Sore throats, while typically not serious, can be frustrating at the best of times. However, sometimes a sore throat can point towards a deeper medical issue, which is why you should consult your physician if it persists for more than a few days. If your loved one has been suffering from a sore throat, resulting in them being unable to eat much, we recommend the following methods for taking care of sore throat.
Suck on Ice Chips
Swelling in the throat can make it painful to swallow, causing your loved one to develop a poor appetite and reject food as a result. As we all know, this is not healthy and cannot go on for any prolonged period of time. To reduce the pain and encourage your loved one to eat, sucking on ice chips can help.
Drink Hot Tea or Chicken Soup
You or your loved one may not feel much like eating when you have a sore throat, and that’s completely understandable. To ensure that you get something down regardless, you may opt to drink some hot tea or chicken soup instead. Peppermint tea in particular is known to soothe a sore throat, reducing the effects of inflammation. Chicken soup has the same effect and the warmth can also help to soothe your throat.
Gargle Salt Water
Combine a teaspoon of salt with a glass of water and have your loved one gargle with it. This simple trick can help to provide relief for a sore throat within a short turnaround time.
Inhale Essential Oils
When you or your loved one are suffering from a sore throat, you may feel more irritable than usual. Inhaling essential oils can speed up the healing process as well as calm you down by inducing a sense of relaxation. Some essential oils to try include lavender, thyme, and oregano. All you have to do is apply a few drops to your hand and bring it to your nose, inhaling slowly.
Make the Move to Country Club At Woodland Hills for a Happy and Healthy Retirement Lifestyle
Are you finding it hard to provide your loved ones with the care and attention they need from home, or do you find yourself socially isolated from aging in place? If so, consider making the move to Country Club At Woodland Hills today. There are many benefits to living in one of our senior living cottages – not only will you have your own personal space when you require it, but you can also access all the amenities you need right at your doorstep.
We understand that transitioning to senior living is a big milestone in your life, and we want to help you make the right decision. To this end, please feel free to schedule a tour with us at a time and date of your convenience, and we will be happy to show you around our campus and make you feel at home.