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    How to cure throat infection without antibiotics?


    Suffering from throat infection but want to avoid antibiotics? Get expert advice on the best ways to treat a throat infection naturally.

    This is winter season and people usually get cold, fever and throat infection. The doctors give antibiotics if the infection is high and severe. Taking antibiotics each time we get cold or throat infection causes some side effects so I want to know that is it possible to cure throat infection without antibiotics? If yes, give the suggestions which will be helpful for many people especially for children.
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  • For throat infection, one can gargle with salt water before bed. My grand mother remedy was to heat sesame oil to warm temperature and apply on throat for three days. She tells if we have voice break due to cold,it gets cured fast.
    For children, it is advisable to give Ajwain water (carom seeds) periodically as it helps to expel mucus.
    Include hot soups,and spices like Cinnamon and Cumin too.
    Having a teaspoon of honey also helps to fight infections in winter.

  • Gargle with salt water is the best medicine for throat infection. You can also have steaming with plain water.
    Drinking water boiled with Tulsi leaves in it will also reduce the soar throat.
    Crush some ginger and squeeze it's juice and mix it with a spoon of honey.This will also reduce the soar throat.
    For chest infection,take some ajwain and heat it in a pan and put it in a cotton cloth and press this on your chest and throat. It will also help you to breath easily.
    You can take some garlic, crush it and put it in lightly heated mustard oil and apply it on the throat, palms,cheat and head will help you to get rid of cold

  • I also agree what have you stated, people will suffer from cold and throat infection in sudden change or due to cold weather. Now we should understand reasons first before going for cure for same.
    Usually during winter few people are bit careless about precautions, unless they are victim or suffer from infection. It is good to warm ourself during cold and advisable to wear warm clothes during morning and night when weather is cold. Now during winter it is best season for common diseases of Fever, cold, etc. So it is best to drink boiled water or filtered water during such season.
    Now due to cold weather as we get infected with cold and throat infection, first of all it is needed to start drinking warm boiled water. I also agree with you to avoid dosage of antibiotics, as it is not good to have medicines all time and also avoiding side effects of them. Instead we have best remedies which helps a lot to cure such infections.
    1. Gargling is best way to reduce throat infection and also cough caused due to it. You should have warm water along with salt which will shake your throat well enough and reduce infection. Gargling daily 3-4 times or more than that will surely help.
    2. As we do gargling, steaming is also best way to reduce cold and cough. As cold, cough and Throat catches infection to our respiratory system steaming will help a lot to reduce infection too. Plain water steaming is best as people ask to add Vicks/capsules or few inhalers during steaming.
    3. Take half table spoon of Honey and mix gently it with 2 pinch of turmeric powder. Keep mixture on tongue near to our throat, Honey and turmeric powder is also one of the best remedy to reduce throat infection.
    4. Take half glass of milk and boil it with half table spoon of turmeric powder. Drink it before sleeping at night and drink as it is warm so that it will shake our throat well enough. This not only helps to reduce throat infection but also helps a lot to increase immunity power.
    5. Avoid Spicy and oily food which are the one more reason for getting your throat infected more.
    6. Avid eating food outside and also drinking water outside. Prefer to drink bottled water or boiled water.
    7. More over this always keep your body warm during morning and evening time.

    Now this remedies are useful when you have less infection. Whne you do have severe infection then it is good to have medicines to reduce it earliest.

  • You can take enough care at the onset of winter. Sometimes infection occur even in summer when you have cold and refrigerated items during the hot spell of the day. But in winter you can have warm water to relieve your throat from discomfort.

    Buy turmeric rhizomes from vegetable market. Take one inch and paste it. Have one spoonful of this paste or mix this with a glass of water. Or you can use organic turmeric powder instead and have in various forms by mixing it with water or honey.

    Avoid curd or sour things towards the afternoon and night.

    Avoid cream, chocolate, pastry etc.

    Have food rich in Vitamin B-12 or have a supplement of Vitamin B-12.

    Regards,
    Runa N. Borah.

  • There are several home remedies available for curing soar throat problem or frequent cold problem during winter season. Useful tips to avoid soar throat problem during winter season are listed below:

    • Drink 4-5 glasses of warm water immediately after waking up early in the morning.

    • Cleanse your throat by gargling with warm water (filled with salt) every morning as well as at night.

    • Avoid having any cold drinks or ice.

    • Avoid drinking water or any juice for atleast 20-25 minutes after eating food.

    • Keep your ears closed with cotton if you are outside your home early in the morning or late at night (when the temperatures are pretty low).

    • Keep clove in your mouth for 2-3 times in a day.

    • Have bath with hot water and do not switch on the fan or ac immediately after coming out from bath.

    • Start practicing breathing exercises and Yoga under guidance every morning. It is the best way to stay away from any problems.

    • Consume hot vegetable soup, hot masala tea, etc. almost everyday.


    Thanks & Best Regards,
    Bhaktee

  • A stitch in time saves nine. The saying goes good in case of infections also.

    Antibiotics taken at the needed time can save you from some complications which may ocur in the absence of proper treatment with antibiotics.
    Hence I suggest you not to be adamant and take antibiotics if the doctor has prescribed them at this time.

    The best way is then to prevent infections, by boosting your immunity by maintaining good health and hygiene.

    From next time onwards you may visit qualified and experienced doctors of other accepted medical streams at the start of illness symptoms. Streams like Ayurvedic medicines do not use antibiotics in their chemical form.*

    If you have normal health and no other medical issues, then starting to treat with native solutions and avoiding situations which aggravate the illness , can help to cure.

    Input from AE Doctors section editor:
    "*Every substance whether a plant or a animal has a chemical structure. Ayurvedic medicines use organic chemical obtained from Plants and Herbs or animals. Allopathic medicines use Synthetic or Inorganic chemicals.
    Even the point of saying "Ayurvedic medicines do not use antibiotics" is wrong. Antibiotic is a property. This property means against the Microorganisms."

  • Hey friend .
    For throat infection, one can gargle with salt water before bed. My grand mother remedy was to heat sesame oil to warm temperature and apply on throat for three days. She tells if we have voice break due to cold,it gets cured fast.
    For children, it is advisable to give Ajwain water (carom seeds) periodically as it helps to expel mucus.
    Include hot soups,and spices like Cinnamon and Cumin too.
    Having a teaspoon of honey also helps to fight infections in winter.

  • Due to low body immunity, we fall in the grip of infection inclusive of throat ailment. We have to realise the importance of common salt in warding off infection . Gargling with mild hot water containing some common salt twice a day is very effective. Honey acts as anti fungal and anti viral agent and hence its application inside the throat for a couple of days will eradicate the problem.Vico tooth powder also offers relief from throat infection and for better result, make a habit of using this powder for teeth brushing early in the morning and also at night before retirement to bed.


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