We all know too well that annoying feeling of itchiness and irritation on the throat. And we also know that overnight, the symptoms will get worse and eventually you will have to deal with a very specific throat pain that makes you have trouble swallowing food, liquids, or even your own saliva.
A sore throat is often caused by a viral infection and is one of the most common symptoms of a cold or the flu. It can also be caused by bacteria such as streptococcus (strep throat) or other rare diseases. Did you know that this symptom is a natural response of your body to deal with the viral infection? It’s true.
The way in which your immune system fights the virus or bacteria leads to inflammation and swelling of the mucous membranes in your throat. Hence the irritation, pain, and overall discomfort.
This is exactly the kind of symptom that makes you hesitant. You know that it isn’t a serious condition and that your body will resolve it, but at the same time, you feel weak enough to be compelled to go to a doctor and get your sore throat remedies. Fortunately, there are several ways to get rid of sore throat quickly using natural products available at any supermarket. Read on!