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How Does Honey Help People With Sore Throat

Are you dealing with a sore throat? A sore throat can be incredibly uncomfortable, leading to pain while swallowing and a general feeling of being unwell. This can be especially true when the weather turns colder and the air becomes dry. Fortunately, there are some natural remedies that may help soothe a sore throat and make you feel better.

According to Medicinenet, drinking a mix of honey, hot water, and/or lemon juice is one of the most common remedies for a sore throat. This combination has been used for centuries to help reduce throat pain. Studies suggest that honey has antibacterial properties that may reduce throat infections. In addition, it may help to lessen coughs, which can worsen a sore throat. Honey is also said to coat the throat, making it easier to swallow.

It is important to note that honey should not be given to babies under one year old. This is because it can introduce Clostridium botulinum spores, a bacteria that can cause botulism. It is best to consult with a doctor before giving honey to children under one year old. 

In addition to drinking honey, hot water, and/or lemon juice, it is important to get plenty of rest and stay hydrated with plenty of water. This will help to soothe a sore throat and reduce inflammation. Additionally, gargling with warm salt water or using lozenges can help provide relief.

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