Sore throat in the summer? What’s up with that?

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Sore throat in the summer? What’s up with that?

It’s summer, so why would your family suffer from sore throats and minor cold symptoms?

You’re not alone if you suffer from a sore throat in the summer. We see a rise in sore throats and minor cold symptoms with our patients during the summer months.

What causes these summer sore throats?

Summer colds and allergies have very similar symptoms. Some of these may include runny nose, sneezing, congestion, coughing, tiredness, and headaches. These allergy symptoms are similar to summer colds which may also include a sore throat.

So what do you do when external influences get the best of you and your family? We’ve created a detailed overview of what causes sore throats in summer, including tips for home care.

Some of the causes of summer colds

Odds are high that you will contract a head cold in the summer months, but it’s still a possibility.

The following factors can be contributing causes:

  • Stress from travelling can expose you to large, potentially infected groups of people and contaminated surfaces.
  • Warmer weather calls for an increase use of air-conditioning and that increases during hot months. Air conditioned environments are perfect for enabling the growth of viruses. Dust can hide in air-conditioned units and be inhaled when you try to cool off your house. Make sure to keep you AC unit clean!
Regardless of whether you are suffering from a summer cold or allergies, the treatments are very similar
How to Treat a Summer Sore ThroatRegardless of the season, methods for treating a sore throat are pretty much the same. Take a look at the tips below to help get rid of a troubling summer sore throat:

  • Take a warm shower or use a humidifier with essential oils and inhale the steam to loosen your congested sinuses.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Drink enough water.
  • Gargle with warm salt water to calm down the pain associated with a sore throat.
  • Take plenty of vitamin C, A and D – please consult your physician to determine appropriate dose.
  • Try to avoid extreme temperature changes and drafts.
  • Clean work and home air-filtration systems whenever possible.
  • Make an appointment for a IV Infusion or at least a B Vitamin shot to give your immune system a boost!
  • See your physician if symptoms persist.

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