A coughing bout can be quite an embarrassment. If you are out to deliver a lecture, or even to give an ear to a lecture, your day is going to be spoilt if you continue to cough for long periods. Even if you are out to meet friends, and chatting with them, a cough can be quite an unwelcome incursion. But the discomfort accompanied by a cough, a sore throat, is even more unwelcome.
If you have some concern for the side-effects produced by the treatments available in the market, you should opt for some natural remedies. Nature has quite a lot of secrets held within its bosom, you only have to explore them.
Do think of treating sore throats and coughs with some water mixed with salt. Salt water effects the miracle it does by virtue of osmosis. When you gargle with salt water, you create a difference in pressure between within the cells of the throat and outside it. This makes the water content of the cells to flow out of the cell. The swelling is reduced in this manner, and your discomfort is eased down.
Using salt water is an effective way to treat a cough that is accompanied by an inflammation. This is quite an effective way to dislocate phlegm and flush it out.
To give effect to the treatment, you only have to prepare a mixture of a pinch of salt and some warm water. Swirl the mixture in your throat for about 15 seconds. Keep doing it till you run out of the mixture you prepared.