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Home Remedies To Treat Sore Throat In Children

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Is your child complaining of a sore throat? Then, it could be a sign of your child catching a cold or flu. Even if it is not serious, a sore throat is painful for a child.

Fortunately, there are several home remedies to treat your child’s sore throat.

In the article, Meal Ideas for a Toddler With a Sore Throat, published in Livestrong, writer Sara Ipatenco says serving your children soothing meals such as a bowl of warm soup, rice pudding, yogurt with fruit, oatmeal, etc. can help reduce the pain and alleviate sore throat.

Per Healthline, throat pain is the primary symptom of sore throat. The pain increases when your child tries to swallow. Some home remedies to soothe throat pain and irritation include:

• Honey: Honey is a common household remedy for sore throat. Your child can have honey mixed in milk or just plain honey. Remember, do not give honey to children less than 1 year of age.

• Salt water: Salt water is effective in killing bacteria in the throat. Gargling with salt water can help soothe a sore throat and break down secretions. Children can gargle with a saltwater solution, which is made by mixing half-teaspoon of salt in full glass of warm water.

• Peppermint: Diluted peppermint oil sprays may also relieve sore throats. Peppermint contains menthol that helps to thin mucus and calm sore throats and coughs.

• Fenugreek: Fenugreek is known to cure inflammation. Your child can eat fenugreek seeds, use the topical oil, or drink fenugreek tea.

There are many other home remedies that help in treating sore throat such as apple cidar vinegar, garlic and baking soda gargle. Know about them in detail by flipping through the pages of this ClipBook.

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