A sore throat usually consists of dryness or scratchiness in the throat.
Those who have complained of having a sore throat usually report difficulty in swallowing and may have swollen glands in the neck.
The most common cause of a sore throat is a virus-like a cold or the flu, although it can also be caused by a build-up of bacteria from smoking, allergies or air pollution.
Often times, it is the first sign of a cold, and having a sore throat can be accompanied by a cough, body aches, headaches, a runny nose, or a fever.
Most often, cough drops, drinking plenty of fluids, using a humidifier, and gargling with salt water can help ease the pain of a sore throat. If the sore throat is caused by a bacterial build-up, medical doctors may prescribe antibiotics or other types of medication.
Salt therapy sessions can help with sore throat symptoms in a number of ways. As dry salt particles travel through the airways, they thin out the mucus that lines the passageways to the lungs. Due to the anti-bacterial properties in salt, any harmful bacteria that may lead to a cold or any flu-like viruses are also broken down, reducing the chances of developing an infection or getting sick.
Most people who partake in salt therapy sessions may experience an initial runny nose or coughing up of phlegm as the salt works its way through the respiratory system and cleanses the body of bacteria and mucus.
It is important to note that Salt Therapy is a natural supplemental way to help alleviate symptoms but does not cure any condition or disease.