well as allergens that irritate the throat. Drinking water also makes you feel better since you also reduce cold symptoms. Water is the best way to hydrate yourself but you can also drink fruit juices.

Warm herbal tea

When you are tired of drinking too much water, it is also good to drink a warm cup of herbal tea. Tea as a beverage can immediately provide soothing relief for sore throat, making it one of the best of the natural remedies for strep throat.

Herbal tea even contains antioxidants which can also strengthen your immune system and fight against infection. You can add a teaspoon of honey to the tea to suit your taste while healing your sore throat faster due to its antibacterial properties.

Chicken soup

Chicken soup can also soothe a sore throat and is a good home remedy for colds. The sodium in the broth is said to have anti-inflammatory properties which can make you feel good. Soup also can be intake easily when you have colds and are sick since eating solid foods can be difficult and even be painful when you have a swollen or sore throat. Sipping a soup also ensures that you are appropriately getting the nutrients needed to fight the bacterial infection of your throat.

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