Earlier this week, we shared tips about flu remedies to help beat stuffy sinuses. Today, the topic is congestion and scratchy throats.

We included these flu symptoms in this guide because congestion and scratchy throats are two of the most common and frustrating symptoms out there. Really, what’s more annoying and debilitating than a difficulty breathing and an itch you can’t scratch?

You can overcome these symptoms with the following tips from your local Las Vegas urgent care center.

Good ole chicken soup

Chicken soup has been a home remedy for the cold/flu for years for a reason. First, it warms your body right up and helps combat a fever. The hot and hearty liquid also soothes an irritated throat without upsetting any stomachs.

Spice it up a notch

On it’s own, hot chicken soup is great for your overall recovery. You can turn up the soup’s healing power, however, by adding a few spices. Depending on your tastes, you can add any of the following spices to your soup or any other meal:

  • Garlic
  • Pepper
  • Hot curry powder
  • Ginger
  • Chili peppers
  • Horseradish

These spices add an extra healing capability to your meals. That’s because many of them possess anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. Also, the added heat has a way of clearing the most stubborn of sinus cavities.

If these natural remedies just aren’t working, you can try to use an expectorant like Mucinex to keep the mucus thin and prevent an extended illness. Before you do, however, it’s a good idea to get yourself checked out just to be sure you aren’t dealing with something more severe. Call 702.852.2000 today to schedule an appointment at one of the quick care locations near you.

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