How To Relieve A Sore Throat With A Steam Shower

By Will Tottle | Health

Aug 12

Relieve a sore throat….we all know the pain and discomfort associated with having a sore throat, making it feel like you can barely breathe and causing difficulties and even pain when trying to swallow. These problems, whether caused by allergies, the common cold or virtually anything else can make life feel unbearable and cause you to look for any possible solution—which usually involves taking various pills and cold medications to try to alleviate the issue.

However, the healing powers of steam have long been known about for centuries and this is surely one of the best natural best remedies for a sore throat, as well as congestion and a stuffy nose or plugged sinuses. In fact, most of us are probably familiar with the old trick of putting a towel over your head and then sitting over the top of a pot of boiling water so you can breathe in the healing effects steam can bring. Still, nowadays this solution feels quite old fashioned, especially considering the fact you can easily enjoy these same benefits in your own home while relaxing in the comfort and privacy of a steam shower cabin.

Steam has been repeatedly proven over the years to offer a huge number of health benefits, among which is to relieve a sore throat, congestion and the other common issues associated with colds and the flu. Better still, it is 100% safe and all-natural, making it a much better option that trying to treat those symptoms through the use of medications.

Not only that, considering the fact that you can find a number of excellent steam showers for nearly the same price as a standard shower cabin, this option can also turn out much more cost and time effective in the long run since it prevents you from having to make trips to see your doctor, as you can simply turn the steam shower on and treat yourself.

What’s more, unlike medications, steam offers almost immediate relief for sore throats, congestion and a variety of other ailments. All you have to do is relax in your steam shower for 15-30 minutes and breathe in the healing effects of the steam and you’ll soon notice yourself feeling better as your symptoms suddenly start to go away.

The way this works is that the warm, moist air that you breathe in while sitting in your steam shower works to stimulate mucous production. This is turn not only makes it easier for you to breathe, but it also has a soothing effect on your dry, irritated throat and can also help you eliminate congestion by making finally clearing those blockages and allowing the mucous to flow properly so you can expel it easier.

All in all, there is simply no doubting the huge health benefits that steam can provide, of which providing relief from a sore throat is just one. So who wouldn’t want to be able to enjoy all of these benefits in their own home by installing or building their own steam shower?

About the Author

Author Will Tottle - I work and write for Smart Price Warehouse, mainly the blog "The Smart Approach" where we cover topics on health and product reviews mainly focused on Steam Showers, Shower Cabins and Whirlpool Baths