Slippery elm drink
This natural remedy for sore throats has been used for centuries. Slippery elm contains antioxidants that can help to relieve inflammation. Mixed with water, it creates ‘mucilage’ – a slick gel that coats and soothes the throat.iii
Hot honey and lemon drink
If you’re wondering what to drink for a sore throat, chances are you’ve considered this classic combination. The honey has an antibacterial effect and can reduce inflammation, while lemon contains vitamin C, which will help boost your immune system. Lemon can also help to break up mucus and ease pain. Try mixing two tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of lemon juice in a glass of warm water for some quick, temporary relief.ii
Never give honey to children under 12 months.
Medicated hot beverages
Of course, as well as these natural home remedies, you can also try over-the-counter medicines to help ease your cold and flu symptoms, including sore throat pain. Theraflu Hot Liquid Powder provides fast and powerful temporary relief from your worst cold and flu symptoms. Theraflu Hot Liquid Powder comes in both nighttime and daytime preparations – to give you relief at any time of the day, and while you’re trying to get your rest.
Best Foods for a Sore Throat
When you’re suffering with a sore throat, comforting, warm and easy-to-swallow foods are your best friend.iv Find out what to eat for a sore throat below.
A warming bowl of healthy oatmeal is a wonderful way to give your body its daily dose of fiber while also going easy on a sore throat.vi Try mixing honey in for some added flavour.
Remember, never give honey to children under 12 months.
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