Strep throat, a bacterial infection caused by different types of streptococcal bacteria, comes with painful symptoms like inflammation and a sore throat. Before running out to your local drugstore, you can try some all-natural treatments for strep throat at home. Strep throat can turn into a more serious illness if left untreated.
Simple Strep Throat Treatments To Try At Home
1. Take your vitamins
Whenever you feel ill, vitamins are a great first step on the path to recovery. Vitamin C boosts your immune system and repairs tissue damage in your throat. Eat more foods rich in vitamin C, such as oranges, kale, strawberries, grapefruit, and kiwi. Respiratory infections are also linked with vitamin D deficiency, so take some extra supplements to boost the amount of vitamin D in your body, too.
2. Consume more raw honey
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Honey contains health-promoting antioxidants that help boost the immune system of the body. A spoonful of honey will give your throat an antibacterial coating. You can also add honey to your herbal tea to make its healing properties more effective.
3. Add herbal tea to your diet
Drinking herbal tea soothes your throat, eases the pain, and treats the inflammation of the mucous membranes. Different kinds of tea have different effects, like marshmallow root tea with its antibacterial properties. Chamomile tea is filled with antioxidants to reduce pain, congestion, swelling, and redness. Drinking dandelion tea will likely treat the infection and boost your immune system.
4. Drink apple cider vinegar
The powerful healing compounds of the acetic acid of apple cider vinegar (ACV) will kill the bacteria in your throat. Drinking ACV will kill the bacteria once it comes into contact with your throat and promotes the development of good bacteria. It is a famous and effective natural antibiotic.
5. Gargle with salt water
Gargling with salt water is an effective home remedy for a sore throat and strep throat. Salt creates an alkaline environment in your mouth, because of its high pH level. It will reduce swelling, soothe your throat, and get rid of the bacteria in your mouth.
6. Consume bone broth
Bone broth inhibits irritation and treats the bacterial infection of strep throat. It’s easy to swallow for strep throats that have gotten worse and it promotes healthy digestion. Bone broth has a lot of nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, and essential amino acids.
7. Replace your toothbrush
Replace your toothbrush the moment you start showing symptoms of strep throat. Throw the old toothbrush away and change your toothbrush again the moment the infection is gone. This will avoid future reinfection once you’ve fully recovered from strep throat.
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Seek out medical consultation for strep throat infections that show no signs of healing with home remedies and antibiotics. Strep throat can get worse if you let the infection spread. This list of home remedies will give you quick and natural relief from strep throat without having to go to the drugstore. It’s important to start treating your strep throat the moment you notice its symptoms.
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