There is not really a magical fix for a sore throat, but there is still a lot you can do to make your children feel better when they get a sore throat. Sometimes, the simplest approaches are the best. Make sure they rest and drink. When children get extra fluids, it may thin the mucus, which helps it drain faster. Drinking can also relieve the soreness. Here are some drinks that may help:
Having children drink enough water is always essential, but that hydration is particularly critical when they are ill. Staying hydrated will help them fight off the bacteria or wash away allergens leading to a sore throat. The amount of water children needs changes just like the amount for adults. It relies on one’s activity level, temperature, and climate. Besides, it is also influenced by the number of watery fruits and vegetables in their diet. If the urine is mostly clear or light yellow, your children are probably getting enough water.
Honey coats the throat with a sweet taste, making it feel much better. Allow children to swallow a teaspoon of organic honey; or, you can add honey to a glass of warm water and stir until it’s well mixed. Just keep in mind that you should NEVER give anything that has honey to children who are less than two years of age as it can cause a type of food poisoning that only influence small children.
A post-nasal drip not only causes annoyance but also lead to coughing and sore throats, too. Instead of using medicated cough drops, simply add ¼ teaspoon of salt into a cup of warm water for children to gargle with. Though it is not really a cure, it sure can relieve the pain for a while and can be repeated as often as needed.
Garlic is a fantastic antibacterial agent. It is useful to kill bacteria stimulate a sore throat heal faster. Crush cloves of garlic to form a paste, then simmer this in boiling water. When the water has cooled, introduce it to children, or add it to vegetable juices.
Ginger is also one of most simple remedies that have been used for ages. Older kids are actually able to chew on a piece of ginger and swallow the juice. Smaller kids can be offered ginger in a cup of warm water, sweetened with honey.
7. Peppermint (or peppermint tea)
Another option is peppermint tea. Peppermint has the soothing effect on the throat. The menthol acts as an expectorant to break up mucus and the warmth of the tea feels amazing on a scratchy throat.
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Review Date: February 28, 2017 | Last Modified: August 30, 2017
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