How to gargle correctly
May 18, 2018
The traditional idea that rinsing the throat with various solutions contributes to the mechanical washing out of pathogenic microbes is erroneous, since the palatine tonsils are beyond the front palatines, and everything that gets into them( liquid, food) is reflexively swallowed. Thus, when rinsing, the solution does not directly reach the palatine tonsils.
However, it is impossible to exclude the positive effect of this procedure: individual droplets of medicinal substance get on the tonsils, it is absorbed into the mucous membrane of the oral cavity and with the blood flow enters the tonsils. Therefore, after rinsing, the patient becomes subjectively lighter, the feeling of perspiration and pain in the throat decreases.
Than it is possible to gargle
• One of the most common recipes is rinsing of solutions of soda and salt. To prepare this solution, mix salt and soda in equal proportions( for example, half a teaspoon), sometimes add 4-5 drops of iodine and pour 100 ml of warm water. Gargle with a warm solution should be 5-6 times a day.
• Rinse with a solution of furacilin. Dilute 1 tablet of furacilin in 100 ml of warm water and rinse the throat 5-6 times a day with this solution.
• Rinse throat with infusion of medicinal sage. Four teaspoons of chopped leaves pour 200 ml of boiling water, insist 30 minutes in a water bath, drain. Gargle with a warm solution every hour.
• Rinse the throat with a decoction of plantain. One or two table spoons of crushed dry leaves of plantain pour 200 ml of boiling water, insist half an hour in a water bath, drain. Gargle with a warm solution every hour.
• Rinse throat with infusion of chamomile inflorescences, sage leaves, eucalyptus and mint. Mix 2 parts of chamomile inflorescences, 4 parts of sage leaves, 3 parts of eucalyptus leaves, 2 parts of mint. Three tablespoons of the mixture pour 500 ml of boiling water, insist on a water bath for 3-4 minutes, then strain. Gargle with a warm solution 5-6 times a day. This composition can also be used for inhalation.
• Rinse the throat infusion inflorescence of calendula, leaves of plantain and wormwood. Mix everything in equal proportions. One tablespoon of the mixture pour 100 ml of boiling water, insist on a water bath for 10-15 minutes, strain. Gargle with warm solution every 2 hours.