Sore Throat remedies sooth sore inflamed mucous membranes of the throat caused from sickness, incessant coughing, laryngitis and when throat is inflamed after a tonsillectomy surgical procedure. There are remedies to come to your aid for temporary relief. Choose from throat sprays and lozenges to coat the throat and increase saliva production to control coughing. There are also ingredients to give pain relief with numbing agents and herbs to decrease the duration of cold symptoms.
Lozenges- are helpful in keeping the throat continually moist. Some lozenges or cough drops contain honey which is great at covering the irritated throat to decrease coughing. There are lozenges that also add additional beneficial herbs to relieve discomfort like menthol or eucalyptus that cool or numb the irritated tissue in the throat. Another natural ingredient that provides immediate relief to mucus membranes is slippery elm that has properties that decrease inflammation for soothing relief.
Sprays- directly mist the throat and use ingredients like echinasea, a natural herbal remedy to support the immune system. Zinc also aids the immune system and has undergone clinical studies to show zinc's ability to reduce the length of a cold when taken within 24 hours from the onset of the cold symptoms. Marshmallow root is another popular natural remedy found in both lozenges and throat sprays to treat a sore throat because it moistens mucous membranes and provides pain relief and reduces inflammation. It's also commonly used to treat general cold symptoms and help with dry cough.