Re: How to soothe a sore throat?
I've shared this before in the past.
I've had some pretty major throat irritation problems at times.
Here is a gargle recipe my ENT gave me to help calm the throat:
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. clear corn syrup
6 oz. warmed distilled water
You gargle gently for two "long, boring" minutes then spit. He recommended not rinsing after.
He also has me do breathing exercises. When I feel the need to cough due to the throat irritation, I'm supposed to blow air out silently like I'm making the 'hah' sound. It is supposed to calm the vocal cords some.
Hope this helps.
Asthma, Allergies, severe LPR/GERD, Anemia, TMJD, Hearing Loss, Ulnar Impaction Syndrome, Shoulder Impingement--both shoulders, Benign Joint Hypermobility, possible Ehlers Danlos Syndrome