Many people usually don’t realize how essential their voices are until their throats start to feel sensitive or painful, making them unable to speak properly. If your aging loved one has developed a sore throat, here are some useful home remedies for a sore throat to alleviate and ease the discomfort.
Try Milk & Honey
Usually, during a bout of sore throat, the throat will turn raw and become dry. A mix of honey with warm milk can help to soothe and relieve the pain by coating the irritated tissues.
It is common for people to not consume enough water, including aged adults. If your loved one is not drinking enough water as per the recommended daily intake, try to encourage them to consume minimally 64 ounces of water every day.
Drink Apple Cider Vinegar
It will most likely not taste great, but it has been widely understood that drinking apple cider vinegar is extremely helpful for and effective against the worst of sore throats, though letting your loved one drink apple cider vinegar directly can be a difficult task to execute for sure. It’s probably best to mix a tablespoon of it with eight ounces of warm water and a tablespoon of honey.
Suck On A Clove
Cloves contain a myriad of anti-inflammatory compounds that help fight against a variety of illnesses such as cough, cold, sinusitis and sore throat. Have your loved one pop a whole clove and suck on it until it turns soft and become a gum-like texture. Do let your family member continue chewing it like a piece of gum to fully utilize it. Apart from chewing it raw, you can also add it in hot water to drink or have it mixed with your chai.
Drink Licorice Root Tea
It’s simple to make this by easily combining some licorice root with cloves in hot water. It contains both antimicrobial and antiviral properties which can help get rid of sore throat.
Gargle With Salt Water
The salt in the water aids in shrinking swollen cells in the sore throat. You can let your loved one try gargling with salt water by simply mixing a half teaspoon of salt with eight ounces of water.
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Home remedies are very useful for helping to alleviate problems commonly found in aging adults. But as your loved one may face a range of age-related problems that require greater care, you might need a trusted care provider. At Discovery Village At The Forum, our senior assisted living program ensures your loved ones get the assistance they need and still enjoy doing the things they love. If your loved one is suffering from a memory problem, we also have the SHINE® Memory Care program that provides long-term professional memory care in a pleasant and sociable environment.
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