Most likely drinking hot chocolate will make your sore throat from coughing feel better temporarily, but worse in the long run. Warm beverage, plus the fat, will soothe the throat at first. And the dopamine release will also help you feel better in general. However, milk and chocolate thicken and irritate the mucous.
Similarly, you may ask, what drinks help sore throats?
Here are 15 natural sore throat remedies.
- Marshmallow root. The marshmallow plant has been used to treat sore throats and other conditions since the Middle Ages.
- Sage and echinacea.
- Apple cider vinegar.
- Salt water gargle.
- Licorice root.
- Lemon water.
- Ginger root tea.
Is hot coffee good for a sore throat?
Coffee with Honey. Drinking a coffee-honey mixture every eight hours for one week eased coughing — often associated with a sore throat — better than medication or a placebo in a 2013 study in Primary Care Respiratory Journal. Both honey and coffee may help with throat irritation, giving soreness a one-two punch.