Author: admin | 07.02.2014

A sore throat is a common symptom myself and other general practitioners or ENT (ear, nose and throat) surgeons see in our patients. A sore throat may vary in severity from a mild discomfort in the throat that is always present, to pain on eating solids or consuming liquids. Most cases of sore throat are caused by viral and bacterial infections such as influenza and streptococcus, and usually heal without complications as long as they are tended to with the right treatment. At the first sign of a sore throat, many parents in Singapore turn to a multitude of home remedies to ease their throats. Some of these methods temporarily soothe a sore throat but very often only contain very low concentrations of active principle ingredients to treat the condition. I’ve seen many patients, young and old, come in with colds and flus as a result of coming into contact with a sick friend, colleague or family member.
As viral illnesses are the most common cause of a sore throat, it is not necessary to use antibiotics to treat them. Over-the-counter (OTC) medications such as BETADINE® Gargle can be used to prevent further escalation into a more significant infection. Overall, with the right behavioural changes and habits, parents can easily treat most sore throats and prevent them from becoming larger problems. This article was written with the help of Dr Jeeve Kanagalingam, an ENT surgeon at Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital. Products in my shopping bag:0 items [Hide] 50% OFF SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!If you have $100 or more in your shopping cart, YOU receive 50% DISCOUNT on your shipping cost!!

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Indicated for the onset of any cold or flu symptoms or as a preventative tonic if you have been around others who were exhibiting these symptoms. However, what many don’t realize is that often a sore throat may simply be the first symptom of something more serious.

Many Singaporeans turn to home remedies based on perceptions and recipes passed down from one generation to another. Hence, I am a big advocate of treating a sore throat with a medically-proven solution, to prevent the escalation into something bigger and to minimize chances of community acquired illnesses. This means that parents do not need to make a trip to the doctor’s office every time their child starts describing signs of a sore throat. The Gargle contains an antiseptic called povidone-iodine which is effective at killing all three kinds of sore throat causing germs – viruses, bacteria and fungi. Rosita Arvigo.  A portion of all proceeds from Rainforest Remedies goes back to environmental preservation and education programs in the Cayou District of  Belize.
Increases digestive juices by warming, relaxing the diaphragm and stomach muscles to improve production of digestive enzymes from the stomach, liver, pancreas, and gall bladder. These symptoms may be accompanied by coughing, sneezing, nasal congestion, fever and swollen lymph nodes. I have also come across other more esoteric remedies such as drinking Coca-Cola with salt, eating vanilla ice cream and gargling with turmeric to ease the discomfort of a sore throat.
This leaves the immune system vulnerable to further infection which could possibly develop into a serious condition.

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