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Home remedies for throat infection during pregnancy

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Oct 04, 2011
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  • Chamomile tea is very effective for curing throat infections.
  • You can use peppermint, lavender, jasmine and thyme as ointments.
  • You can drink water in which sage has been boiled 2-3 times a day.
  • Include garlic in your daily diet as it has antibiotic properties.

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Throat infections can be a major source of pain and discomfort during pregnancy. Though there are medicines to treat the infection, it is advisable to avoid medication as far as possible. Home remedies are a safe option to cure throat infections during pregnancy because they are devoid of side-effects.

 

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Home remedies to cure throat infections during pregnancy

Chamomile tea

Chamomile tea is very effective for curing throat infections due to its analgesic properties. You can mix some lemon juice in it to get an appropriate dosage of vitamin C as well.

Herbal ointments

You can use peppermint, lavender, jasmine and thyme as ointments to ease the pain in the throat.

 

sage

 

Sage

Sage is effective in reducing inflammation. You can drink water in which sage has been boiled 2-3 times a day to reduce the infection.

Garlic

Include garlic in your daily diet as it has antibiotic properties.

Satl water

Salt-water gargles ease the pain and fight the bacteria.

Ample sleep

Get plenty of sleep and rest to strengthen your body to fight the infection.

 

water

 

Water

Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Water helps to extricate the toxins from the body and keeps infections at bay.

Diet

Eat a healthy diet packed with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables daily. A healthy diet helps to boost the immune system and avoid infections.

Steam

Steam inhalation through a pot of boiling water or a humidifier is very effective for reducing the itchiness in the throat.

 

chicken soup

 

Chicken soup

A bowl of chicken soup with vegetables provides a lot of energy and is soothing for the throat.

Avoid hot and cold drinks

Avoid drinks that are overly hot or cold as these are likely to irritate the throat. Avoid spicy food too.

Basil leaves

A teaspoon of a paste made of basil leaves and honey also helps cure the infection.

 

ginger

 

Ginger

Drink a warm drink of ginger boiled in water for some time. This can be sipped throughout the day to seek relief.

Gram flour

Roast gram flour (besan) in ghee and mix it in a glass of warm milk. An intake of this drink twice daily can provide considerable results.

Honey

Have a teaspoon of grated ginger or ginger juice with honey 2-3 times a day to get rid of the infection.

A throat infection develops when bacteria or other viruses breed in your throat. Though medication is effective, it is safer to follow home remedies to cure throat infections during pregnancy. In addition, adequate rest and a healthy diet play a pivotal role in aiding the healing process. In case of persistent pain and inconvenience, you must consult your doctor as untreated strep throat infections can lead to complications.

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  • f05 Aug 2012
    Brilliant advises. I have already heard them all from various sources, but reading what exactly they too is more helpful. thanks.