UNDERSTANDING SORE THROATS AND COUGHS
Sore throat is one of the most common health complaints. Classic symptoms include irritation, a ‘burning sensation’ at the back of the throat and pain when swallowing.
Most sore throats are caused by viral infections such as the cold or flu. Breathing polluted air, being exposed to pollens, moulds or pet dander as well as unhealthy lifestyle choices are also leading causes.
If the irritation persists, the sore throat can develop into a ‘dry cough’ that is tickly and doesn’t produce any phlegm. The other type is the ‘chesty cough’. This type produces phlegm, which makes it easier to expel trapped dirt, dead bacteria, smoke and toxins from the respiratory system to clear the windpipe and lungs.
References: www.familydoctor.org • www.nhs.uk
HOW TO SOOTHE A SORE THROAT OR COUGH?
Relieve your cough with Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa
Stay hydrated by drinking warm water to flush out toxins
Avoid stuffy rooms, pollution and cigarette smoke