Foods to Avoid during Sore Throat

Sore throat is one of the Winter season’s common health problems. When the season changes, your throat becomes sore and itchy.

A Sore throat is a sign of pain, scratchiness or itchiness or irritation of the throat often worsens when you swallow. The most common cause of a sore throat (pharyngitis) is a viral infection, such as Cold or flu. In Order to cure Sore throat drink Cough syrups, some ginger tea and eat the right food.

Foods you must avoid during Sore Throat:

Sour Food:

Sour foods can just be bad if not worse to increase your pain and scratchiness in the throat.  Some of the sour products which one commonly eats or drink are Candy and Lemonade.

Foods to Avoid during Sore Throat
Foods to Avoid during Sore Throat

Milk:

Some people complain that when they drink milk or other dairy products, their throat feels coated and causing mucus to get thicker and harder to swallow.

Foods to Avoid during Sore Throat
Foods to Avoid during Sore Throat

Spicy Food:

Spicy food can sometime also become a reason for sore throat. Some people can be easily affected, but there are some does not even get affected, so avoid it if you initially get sore throat from spicy foods.

Foods to Avoid during Sore Throat
Foods to Avoid during Sore Throat

Avoid Foods that are Difficult to Swallow:

Some dry foods such as chips, peanuts, dried fruits, popcorn and dried out cereals. These foods further when goes into the throat becomes scratchy, irritates your throat and ultimately causing more cough. Ensure these foods to be avoided or soften before consumed.

Foods to Avoid during Sore Throat
Foods to Avoid during Sore Throat

Fried Foods:

Since fried foods are generally crispy, crunchy and hardness sometime makes it so difficult to swallow. Moreover, when any crunchy thing you eat goes through your throat and it will make you uncomfortable and irritates you even more.

Foods to Avoid during Sore Throat
Foods to Avoid during Sore Throat

Caffeine:

Avoid caffeine from coffee and carbonated soda drinks since they are very harmful during sore throat since they contain diuretic effect, cause more urination. More urination means that you are dehydrating and can dry your body fluid thus worsening sore throat. You may have sore throat now and found out difficulty in swallowing food and liquids.

Foods to Avoid during Sore Throat
Foods to Avoid during Sore Throat

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