Sore Throat Remedies Work in Certain Cases
Depending on the cause of your particular sore throat, sore throat remedies may or may not work for you. Although sore throats can result from smoking, allergies, throat overuse and other conditions, they are typically caused by colds, and oftentimes, as a result of postnasal drip or a persistent dry cough. In such cases, sore throat remedies and cold and cough remedies may provide the relief your body needs while you fight off a cold.
Sore Throat Remedies Treat the Symptoms Not the Cause
As viral sore throats tend to be accompanied by other common cold symptoms, the most effective sore throat remedies are usually found among non-prescription cold medication. In addition to throat sprays and conventional lozenges, combination cold medicine that includes pain relievers, decongestants, expectorants and/or cough suppressants may soothe your throat while helping relieve other frustrating cold symptoms. If you’re wary of the possible side effects of over-the-counter remedies containing multiple types of medication or taking more medicine than you actually need, you might try experimenting with simpler sore throat home remedies like hot lemonade and honey or gargling with warm saltwater.
The downside of sore throat remedies and their homemade counterparts is that they only treat the symptoms of your cold and not the illness itself. A more efficient means of ridding oneself of a painful sore throat resulting from a cold will be figuring how to get rid of a cold.
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* Although the precise mechanism by which zinc ions interfere with the cold virus has not been scientifically established, the Cleveland Clinic study demonstrated that Cold-EEZE® lozenges significantly reduced the duration of the common cold.. For more information, click here.
*^ Cleveland Clinic (1996) and Dartmouth College (1992) studies demonstrate that Cold-EEZE® lozenges shorten the duration of the common cold. For more information, click here.
**Based on the 2015 OTC Guide