At some point, just about everyone who smokes weed will encounter some throat soreness after a heavy smoking session. While dealing with a painful throat is annoying, it doesn’t have to ruin your fun. Instead, consider these tips to help your throat recover and follow it up with some precautions that stop it from happening again.
Why Smoking Weed Irritates Your Throat
The first thing you want to do is make sure that weed is the cause of your sore throat. Be sure to consider any other symptoms first, as it could simply be the onset of a cold. If you’re otherwise fine, then it is likely that you were using a smoking device or technique that caused the heat to build up too much for the delicate lining of your throat. Too much smoking can also cause your mouth and throat to dry out, which can also lead to irritation.
Tips to Avoid the Problem In the Future
There are several things that you can do to prevent throat irritation. First, consider changing up your method for smoking. Water pipes help to cool off the smoke so that it doesn’t hit your throat so hard. You might also want to try a pipe with a longer stem that allows a little more time for the smoke to cool before it hits your mouth. Vaping is another option that can help. Second, pay attention to your body as you smoke. If you feel like your threat is getting irritated, then take a break. You can always use a different form of weed until you begin to feel better.
How to Help Your Throat Heal Faster
You can ease the soreness by using over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce the inflammation in your throat if it gets too bad. You can also use tried and true strategies for easing throat pain such as drinking a warm beverage. Hot tea and honey (in small amounts) also work great for a sore throat as well as traditional cough drops. If you suspect that your throat dried out, be sure to drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps to soothe any residual throat irritation.
Ways to Enjoy Weed While You Recover
In the meantime, you can still enjoy the benefits of cannabis. In fact, cannabis has known pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects. For now, consider trying out a few edibles. They provide a more intense effect for easing pain and inducing a state of relaxation that helps you forget all about your sore throat. You can even find mints infused with THC that can soothe your throat while getting that high that you’re seeking.
Once your throat feels better, remember to take it easy for a few days. In fact, your sore throat can even serve as an opportunity to explore new cannabis products that you can add to your favorite ways to relax.