Anyone who experiences any kind of discomfort needs and wants relief as soon as possible. No one should have to suffer in pain. Whether there is an underlying medical problem causing the discomfort or it’s something simple and temporary, pain is pain. Even something as seemingly trivial as a sore throat is no picnic – particularly for a retirement age individual.
If your loved ones are experiencing a sore throat, you would want to help them feel better fast. While you may want to consult with a doctor if the problem persists, we’re offering different ways to soothe sore throat pain temporarily. This way you can both feel better.
With the right essential oils, a sore throat can be soothed by inhaling the scents. Which essential oils are we talking about here? Think oregano, clove, and thyme. In the hands of your loved one, place a couple of drops of your chosen oil and have them rub their hands together. Have them breathe deeply as they bring their hands closer to their face.
Sucking on ice chips could help relieve a sore throat temporarily. Additionally, if swelling is present, it could be alleviated through the coldness of the ice. Popsicles work, too.
To begin with, drinking hot tea can help alleviate a sore throat. You can add to the medicinal effects of hot tea, however, by adding marshmallow, licorice root, lemon juice, honey, or spearmint.
Chicken soup gets a lot of credit for soothing the soul and offering relief from a myriad of illnesses/symptoms. A sore throat is no exception. If only a little bit can be eaten, because it hurts to swallow, it should at least be of some assistance. What’s more, inflammation can be treated through the nutrients found in chicken. Pain will be eased by the broth’s warmth.
Apple Cider Vinegar
To soothe a sore throat, some people choose to drink apple cider vinegar. For a more palatable beverage, consider combining it with honey and water and encouraging your loved one to drink a small amount.
Prepare this mixture and encourage your loved one to gargle with it for sore throat relief: 8 ounces of water mixed with half a teaspoon of salt.
Receive the Medical Attention Needed at Discovery Village At Palm Beach Gardens
Do your aging loved ones need some assistance with daily activities? Could they use some help with medical care like prescription management, pain management, and more? Whatever the needs of your loved one, we have a care team who will be happy to assist at Discovery Village At Palm Beach Gardens.
We provide beautiful, spacious apartments and offer both supervised independent living and senior assisted living. Additionally, we’re proud to provide SHINE® Memory Care for those with conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Our retirement community offers a myriad of resort-like accommodations/amenities including a salon, theater, chef-prepared meals in a fine dining atmosphere, and so much more. To learn more, please call us at 561-316-4626 to speak to a representative about sales and/or leasing. Any other questions can be directed to 561-801-7301. You can also use our convenient online form to contact us.
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