To alleviate severe sore throat pain more quickly, supplementary to medication, other factors that also can affect recovery, should be kept in mind.
- Easing the burden. When children or adults suffer from a sore throat, they should talk less, try not to breathe through their mouth, and stay warm.
- Moisten and cleanse the inflamed areas. When you have a sore throat, using a gargle or inhaler, medicinal or not, helps to clear the inflamed mucous membranes, as well as moisten them.
- Avoid damaging factors. Smoking, polluted air, hot and (or) spicy food have a detrimental effect on mucous membranes in the oral-pharyngeal cavity. To alleviate a sore throat, it is best to limit the impact of these factors: try not to smoke and avoid excessively hot meals.