The Things to Do and Don’t with a Sore Throat
Checking in with an Ear Nose and Throat Doctor we found, some surprising and some not so surprising, things we should do and avoid when we have a sore throat.
Eat oranges and oysters, or any citrus fruit high in vitamin C, and beans and nuts like oysters, are high in zinc
Use a humidifier to counteract the drying effect of central heating
Gargle with very warm salty water to help to loosen mucus
Drink green or white tea – to provide a lift without adding to the dryness.
Drink brandy or coffee because alcohol and caffeine are dehydrating
Take aspirin Unless prescribed by a doctor, this over the counter-drug can suppress your immune response
Speak too much over-using your throat can make you feel worse
Smoke or vape —uh, sort of obvious.