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A sore throat can be the result of overuse or an infection. An inability to swallow suggests inflammation.
To soothe the inflammation,, use glycerine mixed with bicarbonate of soda. Attach cotton wool securely to the end of a long clean stick, dip it in the mixture and apply it very carefully to the uvula at the back of your throat, or have a friend perform this action for you.
If your condition is chronic and glycerine or bicarbonate of soda are not immediately available, you can use sage. Chew some fresh green rather than red sage. Swallow it once it is thoroughly chewed. It will help to soothe your throat. If you do not have fresh sage, boil 1 teaspoon of dried sage in a cup of water. Filter and use the water to gargle gently.
A sore throat can also be caused by inflamed tonsils. The tonsils are the body's soldiers - their role is to prevent infection from entering the body. When they become infected, it is a sign that they are protecting you. It will nevertheless help to address the inflammation. Gargle with bicarbonate of soda. Add some lemon and 1 teaspoon of honey if your tonsils are particularly sore, but swallow the mixture after gargling, unlike other gargle solutions which are spat out.