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Home Remedies For Sore Throats and Stuffy Noses

It’s definitely the time of year where many of us tend to get sick a little more often than during other times of the year.  Whether you’re sick, or you know someone who is – sometimes it’s just a part of the winter season.  But we know that even if you get sick, you don’t want to be down for the count for too many days trying to recuperate.  If you’re like us, you’re all about all the home remedies that people are discovering and reviving from years past, especially when it comes to feeling under the weather.  We found some great home remedies for sore throats and stuffy noses that we had to share with you so you have them on hand if/when you need them.

Add Steam
If you have a stuffy nose, the most important thing to do to help get some relief is to clear out that congestion.  Having a stuffy nose is made so much worse when you’re struggling to breathe properly.  One of the best home remedies to get some relief for a stuffy nose is to get some steam going for yourself.  The good news is it’s super easy to make happen, too.  All you need is hot water, you can do this in a shower, bath, or with a bowl and towel over your head.  Whatever method you choose to use, make sure you get the water hot and really allow your nasal passages to soak in that steam to get some relief and loosen up the ‘stuff.’  You may need to do this a couple days, but many people find that they start to experience some great relief with their breathing and stuffiness from the steam.

Coat Your Throat
If you’re struggling with a sore throat, it’s probably difficult to swallow and you’re just dealing with overall discomfort.  We get it, we’ve all had those sore throats that show up unannounced.  Some of the best home remedies suggested to help alleviate sore throats is to first brew up a hot cup of tea.  But we’ve found in our search and personal experiences that it’s really what you add to the tea that helps to really give you that relief.  Many people swear by adding honey and/or lemon to the tea to coat your throat and really give you a natural relief to your soreness.  Some even suggest adding apple cider vinegar and/or cayenne pepper.  If you have a sore throat, it’s worth adding whatever you have in your home to your tea for the added benefits.  All of the ingredients have been found to help heal sore throats in a natural way.  If you’re not much of a tea drinker, many home remedy experts also swear by gargling warm salt water OR adding cayenne pepper to warm water to gargle to get some relief.

It’s safe to say these home remedies for sore throats and stuffy noses  are pretty simple, but as we’ve seen with so many natural relief tricks sometimes that’s the best!

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