Avoiding Sore Throat in Dry Weather

Though we may not experience very cold weather here in North Texas, if you travel for the holidays, here are some tips for maintaining throat health during colder, drier weather.

  1. Add Moisture to the Air – Running a humidifier at night helps keep congestion in the sinuses from drying out. This helps with your breathing and keeps the sore throat from showing up in the morning.
  2. Blow Your Nose – Blowing your nose can keep the congestion out of your sinuses, which also stops any drainage from dripping down to your throat.
  3. Drink A Lot Of Water – It’s just as important to keep your body hydrated in the winter as it is in the summer. Drinking water can break up the drainage, stopping a sore throat from occurring.
  4. Drink Tea With Honey & Lemon – Tea, honey and lemon numb and soothe throats.
  5. Take Vitamin C – While Vitamin C may not help soothe a sore throat, it will help fight off a potential cold if you notice symptoms coming.
  6. Rest Your Voice – If you woke up with a sore throat, avoid cheering, yelling or singing for a couple days or until you feel your throat isn’t sore.

Fort Worth Otolaryngologist Dr. Marc Dean is a Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and practicing full time in private practice. Dr. Dean specializes Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and conditions and diseases of the ear, sinus and disorders of the eustachian tube. Dr. Dean completed an Internship in General Surgery and his Residency at Louisiana State University Health Science Center, where he now serves as Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology/HNS. Dr. Dean is current President and CEO of the Otorhinologic Research Institute. Contact Dr. Dean today on his profile or call 817-332-4060. Dr. Marc Dean was named Top10MD 2015 / 2016. Only 1 in 3 doctors succeed with this recognition in the United States.