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Self Care Tips To Treat A Throat Congestion
You’ve been outside playing in the rain or enjoying the snow and now suddenly you find yourself sneezing or with an annoying itching sensation in your throat and you don’t feel that good. Try some of these simple tips to relieve yourself and de-congest your throat.
Try sipping on some tea with lime squeezed in it and add a tea spoon of honey. Lime will give you the natural vitamin C which helps fight cold and honey too has amazing health benefits. Try having 2 to 3 cups in a day, if it is still snowing or raining outside, this is a great way to relax. Sit by the window and keep sipping on your lemon and honey tea.
If the congestion is very heavy rub some vaporub on your chest or boil some water add a spoonful of vaporub to the container. Put this on a table and inhale in the hot vapors. Use a blanket over your head to get better results.
You could also try salt water rinses. Add a little salt to water as hot as you can take and rinse your mouth with it. Do this in the morning and the last thing before you sleep.
Warm milk with honey with a pinch of turmeric can be had before bedtime. Honey and turmeric both have medicinal healing properties and act as an anti septic in any kind of infection. If milk is not your thing, have some ginger tea or boil water with a small piece of ginger and a small stick of cinnamon and sip on this during the day.
Use a hot water bag on your chest, the warmth will help in clearing the congestion.
Always spit out the mucous that comes up when you cough, this is very important as your body is throwing out what is not needed.
Eat foods which are hot like soup or a healthy stew. Cook foods with ginger as this helps in clearing congestion. Add some pepper to your soup from top; the spice also helps clear the congestion. Squeezing lime into your soup is also advisable.
Check with your doctor about taking vitamin supplements such vitamin C which helps fight cold and vitamin A which is good to fight infection.