6 Sore Throat Remedies That Actually Work

It can be annoying and painful to have a sore throat, but there are a few things you can do to feel better. Here are six good ways to treat a sore throat.


1. Gargle saltwater

The solution is simple but effective. Gargle with a teaspoon of salt in warm water many times a day. Salt reduces swelling and loosens mucus, relieving discomfort.

2. Honey, Lemon

Lemons are vitamin C-rich and soothe the throat, while honey is antimicrobial. Stir a tablespoon of honey into warm water and lemon juice and drink many times a day. Honey soothes the throat, while lemon increases immunity.

3. Herbal Teas

Chamomile, peppermint, and ginger teas soothe sore throats. These anti-inflammatory drinks calm the throat. Add a teaspoon of honey for benefits.

4. Warm Fluids

Sore throats can be soothed by warm soups, broths, or water with honey and lemon. The warmth and hydration soothe and moisten the throat.

5. Sprays/Lozenges

Throat lozenges with menthol, eucalyptus, or benzocaine can temporarily relieve throat pain. Phenol or benzocaine throat sprays can also relieve throat pain.

6. Steam inhalation

Inhaling steam soothes and moisturises the throat. Pour boiling water into a bowl, lean over it, and cover your head with a towel to catch steam. For many minutes, breathe deeply. Essential oils like eucalyptus or peppermint deepen the relaxation.

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