Avoiding a sore throat

Of course the best thing you can do is to avoid infecting or irritating the throat in the first place. But with our hectic lifestyles who can lock themselves away every time they hear a sore throat is doing the rounds?

To give yourself the best fighting chance of avoiding a sore throat, try these top tips:

  • Avoid irritants that can cause reddening and swelling. Think cigarette smoke, pollution, shouting or even changes in air condition (air con is not that 'cool' when it comes to throats...)
  • Breathe through your nose. Your nose is an excellent filter of bacteria and other harmful irritants and helps warm the air too
  • Eat right - vital vitamins found in fruit and vegetables will help support your natural immune system
  • Reduce the amount you smoke and avoid other people's cigarette smoke
  • Avoid spraying air fresheners or deodorants around as they can irritate the delicate lining of the throat
  • Swallow - regularly. Our natural saliva helps 'wash out' the throat
« Back