This bacterial infection can cause an itchy, irritated sore throat and swollen lymph nodes. To help alleviate the pain that comes with strep, gargle with a sage, salt and lemon concoction. Mix 1 teaspoon of salt with juice from half a lemon and a half-cup of sage tea. The sage slows the growth of bacteria while the salt and lemon reduces the irritation and soothes your throat.
Urinary Tract Infection
UTIs are a common infection caused by bacteria entering the urethra. The main symptom is an uncomfortable burning sensation while urinating. Pineapples contain the enzyme bromelain. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the symptoms and pain of urinary tract infections.
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