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Zinc lozenges relieve the symptoms of a sore throat due to the common cold and flu.
Use lozenges containing
13 to 25 mg of zinc gluconate or acetate. Allow one lozenge to
dissolve in the mouth every 2 hours while awake. Start taking the
lozenges at the first signs of throat soreness.
A commonly reported but mild side effect from using the lozenge is a
bad taste in the mouth.
with zinc gluconate or acetate; most research studies were done with
shows antiviral activities in animal and lab studies. Mouthwash
containing sage is shown to reduce the pain from sore throat. It is
popularly used in Europe for treating mouth and throat inflammation.
The German Commission E approves its use for sore throat.
A recent well-designed
clinical study showed that echinacea
and sage combination was as effective as using a prescription
solution containing chlorhexidine and lidocaine.
- Use 3 grams of the herb in 150 mL of water or use 3 drops of the
essential oil in 100 mL of warm water. Gargle up to three times daily
or as often as needed to get relief from sore throat.
elm lozenges seem to help treat the pain from a sore throat.
is a demulcent that soothes and protects an irritated mucous membrane.
As a lozenge, follow manufacturer's direction. A typical lozenge
contains about 150 mg of slippery elm.
is well known for helping with nausea and vomiting in motion sickness.
Ginger will also help treat sore throat and pain.
Take 500 mg or use the tea formulation. Use up to four times daily as
to see other dosages.
|Apple Cider Vinegar
Gargle a solution made with 5 mL (1
teaspoon) of apple cider vinegar in a cup (250 mL) of warm water.
This bark may reduce inflammation in the throat and may provide good relief from pain.
Use mouthwash containing cinnamon bark or the oil. Use as
directed by the manufacturer.