What if I catch a cold and have a sore throat?

In life, when we catch a cold, we often feel sore throat, which is a common symptom of a cold. So, what should I do if I catch a cold and have a sore throat? Let’s see how to relieve this symptom.

How to relieve sore throat?

1. Drink salt water. If throat pain is not serious and local inflammation is slight, drinking or gargling mild saline can play a moderate role in disinfection and pain relief. However, it should be emphasized that the concentration of saline is close to that of normal saline, so it is best to use warm water. If it is too thick, it will aggravate the pain.

2. Eat lightly. Diet should be light and digestible. Eat more vegetables and fruits, such as loofah, water chestnut, bitter gourd, cucumber, etc., which can promote salivation, clear away heat and toxic materials, and not hurt yang. In addition, proper amount of lily, crystal sugar, yam, coix seed and japonica rice can also nourish yin, moisten dryness, clear throat and help pharynx. When the season changes, you can cook some porridge, such as vegetable porridge, and eat more sour foods, such as black plums and hawthorn, which also helps to relieve sore throat.

3. Increase the ambient humidity. People who work and study in a dry environment for a long time are more likely to have stuffy nose, dizziness and sore throat. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain an appropriate indoor humidity to relieve the symptoms of sore throat. In our daily life, we should always open windows for ventilation, and planting green plants can also keep the indoor humidity suitable.

4. Take cold medicine. For influenza caused by influenza virus, timely treatment is recommended. The best way is to take medicine in time. For patients with severe symptoms of sore throat, Gankang can be used for rapid relief. At the same time, we should also pay attention to adjusting our work and rest, so that our bodies can fully rest.

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