NATURAL HOME REMEDIES FOR SORE THROAT


Sore Throat refers to the inflammation of the pharynx or back of the throat. Sore throats usually occurs with a cold and cough or can be a result of swollen tonsils or an infection and irritation in the throat, which can sometimes lead to pain or ache in the ear. An irritating condition of the throat may range from the harmless to the serious problem.


Causes of Sore Throat
The main causes of sore throat are:
  • Bacterial or viral infection
  • Various ailments like cold; influenza, tonsillitis, mumps, sinusitis, measles and diphtheria
  • Leukemia
  • Excessive smoking
  • Talking loudly and shouting
Home Remedies for Sore Throat

Use of mango bark is very beneficial in sore throat. Make a gargle by mixing 10 ml of the fluidextract with 125 ml of water. This is one of the effective and simple home remedies for sore throat.

Sore throat treatment - An infusion of the seeds mixed with common salt can be used as a gargle in acute condition.

The leaves of the holy basil have also been found beneficial in the treatment of sore throat. The water boiled with basil leaves should be taken as a drink or can also be used as a gargle. This is also effective natural remedy for sore throat.

A hot Epsom salt bath will be highly beneficial.

Take 4 cloves of garlic, 1 tbsp. Honey, 1/8 tsp. cayenne and Mix them together, take a spoonful when needed and chew it up well before swallowing as this provides relief and is good natural remedy for sore throat.

The throat gargled several times with warm water mixed with a little salt also provide relief from sore throat. This is one of the simplest sore throat cures.

Make a tea by adding 1 or 2 teaspoons of dried chamomile blossoms to a pint of boiling water and drink a cup after every few hours. This is a good home remedy for sore throat.

Diet for sore throat - Mix 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, a pinch of cayenne pepper, extracted juice of 1/4 a lemon, and 1 teaspoon of honey. Add to this 1 cup of hot water and stir well. Drink this up to 4 cups a day for sore throat relief. This is one of the effective home remedies for sore throat.

The spice cinnamon is also regarded as an effective sore throat remedy. Powdered spice boiled in a glass on water with a pinch of pepper powder and honey is highly beneficial in the treatment. The oil of cinnamon mixed with honey also provides relief. Good Home Remedy for Sore Throat.

A gargle prepared from fenugreek seeds is also beneficial in the sore throat treatment.

Add 2 sprigs of coarsely chopped parsley, 3 whole spice cloves, 1 teaspoon of powdered myrrh, and 1/4 teaspoon powdered goldenseal to 1 pint of boiling water to prepare the tea. Stir use as a gargle or mouthwash. This is one of the effective home remedies for sore throat.

Daily dry friction bath is also beneficial for the sore throat.

Diet for sore throat - Cut an onion, put in a cup with a top, soak with honey, cover the cup and leave for one hour, swallow 1 spoon of the honey after every few hours to get relief. This is also effective home remedy for sore throat.

Gargles for sore throat
  • Sage gargle Make a tea with 25 grams fresh sage in 600 ml of water and add one-fourth teaspoon of cayenne. Allow it to cool and strain it before drinking.
  • Red sage tea Infuse one teaspoon of dried red sage in one cup of boiling water. Cover and leave for 10 minutes, then strain and add vinegar. This can be used for gargling four times a day and can be drunk as a tea without adding vinegar.

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Remedy for Sore Throat
For sore throats, get some hot water (but not boiling) and some honey, stir that up, and it's not quite good, but it'll help.
#1 - Anja - 11/17/2007 - 00:20
home remedy for sore throat.

1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon honey

mix these ingredients in 1/2 cup warm water and gargle once in the morning and once in the evening daily.
#2 - Mira Sharma - 11/22/2007 - 06:07
This is something I just came up with because I didn't have everything needed for any of the other ones. I filled a coffee mug a third of the way with water, heating it up, mixed in two spoonfuls of honey and some lemon juice and stir it together.
#3 - Cassie - 01/03/2008 - 13:45
My Grandma suggested using peroxide as a gargle and rinse, and then put some hot water in a coffee mug, mix in two tablespoons of honey with a little bit of lemon juice. It did help some.
#4 - Misty - 01/27/2008 - 14:49
this is a remedy for soar throat drink any kind of hot tea w/ honey and lemon it took about 3-7 days to work

i use dollar general brand hot tea B-)
#5 - diaz - 02/07/2008 - 01:51
a great home remedie for soar throat is to gargle with apple cider vinager for a few seconds and then swallow it but dont take too much just a tiny ssip. you will feel slight discomfort in your chest but it is only temporary this means the vinager is cleaning the bacteria in your esophigus
#6 - Cory - 05/15/2008 - 00:23
Try gargling hot salt water once every hour or so...
#7 - Hannah - 05/17/2008 - 00:32
my throat really hurts... any ideas?>-(
#8 - sore - 05/21/2008 - 14:44
try gargling boinlin hot salt water with a drop of vinegar if you dont like vinegar then definatly try pure lemon squezings and you can also suck on a lemon this has been very effictive for me good luck every1
#9 - korey - 05/29/2008 - 12:44
at the first sign of a sore throat i always take 2 tsp of vinegar followed by a tsp of honey 3 times a day for a couple of days . i havent had strep throat in 5 years!!!!! before that i would get it , if not once, but twice!!!!!!!!!
#10 - amy - 06/08/2008 - 11:19
Do you drink it or gargle???
(the honey and lemon thing...?)
#11 - Mandy - 06/30/2008 - 18:55
Here's an old Ukrainian home remedy for sore throats. It sounds weird, but apparently it works, though it might have some kind of placebo effect on people: Wrap a large, raw cabbage leaf around your neck and tie it there with something, and leave it there for half an hour to an hour. The cabbage leaf is supposed to draw out the pain from your throat, and it doesn't really matter what kind of cabbage leaf you use.

However, raw garlic is the remedy for sore throats that I think I like best. Get a good-sized raw clove of garlic and chop it up into small pieces of any kind. First, take a piece or two and chew them up, using mostly the molars in the back of the mouth. Swallow hard. Then, take another piece or two of the garlic and swallow them with water, just like you would medicine. After that chew up some more raw garlic and repeat until you've finished the entire clove. This remedy helps best when you drink hot tea immediately after, though, probably because of the burning sensation the raw garlic will usually inflict on your tongue, and it might get the mucus in your throat working up a little bit, but the relief should be pretty much instantaneous. The fresh raw garlic sort of both numbs your mouth and throat and helps to kill the bad bacteria in your esophagus. :-)
#12 - Rachel - 07/19/2008 - 00:09
i HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT DIFFERENT WEBSITES AND YOUR SUGGESTION COMES UP OFTEN(APPLE CIDER VINAGER) AT FIRST, I GARGLED AND THEN SWALLOWED LIKE A GLUG OF COFFEE. END RESULT WASN'T VERY PRETTY. THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING THAT IT SHOULD BE SIPPED. B-)
#13 - LORI - 07/27/2008 - 19:26
THE BEST THING IS TAKING A PIECE OF RAW GARLIC AND EATING IT. I REALLY SUGGEST EATING THE GARLIC WITH MEAT. I WILL ADMIT THE TASTE ISN'T REALLY GOOD, BUT IT WILL BE GONE IN 3 DAYS AT THE MOST.YOU WILL FEEK BETTER.;-)
#14 - TINYWIFEY - 08/28/2008 - 19:04
I am going to try the Apple cider and Vinigar. My daughter has been getting sore throats often through out the past month, and she may need her tonsils removed but anyway, the thing that works the best is Apple Cider and Vinegar. I hear alot on here and from my girlfriends! My husband also thinks this will work on my little four year old! Thank you for your help!
Anna
#15 - Anna - 09/15/2008 - 19:10
The two things that work for me are;
1: A fresh tomato sliced thick (about the size of 2 regular tomato slices) and fried in a pan til skin is fried and tomato is soggy. Add salt and enjoy!

2: 1 1/2 lemons sqeezed in a coffee mug, 1 tablespoon of salt, HOT water stir well and enjoy!

These two work great for me! I hope they are as effective for you!
#16 - SickyPoo - 09/21/2008 - 03:03
Heya i've been suffering with a terrible sore throat . it hurts everytime i swallow. what a pain!

this is an effective home remedy:
fill about half a coffee mug with hot water, add 1 pinch ground ginger, 3 squirts lemon juice, 1 tablespoon honey. mix it all up and drink. sip slowly to get use to the taste and heat. it may taste a bit bleh but it works well.

you can also try lemonade warmed up, or Buckleys Canadol Mixture, or ginger milk (you just boil milk and add some tumeric and ginger powder, mmmmmm)
#17 - Nikita - 09/27/2008 - 19:45
TO Anna!

It is not apple cider AND vinegar, it is apple cider vinegar!
Although I imagine the combo of apple cider and vinegar is most likely also soothing.

VERY IMPORTANT to all reading this page - I would not use peroxide in your throat! That could be very dangerous, it will completely destroy the flesh if done wrong, making your sore throat much much worse!!! That suggestion should be removed. Who's moderating this site? Anyone?
#18 - Burning - 09/30/2008 - 10:05
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Ok so i got a really bad sore throat, i even lost my voice. and school is tomorrow. All day i have been doing, gargles of hot salt water, and lemon. i also drank lemon and honey mixed together, eventually im feeling a little bit better, my voice is starting to come back, but if i talk for too much then it goes away. Early in the morning, i drank 3 teaspoons of milk and garlic, it is not a pleasant feeling, but i stopped coughing. i also suggest you drink orange juice. Keep yourself from drinking, cold beverages, if you're going to drink water, drink it warm. Another good recipe, is apricott. Boil the appricott, until its melted, dont boil too much just what you think you may be able to drink, well actually eat because it has appricotts. it actually tastes quite good, serve it in a cup and drink it with a spoon. The effect may not appear right away, but it will help your throat, when it feels the warm appricott, and open the passageways. Hope i helped, if you do this twice a day, u will probably be better in 3 days.
#19 - Ornela - 10/05/2008 - 12:40
i have a really bad infection in my throat. sores, cant talk, swallow, it feels like my tonsils don't have skin on them anymore. i haven't been able to eat ANY food in 4 days because i cant swallow anything at all, nothing, not even a little.
my doctor gave me some huge pills that just aren't helping fast enough.
anyways, a friend showed me a way to ease the pain, dramatically speed up recovery, and kind of make my throat feel better/refreshed.
-mix hydrogen peroxide and iodine(i dont know EXACTLY how much my friend used, it doesn't have to be exact, she used what looked like twice as much peroxide than iodine, the mixture will be dark brown..)
-you can either gargle/ swish it, or take 2 q-tips, dip them in the mixture, and pretty much rub it all over your tonsils and throat.
-spit it out of course shortly after you do this..its okay if you cant spit out every little bit.
it does NOT taste bad.
it does NOT hurt at all. i think it feels really good actually :]
it will fight off the infection, and get all of the nasty stuff off of your throat, making you feel very refreshed..
:-D
#20 - justine - 10/11/2008 - 21:11
I always try to use non-medicinal remedies before resorting to medications or over-the-counter drugs just in case it’s just a passing allergy symptom or something. I’ve always liked ice pops when I got a sore throat- My mom used to give me them when I was a kid. It seems that the cooling aspect of the ice pop makes your throat less scratchy. Recently, I found a product called Throat Cooler which has honey and Vitamin C in it and less sugar than the ice pops I've been having. I plan to keep my freezer stocked with these healthy ice pops during the upcoming fall allergy season. :-)
#21 - Jess - 10/13/2008 - 09:24
I try to use only natural remedies and when my 11 year old son has a scratchy or dry thought, I give him a ThroatCooler. Its a vitamin C and honey ice pop that I bought at the grocery store. He thinks it’s just an ice pop but it soothes his throat and keeps him in a better state of mind. :-D
#22 - Sandra - 10/16/2008 - 10:16
i have a question about the throatcooler pops - you said you can get them at the grocery store - where, in the popsicle section, or the medicine section & then take them home to freeze yourself?
thanx.
ps - i gargle with hydrogen peroxide every day in place of mouthwash. as long as you don't swallow, it won't hurt you! it is safe to do, & has kept me from getting recurrent periodontitis & mouth/tongue ulcers. it's cheaper than mouthwash, & doesn't burn!! :o)
#23 - cathie - 10/19/2008 - 21:45
I've always done the salt and luke warm water trick. Normally helps it but to be completely honest i dont think it speeds up the process. I always have strep.
It might work for you, try doing it about every hour. Remeber luke warm water not cold!
;-)
#24 - Tara - 11/13/2008 - 13:27
When I was in college I went on sick list with a sore throat. A nurse came by to see me. She told me to take a small piece of fabric (a folded up clean washcloth would do) and get it wet with cold water. Wring it out so it wouldn't drip. Place it on the front of my neck. Then wrap my neck with any long sock. (Back then leg warmers were in so I was in luck.) Leave this on all night and in the morning my sore throat would be gone. I thought she was nuts! She laughed and said she thought it was nuts too when she first heard about this idea. My throat hurt so bad though that I went ahead and tried it. I couldn't believe my throat was not sore at all the next day! She said this has something to do with the cold bringing blood to the area allowing for quicker healing. It really does work...Try and see for yourself!
#25 - jlissar - 11/22/2008 - 17:12
water 1/2 a cup
salt 1 tsb
get warm water from the tap and mix the water with the salt and gargle. YOU MUST DO THIS AT NIGHT TIME JUST BEFROE YOU GO TGO BED. DO NOT DRINK THIS.
#26 - shadow - 11/29/2008 - 20:03
So I woke up this morning and my throat was hurting sooo bad! Now it hurts everytime I swallow and it just hurts so much in general. The other symptoms I have are: sneezy/runny nose, nasal congestion and a headache. I took some multi-symptom medicine but it didn't work. I also tried to gargle with slat water but that didn't help either. Does anyone know some good home remedies? Pleaseeee i'm desperate.
#27 - Ray. - 12/06/2008 - 14:09
I have always had good luck with warm salt water gargle it 2 times an hr if you can. I had tonsilitis all the time when I was a kid usually every year the doc said that I would outgrow it, the las time I had it was when I was 18 I haven't had it since and I am 37 so I did outgrow it. So mayne talk to the doc before having her tonsils removed, tell him or her my story.
#28 - lisa - 12/11/2008 - 02:30
I have a sore throat and I just put pure honey and a pinch of cayenne pepper on a table spoon and sucked on it a bit. As of now my throat feels much better. May have to repeat a few times.:-)
#29 - Leslie - 12/28/2008 - 20:50
hey i have had a sore throught for about 4 days now and i have tried pills and medicine but nothing has worked......what can i do that cures my throat fastly??????????? HELP!>-(
#30 - SICKGIRL - 12/31/2008 - 14:38
This may sounds strange at first but it does help. My grandmom told me this. Buy a pear and eat it as you normally would. Wash it and eat with the skin on, but this time eat it alot slower letting the juices run down your throat. Something in the juices of the pear helps. It is not instant but improvement is shown in a day or two. I recommend at least 3 pears spread out through out each day. Sounds odd that a pear of all fruits would help but I use this rememdy every time along with alot of vitamin C.
#31 - Grace - 01/04/2009 - 21:19
just gargled with 1 tblspoon of ceyene pepper and warm water, feels better
i am a huge fan of bragg apple cider vinegar, 2 spoons honey 2spoon acv and 8 oz water
everyday it is the best for health
#32 - rick - 01/12/2009 - 08:12
Sounds crazy but this always helps with sore throat caused by nasal drainage or any other kind of nasal issues I have ever had... Snort... yes snort warm salty water. You will need to be standing over the sink because you will make a mess other wise. It is easiest to plug one side of your nose and suck from a cup with the other side. Spit out anything that goes into your mouth or blow it back out your nose. This is a horrible feeling remedy for about 2 seconds but the results are almost instant and always well worth it once its done. I just can't stand the taste of salt water or the feeling of water going up my nose.
#33 - Megan - 02/15/2009 - 17:11
We have pictures as kids with the remedy jlissar (#25) posted....I still use it today and it does work! It also has helped with annoying bedtime coughing.
#34 - magda0208 - 02/18/2009 - 11:26
Mix 1/4 cup of vinegar and 1/4 cup of honey.
Take 1 tbs 6 times a day.
#35 - tt - 02/19/2009 - 21:23
birds nest - it's a special birds nest that it found in caves parts of Asia, particularly in Vietnam, Indonesia, China and Thailand. i don't know where to find it except the Asian market - it comes in a small jar and is often mixed with rock sugar. just be sure to get the concentrated kind not the birds nest drink. i put it in the fridge for awhile. goes down nice when it is cold and feels better on your throat. don't worry they use a process to clean the nests, something about the amino acids that makes it work. about $3-4 for a small bottle - you will probably only need one.
#36 - geo - 02/21/2009 - 11:59
The "Diet" for Sore Throat listed above always works for me. As soon as I start feeling that I may get a sore throat I take it and it stops it (I use 1/2 a lemon or lime). Last time I got a very painful sore throat I took 3 cups (morning, noon, & night), and then 1 the following morning; thats how long it took for the pain to go away completely :)
Although I dont like the smell of the cayene, it does not taste bad at all.;-)
#37 - Nora - 03/05/2009 - 20:50
I have an awful sore throat. I have tried gargling water, and salt, but it's too slow. The method is slowly working. I want instant relief. What should I do??:oops:
#38 - Kamelia - 03/09/2009 - 18:03
i have the WORST sore throat. i tried to gargle water and salt but it doesnt work.
i need to go to the party tomorrow and i've had this sore throat for 3 or 4 days. I can barely swallow... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!!!!
IM DESPERATE!

>-(>-(:-[]:-[]
#39 - SICK!!! - 03/26/2009 - 11:25
lemond grass and vingar always work for me
#40 - caribbean woman - 03/27/2009 - 11:22
Ginger root works wonders!!! Just cut up some ginger root put in water, simmer to boil. Let it sit for a few. Sip sowly. You will tell its working by the tingling in your throat. I don't add anything to it.
#41 - Angela - 04/03/2009 - 16:01
Take 2-3 whole cloves & put them in your mouth. Chew on them slightly to release the juice in the cloves. Don't eat the cloves, just suck on the juice. This numbs the throat (& mouth) & takes away the pain for hours. Also, try Russian tea which also has ground cloves in it to help numb the pain as well. Works for me!
#42 - Rhoder - 04/11/2009 - 17:17
Mix a few teaspoons of vinegar with a cup of water and gargle and swallow. The vinegar will natural kill bacteria in the throat.

It's gross tasting, but it's the only thing that works for me when I get really sick, besides medicine, of course.
#43 - Ashley - 04/12/2009 - 16:53
I know this sound crazy but it definately works everytime i have a sore throat.

soak a wash cloth in rubbing alcohol but not were it drips. then tie the wash cloth around you neck and sleep with it on overnight. in the morning your sore throat will be gone. The smell is the only bad thing but you get use to it after a while.
#44 - Lizzie - 04/21/2009 - 16:37
salt and warm water and you gargle it for 3 min. also works for a tooth!
#45 - becky - 04/22/2009 - 17:22
Materials: 1 Juicy Lemon, 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda, 1 Tablespoon Honey and 3 Twosided Q-Tips.

Process: Squeeze Lemon into a Small container mix with Baking Soda (let the bubbles calm down).
Insert one side of the Q-Tip into the mixture and clean one of your Tonsils(use 3 sides of the Q-Tip for each Tonsil). When done cleaning your Tonsils, Gargle the rest of the mixture DO NOT SWALLOW!!!
When done gargling rinse mouth with water then take a Table Spoonfull of Honey....
do This TWICE PER DAY.;-)
#46 - Estrella - 04/23/2009 - 16:08
Grapefruit Seed Extract is the best cure! It has antibacterial qualities and kills what's causing the sore throat. Add 10 drops GSE, honey to taste and lemon juice to a cup of warm water. Stir it well as the GSE is thick and will stick to the bottom of the cup. Drink it, sipping it slowly. Do this twice in a day and you will no longer have a sore throat. Warning: GSE is bitter. If you're brave you can skip the lemon and honey and it will still work wonders. GSE is available for purchase at most health food stores.
#47 - Kim - 4/26/09 - 04/26/2009 - 14:54
When I was a kid growing up my mother always would direct me to use the gargle with salt water method - I found this was as effective as taking cough drops ... seemed to work while I was doing it but as soon as I stopped the irritation would return.

Recently I did a google search for "sore throat home remedies" and found many pages suggesting the ACV route so I decided to employ it. I used the following recipe:

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Lemon, Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne, and Honey Tea

An old home remedy for sore throats is a tea made with lemon, apple cider vinegar, cayenne, and honey.

It is made by adding one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper, the juice of 1/4 lemon, and one teaspoon of honey to a cup of hot water. Stir.

***

I must say this has been the most effective treatment I have used to date (I just did this a few hours ago so the long term effects are not yet known - tomorrow AM the sore throat could return I suppose .... but based on the results so far this is my new solution.

Additionally I want to agree with an earlier poster about NOT using peroxide. I have no scientific reason why not to use it other than I just sounds a bit dangerous.

Good luck all!!

#48 - Wayne - 05/04/2009 - 19:55
Someone plz help me i gat a sore throat...i can swallow but my throat feels very dry...plz tell me the best way 2 get rid of it sum1!!!:oops::-(
#49 - Staniay - 05/13/2009 - 17:18
Someone on here freaked about gargling with peroxide....lol
Peroxide is a WONDERFUL Gargle not only for sore throat but also those annoying sores you tend to get if you bite your tongue or inside your cheek. It also whitens your teeth and kills all plaque. Thumbs up to a peroxide gargle for any type of open sore in your mouth. I also brush with baking soda....just powder up your toothbrush and go at it. Feels great and leaves your mouth germ free! The more germs you have in your mouth the more it will fizz...perhaps that was why the person did not like it. But it is doing it's job and nothing is wrong with the fizzing. I suppose it is just like using on any other cut or wound. If you use it on an infected wound it will fizz and burn. Have some honey after and that will soothe the burn.
#50 - Rose - 05/29/2009 - 00:01
Peroxide is not going to burn our throat skin.....lol
Its really good on infections in the throat, add some warm water and some salt and gargle... the ACV is a good one also... I have saved much money in home cures and dont plan on going to the Docs unless I have too...!!!
#51 - roger - 05/29/2009 - 16:07
Although apple cider vinegar may be effective in aiding a sore throat, due to the naturally occurring sulfites, allergic reactions to vinegar are extremely common these days.
If you are using it for the first time, especially with a young child or toddler, watch closely for any signs of a reaction.
Symptoms to look out for are:
- tingling of the mouth
- swelling of the mouth, lip, tongue, throat or eyes
- coughing or difficulty breathing
- vommiting
- abdominal pain
- hives, rash or redness of skin
Note: not all symptoms have to be present in an allergic reaction.
I myself was a huge fan of the ACV remedy until oneday I stopped breathing. I was shocked to find I had a severe allergy to sulfites (preservatives 220 - 229). All the small bouts of nausea, skin rashes and coughing fits I had been dismissing for months had finally turned into a full blown anaphylactic reaction where my airway closed completely and I was unable to get any air in or out.
Obviously Im not saying not to use apple cidar vinegar, like any product just be cautious if you are using it for the first time.
#52 - Lily - 05/30/2009 - 03:54
Throat hurts soooo bad and im kinda scared of having saltwater coz ill drink it and hurl. so can anyone else helP? help appreciated.
>-(
#53 - Ben - 06/05/2009 - 01:19
Peroxide is FINE to gargle with, it will not hurt you in any way unless you were to drink a large amount. Even if you swallow a bit when gargling it will not hurt you. The peroxide you buy at the drug store is highly diluted, it is 97% water and only 3% peroxide. It even suggests using it as a gargle on the label!!! It's great a killing germs. Gargle 3 times every 2 to 4 hours and you will notice a big improvement. I also like to take a teaspoon of honey after gargling, it will coat your throat and provide some relief.B-)
#54 - Brian - 06/06/2009 - 03:07
Hello Nikita, your remedie was superb, it healed my throat instantly and i send you my gratitude to you from the bahams (new providence, nassua).
#55 - Chrisean - 06/26/2009 - 20:58
I recently joined cheer leading and just the second day in the season, i got a sore throat. So previously, i had tried gargling with warm water and salt. I almost threw up. Haha so i don't suggest that...but last night, my mom made me instant hot apple cider. You sip it, let it sit in your mouth for a second then swallow. It actually tastes GREAT and it slowly (not extremely, like 4 days to heal) heals your burning feel. I reccomend 1 cup at night 1 when you wake up and one in the middle of the day.
#56 - Shannon - 07/29/2009 - 15:08
GO TO DOCTOR.......... do it yourself only if you are a doctor... dont play with yourself.
#57 - Shanu - 08/05/2009 - 07:16
this site is not for u shanu,
im a fan of the diluted apple cider vinegar, a glass everyday (diluted tsp ACV) is extremely good for your liver clearing toxins.
#58 - rob - 08/19/2009 - 03:25
Day 4 of severe sore throat and tender under neck, no other symptoms. strep test negative so mainstream can't help.

What i'm doing:

1) asprin - significantly reduces pain of swallowing so that i can do the rest
2) apple cider vinegar gargle
3) warm salt water gargle
4) cyanne powder on tongue and disolve down throat
5) chew garlic
6) ginger tea (from powder and raw root)
7) warm lemon water with stevia

Note: I do clean mouth/teeth occasionally with 1% diluted hydrogen peroxide, but i think it would be too harsh on my throat at the moment. Related: Keep applying HP on wounds interferes with the healing process - after initial cleaning with HP, honey is better dressing to promote healing.
#59 - ksac - 08/22/2009 - 10:56
I have cured my second case of Strep Throat (earmarked by white pckets all over the tonsils and throat) by using the 3% Hydrogen Peroxide solution. I merely gargled with a 50/50% solution of H202 and water for a minute once a day, and also applying the full 3% dose directly into the ears (there is a c[@] within the ears which leads directly into the throat, just behind the tonsils). All you need to do is to lay on your side, apply the solution into the ear c[@], OPEN the jaw, let it drain down for two minutes or until you can feel something draining to the throat, and then drain the excess from each of your ears. Should clear whatever you have in there within just two to three days, versus the week to two weeks it takes with antibiotics! Be sure to do the ear application THREE TIMES DAILY UNTIL THE INFECTION CLEARS! DO NOT RINSE MOUT OUT FOR AT LEAST TEN MINUTES AFTER DOING THIS AS TO NOT WASH IT AWAY!

Be advised, doing the ear application CAN be slightly uncomfortable, and even sting a little within the ear and/or throat. This is NORMAL and there is nothing to worry about if this should occur, it is just killing the infectious organisms (like iodine does in cuts but much less painfully) – not harming you at all! If it burns slightly, you’ve got an infection and that sensation is the infection being killed off.

The first time I ever came down with this infection, it nearly killed me. I had become delirious and very shortly after that had gone unconscious. It took serious IV antibiotics in the hospital over the course of a week (most of which I was unconscious for) to clear the infection that had spread everywhere throughout my body, including my brain. Do the math, a $1.00 bottle of H202 sure as hell beats a $100 doctor’s visit charge as a hell Mary to cure it, or even a $1,000+ hospital stay if that doctor’s visit and his prescription doesn’t do it for you, now doesn’t it?
#60 - Magnus - 08/23/2009 - 05:40
update on post #58

extreme pain to swallow started on Wednesday. I posted #58 on Saturday and did everything through the weekend. I was able to return to work today (Monday).

Who knows the problem might have run its course in 5 days no matter what.

But of the above I found that the cayenne powder (small amount on tongue, dissolve down - or mis in warm water and drink/gargle) seemed to produce the most immediate release of mucus.

After the few minute burn the warm salt gargle provided the best temporary relief.

I did not do the lemon water. By Saturday any citrus just burned too much.

Diet: I found i could eat watermelon without pain. Other than that i lost a few pounds.
#61 - ksac - 08/24/2009 - 21:34
:-D i had a sore throat yesterday and its gone today! all i did was gargle with salt water every once and a while, and then i did the suck on pieces of garlic twice yesterday. YAY! I INSIST YOU TRY THIS (IT WORKS VERY WELL)...
#62 - ifeelbetternow - 09/11/2009 - 17:57
I've been having a sore throat 4 days now. 1st & 2nd day I started using warm wtr & salt...didn't help, then I started gargling w/ACV (apple cider vinegar) every hour on day 3 & 4, so far this is working, when I came to this website, I saw other remedies that I combined, tonight I've added 2 garlic bulbs, chyenne pepper to taste and 1 TBL spoon ACV and made a small fresh salad of the ingredients adding lettuce to it. After eating it, I did feel the unbelieveable burning and the mucus wanting to come out, within 5 mins my throat started feeling better, I also filled a sock w/2 small reusable ice packs & added more socks to tie around my neck to sooth the pain...this made me feel better too, tonight I will sleep w/the ice packs. So in the morning I will be eager to find out if the combination of all the remedies used will make the sore throat go away for good. If not I will continue the remedies another week. From my understanding if a sore throat last more than 2 weeks it is recommended to see a doctor to make sure that it is cared for properly in regards to making sure that it's not something really serious such as cancer. Better safe than sorry. Good luck to everyone and I hope that you feel better soon if nothing is working for you. I know exactly how you are feeling w/a sore throat. It's no fun feeling down!
A remedy passed down to me, is like some of the above..Boil some water, add some lemon juice (as you desire) and some peeled and crushed ginger...not too much. Pour into a mug and add some honey again to you desired taste...I have found this helps most of the time.
#64 - Issy - 09/19/2009 - 02:38
Just eat watermelon. It is that simple.
#65 - Jake from SEAsia - 10/01/2009 - 20:32
I have been reading most of the comments, and the majority make sense (except for the hydrogen peroxide:?...dont ever do this....even in surgery, sailene solutions are used, nothing harsh that could cause permanent damage down the road) These are the 3 for sore throat i've been using since childhood that really help me....

1- cut 1 white onion very thin, and add to it 5 tblsp of pure honey......put in a sealed container overnight and take a tablespoon every few hours.....sip it slowly and avoid drinking liquids for 15mins after each dose so it can coat the throat and take effect. It should stop cough in half an hour, and help with sore throat.

2- Chicken noodle soup......need I say more.....

3- I personally do not like hot combinations anymore.....for a sore throat my parents always made tea w honey.....etc. however over the years my husband would simply get gingeraile with lots of ice or a slurpee yum! So I tried his theory....and guess what......in the last 8 years, my sore throats have not been a big part of my colds......where 10 years ago they were so severe I could hardly swallow, now as soon as I feel it comming on I make my onion and honey medicine, my chicken soup( dont eat this hot) and lots of gingeraile and a slurpee.....things are alot easier.
#66 - Tonya - 10/09/2009 - 17:02
Listen - this remedy really works - at least it always works for me - like magic...

as soon as you feel a sore throat coming on, the slight pain, or hoarseness, warp your throat with a scraf - cotton/ wool/ whatever you are comfortable with. i am allergic to wool so i use a soft cotton cloth. just wrap your throat completely and leave it on...through the day and night... it will disappear! You can even use it if you ahev a full blown sore throat already - it will still work. you will feel the difference in a ew hours... but leave it on for 24 hours and you are done:-)

for immediate relief from pain i gargle with warm salt water in which an aspirin has been dissolved... to redce pain. but the throat wrap works - try it! :-) Trisha
#67 - Trisha - 10/25/2009 - 01:31
I'm going to try the throat wrap and salt water gargle techniques!! I have a slight sore throat, and I don't want it to progress. Thanks for all of the great tips!!!
:-)
#68 - Lauren - 11/02/2009 - 20:17
take water +tea leaves +ginger +tulsi leaves boil for awhile then strain and gargle vth it .
it works
#69 - DR.Bharti - 11/16/2009 - 04:18
i have a sore throat and i am losing my voice and can barley swollow :-( the medicine my doctor gave me IS NOT WORKING i hope some of these remedys work because i have school in two days and i have to talk alot in school plus i can barley sleep because of it
#70 - monique - 11/21/2009 - 21:22
:-)thanks
#71 - jeasun - 11/23/2009 - 22:44
Let me tell youabou the miracle I experienced! Its called a Ginger Tea. You have to do as follows:
1. Cut two or three cloves of ginger, and squish the juice out of them as you do with lemons.
2. All two mint leaves and a teaspoon of honey in hot water.
3. Then add the ginger juice in the hot honer/mint water. Enjoy!
Honestly, my cold and sore throat were gone as I sipped the last drop. :-D
#72 - Huzaifa - 11/25/2009 - 13:35
unani medicine Joshina is best ,give it a try u wont need anything else.its available on medical stores
#73 - sarita - 11/25/2009 - 19:37
My Aunt put Hydrogen Peroxide in her ears and developed Bells Palsy!!! It is a risky treatment!
#74 - Gail Gifford - 12/06/2009 - 19:58
go and get a can of pepsi,pore a cup in a pot then put on stove on medium heat,stir with finger and when it's starting to get hot then put in cup and drink half then 10 minutes drink the other half,,throat should start to feel better,,
#75 - patricia - 12/20/2009 - 09:04
One spoon of honey and one spoon of lemon with half cup of hot water twice a day do the trick for sore throat. :-D
#76 - Shindi - 12/20/2009 - 14:10
i love my mum shindi, she so cute and knows all the natural remedies. well done mummy!! xx
#77 - Amz - 12/20/2009 - 14:38
MY thoat hurts a lot. To make it worse If i cough it bleeds. I am going to the hospital to get it checked out.
#78 - Mikey_56 - 12/28/2009 - 06:18
This is the first sore throat / cough I've had in years. It was managable until the cough kept me from sleeping. I gargled with apple cider vinegar mixed with a little water and that helped. I sipped just a little of the acv too. Then i wrapped ice in a kitchen town around my neck to sleep and slept with my head higher than the rest of my body... it was enough to get me through the night. I'll be going to the doctor today though. :)
#79 - don't usually get sick - 01/02/2010 - 07:20
:-(hello people me and my feoncay has been sick for 3 weeks now... but it seems like we will get a lil better and then it comes right back.. it itches sooo bad... so i sleep alot during the day.. and nite quil does the job.. you reamber the cough drops ludens as a kide? well the tast is so great its like sucking on a peace of candy.. but does not help.. my feoncay was like what a wast of money... well im going to try the apple cider vinager thing... i will keep ya posted and tell you if it works...
#80 - lil lisa - 01/05/2010 - 05:18
This is a old remedy used for years. Take a old sock or rag. Soak it with apple cider vinegar wring it out and wrap it around your neck and go to bed. Helps with colds/coughing also. You can also use vick vapor rub on your feet and cover them with a pair of socks and retire to bed. By morning you feel better.
#81 - Jeanette - 01/16/2010 - 09:49
WTH T_T i have a sore throat it hurts so bad when i swallow and i really want soda. And i really want to go to sonic to for my cherry limeade!!! >-(

I wanna get rid of this bleh..
#82 - yeah - 01/23/2010 - 11:33
I've had a really sore and dry throat for 8 days now and can't take much more I've gargled warm salt water and tried medicines-benylin and ultra chloraseptic throat spray but nothing seems to help I've tried strepsils aswell is there anything I can do its been to long now
#83 - claire - 02/12/2010 - 19:47
Grr. I have a sore throat, and I cant go to softball because of it. I have a game in two days... whats the quickest way to fix it??
#84 - MissyBby - 02/25/2010 - 09:24
I have had this sore throat for 3 days now and I have tried Tylenol Rapid Release, Robitussin DM Max, CF, Tylenol Sore Throat etc. None are working so I am going to try some of these home remedies to see if they work. I have a funeral to go to tomorrow so I won't try the garlic clove just yet (wouldn't want anyone to die from my breath). But I will gargle with salt water, eat a fried tomato with salt, cayanne pepper and honey, and do the whole wrap something cold around your neck throughout the night. I also heard an Epsom salt bath could help: 2 cups of Epsom salt dissolved in hot water and then add it to your bath and soak for 15 to 20 minutes to let the minerals do their job. Wash the effected area (throat) and your body with the Epsom salt and don't add your own soaps because your body is absorbing the salts. I hope this works! >-(
#85 - Hurzsomuch - 02/26/2010 - 22:56
HP can be very caustic for some people!!! I work in the dental field and have seen the burns!! If it works for you, great! If you've never done it before do AT LEAST 50/50 to start!! But as far as the best tx I've seen? Hot water, lemon juice, dash cayenne pepper, honey!!
#86 - RDH - 03/10/2010 - 21:28
try strepsils :-D
#87 - anonymous - 03/28/2010 - 08:36
Can anyone help me? I don't want anything gross, I am only 13 so I need something that won't make me hurl. I cannot swallow my spit and I have a VERY sensitive stomach so I have to be really careful. Please someone help!>-(
#88 - Zarago - 03/31/2010 - 11:19
go 2 DOC!!B-)
#89 - ken - 04/01/2010 - 19:13
my throat is hurting so badly i wanna scream !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.....>-(
#90 - danielle - 04/03/2010 - 13:21
gargle hydrogen peroxide to disinfect your throat. It does not hurt at all and is not harmful if you don't swallow. After gargling spit it out. It does not immediately take away the pain of your sore throat but it will clean your throat and speed up the healing!

Ps. Hydrogen peroxide also helps clean your teeth,brush your teeth and than brush your teeth with hydrogen peroxide and you see a difference!
#91 - Nita - 04/05/2010 - 09:50
Get a glass of very warm water (make sure not to get it too hot). Mix 3-4 tablespoons of lemon juice in. I also added sugar to make it easier to drink. Just add enough for your liking. SIP the mixture. Do not gulp. I also would take a bit in my mouth and tip my head up for a couple minutes, letting the liquid sit in the back of my throat. This one glass has started helping A LOT within 30 minutes.
#92 - Lauren - 04/07/2010 - 04:08
Drink/eat something with citrus in it (like orange juice). It may burn a little as you drink/eat it, but after your throat feels better. Or you can suck on something (candy, cough drops, etc.)to keep your throat moist, which reduces the pain; or drink hot tea with honey :)
#93 - Ariel - 04/08/2010 - 15:57
I think a good few days of beer our spirts should do it 4 the people that drink
#94 - Clever - 04/08/2010 - 21:12
This is what do when I feel the onset of getting sick...myself or my children and It has never failed us once. When you feel yourself getting sick either a cold, or a sore throat, try swabbing your neck (thyroid area) and the inside of your wrist with Iodine. (this is expecially works for sore throats, and can greatly reduce the chance of strep throat). We also three times a day cut up whole garlics and swallow them with a glass of water. We also take one shot glass of Apple cider vinegar (which by the way is extreamly healthy and should be taken once a day). With these three items our illnesses do not last but a day or does not come. Good luck everyone. :-)
#95 - Kristina from Texas - 04/16/2010 - 11:36
>-(need remedie that will help overnight or in 1 day have to swim in a championship tomorow:-[]
#96 - sore throat - 06/25/2010 - 10:35
well.. my boyfriend seems to have passed on his nasty sore throat. when you swallow it feels horribly sore. i have read the comments above and have decided to try out where you soak a cloth in cold water - rinse so it doesnt drip - and apply to the front of the neck, then tying it in place with something (i am using my dressing gown belt) and im leaving it over night. this is supposed to be a miracle treatment. i will update on how this goes (if it really works..)
#97 - lauren - 06/30/2010 - 15:44
soo.. i woke up this morning and.. i felt a lot better. yes its still a bit sore to swallow but nothing like yesterday when i woke up with it. it doesnt feel too bad when i eat food, its more when i drink or swallow my saliva (if that makes sense) i also took a vitamin c tablet before sleeping which could have helped; will do the same tonight. might take a paracetamol to see if it clears even more.
#98 - lauren (#99 feedback) - 07/01/2010 - 10:49
Yeah, guys read up to the one #17 i think, or 16, whichever one is by someone named nikita. She's right about the bleh thing but I decided to try this remedy anyway. So far, I've only taken like 2 sips so obviously nothing has really happened, but when it's in my throat, it feels better for a few seconds (not to mention my lips are tingling awesomely :-D haha!) so I'm assuming that it will work great once im done drinking it. Also, I tried the one with the lemon juice, and salt water. Gargled it, and the pain subsided quite a bit. But guys, it's summer break and I'm home alone trying every remedy I can, so if anybody is in a sucky situation like me, I will repeat the directions for this:
Half a coffee mug filled with hot water
1 pinch ground ginger (just check out ur spice cupboard, im sure u'd be surprised at the random spices you have... or maybe that's just me)
3 squirts lemon juice (I just used realemon juice from my fridge. Most people have that too)
and 1 tablespoon of honey (I hate honey guys, so this tastes especially gross to me but believe me, it works and is worth it! If you like honey then it's ur lucky day!)

Good luck to all!
#99 - Sicky=sucky!!! - 07/05/2010 - 11:12
well.. the cloth treatment i did not do the next night, i took paracetamol instead. but continued with the cloth treatment since. and i have to say that now, it is gone! yeah its been like 4-5 days but at least its clear. the sore swallowing turned into a cough that eventually made my ribs sore from coughing. but, since i really dont like the salt and honey and stuff, i stuck to paracetamol, the cold overnight cloth and soothers (cough sweets that have a syrup in the middle) and now, it is gone and i feel 110% better :-) i hope this helps - especially if like me you dont like drinking and gargling things..
#100 - lauren (#98 & #99 feedback) - 07/05/2010 - 15:48
@#100, a few days ago the doctor prescribed prednisone which ended up attacking my throat. Now I have have the symtops described here, sore red throat, can't swollow or eat and it hurts like crazy. It's like my throat is burning. I am going to try the lemon drink right now! Hope it works and hope #100 is having a great summer.
#101 - VK - 07/06/2010 - 20:35
Well, lemme just tell y'all that the Pomegranate juice, (didnt get a pomegranate, got juice) is discusting but WOW does it ever work! And #103, if you come back on this website, I'd like to point out that there is the lemon juice gargle thing, or the actually drink which I repeated the directions for. I actually do suggest that you try both and see which one works out best for you. The lemon one, you gargle three times a day for about 1 minute each time. And there's one that I tried on my own by just putting together some of the things that are commonly used. I filled the bottom of a glass with lemon juice; quite a bit of it. In the glass I have, it was about 1 cm high from the bottom, and then I got some very hot but not boiling water, filling it to almost the top of the cup. I got mine from my water cooler which can make the water hot but you can just heat up some water to your preffered tolerable temperature or something. Then i added about a tsp or so of sugar and mixed it all together really good. The lemon and the heat were soothing in my throat. Sugar was just for better taste, so it's optional if you're on a diet or just can't have sugar for allergies etc.
#102 - Sicky=Sucky (continuation of 100 and 102) - 07/07/2010 - 11:05
thanks guys, i tried the boiling hot water, a teaspoon of honey and about a teaspoon of lemon juice, it really does work:-D
#103 - lesley - 07/18/2010 - 11:56
Prednisone is not a home remedy and has aa lot of side effects; I recommend lemon, water and honey. It works!
#104 - jenna - 07/20/2010 - 07:45
the cold cloth over night really helped soothe my throat and stopped any coughing during the night, i feel alot better, it helps cool my throat down too as it can make me quite hot, thanks lauren!
#105 - sore throat. - 07/24/2010 - 17:26
I tried gargling with salt water and honey and lemon but it tasted horrible and after doing a whole cup it only helped a tiny little bit. But I did the cold towel on my neck all night and I woke up and it felt AMAZINGLY better. Ive been awake for 4 hours and havent gone back to the pain yet! I RECOMMEND TRYING THE COLD TOWEL THING!:-D
#106 - Sore Throats - 08/04/2010 - 11:36
i've been shouting a lot because of soccer and my friend recently had strep. now i have strep. a good home remedy is sucking on fresh lemons. also, gargling salt water helps a bit. lastly, drinking green tea with no sugar will make you feel better.
#107 - SlutWithStrep - 08/06/2010 - 14:07
My throat hurts REALLY bad. I've had cough drops, the saltwater gargle and Motrin but nothing has worked. I'm gonna try the coldwater rag thing. Maybe I should get ginger ale or a Icee but I seriously doubt my 'rents would go out and buy it for me.:oops: Hope I get better soon!!:-D
#108 - SoreThroatinSally - 08/07/2010 - 13:28
smoke crack it helped me!!
#109 - johnie rad - 09/01/2010 - 17:50
i have two mugs here - one is boiling water with 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar; one is green tea with 2 tbsp honey, 1 fresh basil leaf, and 1 fresh green cayenne pepper split in half. i am gargling the first and drinking the second.
#110 - laura - 09/09/2010 - 05:58
So I got this annoying little tickle in my throat on sunday. It is now thursday and this little tickle went on rampage. Every muscle, joint, patch of skin hurts. It stings to rub my arm! My Jaw feels like I got punched by St-Pierre. My whole head feels swollen, ears are plugged, fever 102.6 for 2 days straight. Sweating enough to leave whole me shapes in the couch, and haven eaten anything in 3 days. Oh yeah And My throat is killing me. Went to the walgreen clinic and found out I dont have strep (duh i know what strep feels like, had my tonsils removed when I was 6). Also found out that he has no idea what is wrong with me, "could be the flu, could be staff, could be H1N1,..." Wait a second! You tell me it could be H1N1 and your sending me home telling me to gargle salt water, and a few antibiotics. Ok that was a waste of 100 bucks. Well today I wake up having taken 1 of the antibiotics and my fever is finaly gone, body aches gone, headache gone. Ears still plugged, throat.. still hurts. I have tried just about all of these lovely tricks, the only one that was nice was lemon, ginger, honey and water, because now when i burp it smells good :) oh yeah Ill try the cool towel over my throat tonight sounds promising.
#111 - Ro - 09/09/2010 - 15:34
My wife says that semen works well too.
#112 - Mike Johnson - 09/11/2010 - 02:34
Best thing to do is TO CUT YR thoart
#113 - Devil - 09/21/2010 - 00:45
If its just a sore throat and you want to feel better quicker, use frozen fruit pops. They're at your supermarket with the ice cream. You need to drink lots of fluid anyway and this will help you to get it down.
#114 - Janice - 09/29/2010 - 02:48
i'm tryin the cinnomon pepper and honey thing also with some throat spray and cough drops:)
#115 - tiffany - 10/07/2010 - 10:57
omg my throat is really bad any idears that dont sound revolting or emoish like cutting your throat!!!>-(
#116 - alice - 10/07/2010 - 12:13
:-P the thing that i found to work best is to stand on your head for 2mins then hop on 1 leg with yor hand on your head and say yess i know this is working...hope it helps u like it did me...
#117 - erica cane - 10/10/2010 - 19:02
tried almost everything & my throat still hurts like hell. :-o
#118 - Kevin - 10/15/2010 - 05:52
i have had a sore throat for a long time and it still hurts bad, even when i talk and swallow. i have tried gargling with saltwater every hour, and lots of other remedies but none are helping!!! i couldn't even sleep last night because it hurt so bad, i was only able to sleep a few hours. even medicine does not help. somebody help me??
#119 - verysick - 10/20/2010 - 18:44
okay so i had strep throat and didnt know how to help the pain.. i got a penicillion shot becuse my throat hurt so bad that i could not swallow a pill. so what i did was but some lemon juice.. refridgerate for about an hour or until a little bit cold and then when your ready sprinkle a lil bit of salt on your tounge kinda in the back and then squirt the lemon juice in the back of throat hitting your tonsles.. repeat about twice every four hours i promise it works..:-D
#120 - HAd Strep 3 days - 10/21/2010 - 19:14
try these following two things i bet you be OK

1- 1 tsp of lemon mix it with 3 tsp of honey add a pinch or two of clove powder mix it with luke warm water mix it well. chew a clove of garlic and take sips of this mixture. (twice a day atleast)

2- take a tea bag of green tea open it up and add the paste of following things

garlic clove, cinemon stick, salt, dry bazil leaves

and put that tea bag close again n use it with hot boiling water.. with sips
#121 - Hina - 10/24/2010 - 03:28
Apple Cider vinegar and honey really helps i've had a slighly sore throat for a week and now its pretty much gone. i also had ground cineman, tumeric, ginger and teaspoon of honey. it doesn't taste to bad either :) sugar soothes a sore throat to. i used to have heaps of sugar and lemon.. not sure it was to good for me tho :P
#122 - Cowgirl - 10/24/2010 - 22:10
Woke up with a nasty sore throat this morning and it just keeps getting worse. So after reading all the suggestions, I've decided to go whole hog. I'm sitting here, at 2:30 in the morning, sipping a large mug of hot water, lemon juice, honey, cider vinegar and cayenne pepper. (And surprisingly, it doesn't taste all that bad!). And after I finish it, I'm going to lay down with the cold towel around my neck. If this doesn't work, I'll try some of the yuckier sounding ones!
#123 - Lori - 10/26/2010 - 01:30
Again for those who are to skeptical on hydrogen peroxide try reading the label where it says gargle that is if your capable of doing so. Second for those saying "go to a doctor" why are you visiting this site then? Also maybe you need expand your closed mind a do some reading on why people are addicted to drugs. Its a economic cycle moron. I suggest you read, if that is out know how, sorry no picture books. For others just try sleep, germ x, hot baths and oils. Listen to your body what is it telling you it wants?
#124 - sara - 11/07/2010 - 11:04
Well its 330 am in ALberta and my throat has been getting steadily worse all day. By bed time it was like razor blades. Fell asleep for a few hours after some tea, only to wake at 1130. More tea, no relief the I googled this site. The cold compress towel and eating garlic WORKS! INSTANTLY! No exaggerating here, folks. I am actually going to get some sleep now though I am still taking the day off tomorrow, keep up the garlic compress treatment and get some honey lemon ACV too just to get it gone. THANK YOU all for your insight!
#125 - carrieS - 11/16/2010 - 04:33
I have had a sore throat now for about 24 hours and have tried different things posted on this wall and it is not getting any better.
Think it's time to be seen !
#126 - sorethroat - 11/24/2010 - 13:08
For all of you supporting using Peroxide, it's really bad for you. the fizzing is it killing your cells. Have you ever wondered why it leaves your hands with a funny looking white film on it? that's why.

The only thing you're supposed to use peroxide for is in your ears to break down wax build up.
#127 - Lexa - 11/28/2010 - 21:04
I was reading all the post, after#60 I decided to make my own tea version of some of the remedies. I boiled one cup water with chamomile blossom(thank GOD i had some) they were purchased from a good spices website. In another cup: 1 tbsp acv, 1tbs lemon juice, pinch salt and black pepper(next time definetly cayenne) 1 tbsp honey, mixed everything together. Then Once the chamomile came to a boil I strain into the other mixture. And finished it off with a piece of cinammon stick And VOILA. I actually feel a difference. Hope this helps.
#128 - feelingbetteralready - 11/29/2010 - 00:16
my dr. told me that acid reflux can cause my sore throat. not having a good time.
#129 - mike - 12/01/2010 - 15:09
I myself get throat infections/strep throat at least once or twice a yr each time i've spent hrs at the doctors to be priscribed antibitocs, this time i want to try it differently ... any ideas? ...
#130 - Lisa - 12/05/2010 - 03:45
My swollen tonsil did not fix after cold towel/salt gargle. I had this for 5 days now.. Tried lemon and honey water, this didnt help either. Now im on OJ, if this doesnt go away and then im on day 6 with this, im gonna go crazy.. UGH
#131 - Juyce - 12/15/2010 - 09:25
A good relief for me is,

A large Fillet Steak, grilled to perfection with a Bernaise Sauce, and some Steamed veg on the side.
Add a nice beer to compliment at the end of meal!

You will totally forget all about that sore throat.

Repeat as many times as desired!
#132 - Eddy - 12/16/2010 - 01:18
@Eddy

That only last for so long.. im still here stuck with this swollen tonsil, tonsilitis, sore throat, strep throat... GAH. Its been a WHOLE WEEK, i just started taking amoxicillin because I found it, only 2 days so far though. I feel like its been the same since last friday.. no show of reduction at all. Rest doesn't make it go away, medicine, salt walter, cold towel, shit man i'm out of ideas. I'm tired of staying home. I might just drink the night away tonight and deal with this all the way through Christmas. After that if it is still here i'll get these tonsils cut! I'll see if they can get my Uvula too, that thing causes me too many problems.. try waking with elongated Uvula.. HELP
#133 - Juyce - 12/17/2010 - 17:59
Try this:
Mix 2Tbsp of honey and the juice of 1 1/2 lemons in a mug add boiling water and sip...........It really soothes your throat!!!:-D
#134 - orla - 12/18/2010 - 02:34
I have had a bad sore throat for 3 days now... the pain is bad, everytime I try swallowing anything (water, soup, my own saliva) I want to cry. I have tried pretty much everything and nothing seems to work. What I did about a half hour ago, has already started working and it was also delish. I took 4 garlic cloves, put them in a small piece of aluminum foil and added a little bit of butter and salt (I hope u know the garlic has to be peeled first lol) then cover the cloves in the aluminum foil (wrap it around and at the ends so it looks like a covered candy) and place in oven at 385 degrees for 15 min. And viola! Not only is it healthy, it works! And it taste delicious, I had to try it this way since there's no way I can just chew on a cold hard disgusting garlic clove lol.
#135 - Yary - 12/20/2010 - 15:38
What I do is lay my head back and pour honey in my throat. I leave it there for 1 minute or 2. Remember to breathe!!! (With the honey in your throat, you have to breathe through your nose) It works like magic. :-o

I hope it works just as well for you! :-D
#136 - MightyGirl - 12/27/2010 - 12:20
:-o I mixed apple cider vinegar and warm water, then gargled and swallowed a little at a time. After 3 times gargling.... 80% better! I can not swallow w/out holding my ear in pain:) I'm sure the infection/ swelling is not gone; but manageable till it does go away! Thanks!
#137 - Apple Cider Vinegar! - 12/29/2010 - 16:59
Just suck on a piece of peppermint candy or spearmint, any kind of hard mint candy.
#138 - Kidde - 12/30/2010 - 20:00
I got a home remedy how about you stick a cabbage up ur butt. See how that works out for u. and get a life and stop using ur computer.>-(
#139 - anonymous - 12/30/2010 - 21:18
oohh my hot pink toenails are sooo pretty :-P anyways ugh my throat hurts like hell everytime i swallow! will sucking on a lemon with salt take my sore throat away? i don t like the whole gargling with salt water and peroxide idea. oh and does a slurpee or frozen pop really work?

thanks! :-)
#140 - nikky - 01/04/2011 - 00:26
i have a really bad sore throat and it wont just go away. i have almost tried all of these treaments buh i dont see no effect. maybe its something serious. the kind of sore throat i have is really bad nd whenever i cough my chest hurts a lot! nd i feel like my ribs are gna just rip out or blowup inside me. :'( help/ please.
#141 - F - 01/10/2011 - 04:01
To anonymous-you're the one who need to get a life, if you don't have sore throat you have no bussines reading this comments.>-(
#142 - Rose - 01/14/2011 - 04:01
There are some great remedies. This particular one is great to soothe the throat and also cut the 'catarrh' that can get stuck at the back of the throat (possible from sinus infection) causing the sore throat.

To make one cup:
Grate the rind of a lemon into a saucepan (only the yellow lemon skin, not the white pulp).
Add one cup of cold water and slowly bring to a SIMMER (do not boil - the simmering allows the rind to release the lemon oils, boiling it will take all the good out)
Take off the heat
Squeeze the juice of that entire lemon into the saucepan and add one large tablespoon of honey
Strain into a glass and drink while hot (be careful to test so you don't burn your throat).

Having one of these before bed and in the morning it's not only a great cleanse but clears your sinus.

I always accompany with a warm salt wash and gargle for the nostrils and throat (separately).

#143 - Fee - 01/15/2011 - 16:21
it hurts.:-(
#144 - oh. - 01/21/2011 - 09:28
I have throat infection or elergic about 2 months ago.. I eat many medicines bt no1 can wrk.. Wt can i do..? I m vry sad. Coz in this way more than 2 months ago.....
#145 - Marium Rani - 01/22/2011 - 08:30
ginger tea or mullein tea with some honey in it.
#146 - pamela - 01/25/2011 - 10:41
hi im at my home its 7:52 am and i have to go to school at 8:15 and my thourt hurts sorry for my spelling what should i doo if i can get a home remidy that cures almost insintly thatll be great thanks ;-) :-) :-D
#147 - hammy - 01/28/2011 - 08:56
i tried the salt and hot water and totaly works gargle the hot salt water for bout 30 secs and it really works:-D
#148 - shyanne baker - 01/28/2011 - 21:08
omg thanks i feel grate ok that was ezy k thx bye:-P
#149 - hammy - 01/29/2011 - 16:28
Eat a popsicle or some ice, let the pieces sit in the back of your throat.
Isn't all that long lasting, but its quick.



#150 - sir thorough - 02/02/2011 - 19:10
hi:
I have had a sore throat for a little while now,and it has actually gotten worse. But what works for me is making a cup of tea(earl grey works best,although you can use whatever),and adding about 1/2 a tablespoon of honey to it. Just sip it slowly,let it rest in your mouth for a second,then swallow!It's fast and easy and effective,plus it tastes really good!!! hope it helps:-D
#151 - pebbles - 02/03/2011 - 15:01
i have a horrible sore throat does any1 know a good remedy using household items and wat im trying is gargle a warm cup of water with some salt i also drink sweet tea with lots of sugar it is the best thing i can find to drink water doesnt seem to help mine>-(
#152 - broke arm fella 10 - 02/04/2011 - 20:38
oh and by the way this doesnt give any relief afterwards but is soothing during the process try gargling sweet tea or any sweet drink with sugar but no fizz or carbonation ouch tht hurts!;-)
#153 - broke arm fella 10 - 02/04/2011 - 20:46
vaseline. not too much! just a bit on the fingertip. Make sure you wash your hands before sticking em down your throat. it does not heal, but the pain disappears until you can find a good treatment
#154 - raw throat - 02/06/2011 - 23:13
hehey ineed some seriously quick help :/
my throat has been sore for soooo long now like 4 days but the pain is AGONY its like no other pain and thepain makes me want to be physically sick : not my tonsils theyre not there but its definately in my trachea amnd i have to song in fromnt od 500 people on my own tomooroow please hepl !!!!!!!! :oops:>-(B-)
#155 - FRISKIN - 02/10/2011 - 16:45
I actually go to school for Pharmacy and have a pharmacy technician license in the state of Florida. I have always used head to help sooth my throat, but have recently learned that it actually worsens the condition. It makes complete sense once explained and I wonder why I never thought of it before...bacteria grows and multiplies in warm/wet climates...so making your throat warm would only cause the bacteria to multiply worsening the condition. It would seem that the heat is used in most of these remedies as a solvent to the solute(s). I would recommend perhaps preparing the solution as given and then letting it cool before drinking. I will sure be trying it, being as i was googling home remedies also =(
#156 - Cori-Anne Bonfilio, RPhT - 02/14/2011 - 00:20
For all the quacks above who say to only go to a doctor, I say: doctors are good-hearted agents of the evil pharmaceutical monster, which profits from selling drugs synthesised from nature. They cannot profit from herbs (like the cure-all hemp) because they cannot patent it, and hence prefer to suppress it.
I'm in a remote village in Bulgaria and hence my resources are limited, but I've cured myself of colds (and many other ailments) for many years by natural means. With limited resources, I would suggest making little slices of ginger (or shredded) and bring to boil. Add cayenne, or if you don't have that, hot ground red peppers. It gets your sinuses going which helps remove killed viruses and bacteria from your system. Once done put in some honey and sip on that. While preparing munch on a diced clove of garlic, in small amounts. Sucking on raw lemon should be great, as vitamin C helps kill colds, and the lemon's acidic qualities could also act as a disinfectant. I personally cannot handle a salt gargle, but understand that it should work, cause salt is a natural disinfectant as well. The ginger, garlic and vitamin C are good at killing colds, so you are accomplishing two tasks at once.
The rest of the time I generally fast, drinking water with vitamin C all day. Your body uses as much as 60% of its energy to break down food into consumable form. If you need some food you can try natural brown rice with your hot mixture (boil that separately). The freed up energy will focus on healing you. I rarely get sick anymore.
#157 - Karel - 02/17/2011 - 01:48
Take a folded up washcloth (clean), and get it wet with cold water. Wring it out so it won’t drip. Place it on the front of your neck and tie it there with a long sock. Leave this on all night, and in the morning your sore throat will be gone.

What this is doing is the coldness of the washcloth brings more blood to your throat to allow quicker healing. I have one too and I'm trying it out tonight...... hope I get good results....
;-) :-D B-)
#158 - CHLOEEEE - 02/17/2011 - 06:07
ive had a sore throat for 2 days:oops: and it [@] but just now i had some bakin soda, lemon juice which i gargled then ate some honey...its felling a little better...


ps:id recomend this for anyone with a sore throat,it made me gag but o well it works so ya DO IT!!!
#159 - haze - 02/20/2011 - 14:10
My sister is currently suffering from a sore throat, staying inside and sleeping alot is all she's been doing.
But these comments are really helpful, I'm glad that there's still some people who care about these kind of things
#160 - Carbonated @ neopets.com - 02/22/2011 - 18:10
Hey, I've had mine for five days!!!
I need 2 go out tomorrow so i cant hav it tomorrow!.
I tried some cures... hope this helps:

Mix 1 teaspoon of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of water and gargle. Repeat this action 3 times.

Put in 3 tablespoons of salt water in about half a pint, gargle it all in steps.

Mix some antiseptic medicine/cures with water and gargle. An example is - TCP.

Put some fresh orange juice with 1 tablespoon of fresh water, add in some ice and leave in the freezer for five minutes until very cold. Drink in sips, usually helps!


Squeeze a fresh lemon and mix with a little bit of honey, add a few drops of water until a smooth liquid. Either drink it or gargle it.

Go outside in the garden and breathe in some fresh air, this doesn't necisiarily help your throat but it helps your fever etc.

Swish your mouthwash around your mouth every 4 hours to help reduce the bacteria in your mouth!

Take medicines! For children - Calpol, or ibupurofen.

Drink some fizzy drinks. Lemonade always helps, add some sugar if necisary.

Drink lots of water, cold will chill your throat but warm will make it softer and not so harsh.

Rest and don't talk too much! Best way of doijng aanything.

If you have swollen tonsils this also helps

If it gets serious or goes on for more than a week then i suggest go and see your doctor to check out some medication which can help you..

More tips:
-Drink FRESH cold/warm milk before going to bed each night, add tumeric if you have.
-Have a cuppa tea!
-Put an icecube on your tongue every 2 hours and swish it around your mouth. (DO NOT STRONGLY GARGLE BECAUSE YOU CAN ACCIDENTALLY SWALLOW AND THEN CHOKE)!
-Breathe in humid air.

HOPE THIS HELPS!!!;-)
#161 - OWCH!!!! - 02/24/2011 - 11:12
#12 Rachel

I tried your garlic remedy and I gotta say it was pretty darn painful but boy did it help instantly!! Thank you for the wonderfully painful yet amazingly effective tip :-)
#162 - Crystal - 03/07/2011 - 00:55
i just went to the shop and bought some strepsils.
THEY WORK WONDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#163 - kylie - 03/10/2011 - 08:44
wow ! you have very interesting remedies !!! put gargling some salt and hot water, on there, i know it really helps me !B-):-P:-D:-)
#164 - milly - 03/12/2011 - 20:19
i have a sore throat and have been told that i should boil a pan of lemonade with some honey and sugar stirred in!! it doesn't completely cure your throat but you stay warm and also is sooth as it is going down your neck!!! :-P:-(;-)
#165 - katie - 03/22/2011 - 08:03
get some HOT WATER and mix in some about a 1 tbs of WARM HONEY
add a little bit of LEMON JUICE and mix well enjoy i think you should always have it before you go to sleep you can also try 1 tbs of salt and 1 glass of WARM WATER try gargling it for as long as you can and hopefully you will get better in about 1 TO SIX DAYS,

thx bye:)
#166 - tommy - 03/22/2011 - 15:08
get some HOT WAxTER and mix in some about a 1 tbs of WARM HONEY
add a little bit of LEMON JUICE and mix well enjoy i think you should always have it before you go to sleep you can also try 1 tbsx of salt and 1 glass of WARM WATER try gargling it for as long as you can and hopefully you will get better in about 1 TO SIX DAYS,

thx bye:)
#167 - tommyx - 03/22/2011 - 15:10
>-(>-(:-P U must be lucy to follow this. The sole reason for sore throat is cold or some cold related
infection. Follow the following
1) Gargle with mild hot water mixed with salt, in extreme cases also mix little fitkiri.
2)U can also use homeo medicines Kali Bicronium & arsenicum alubm (2 drop each of 1 M power)
3) some precautions, avoid using toothpaste instead use datun. Avoid anything taken out from refrigeartor, better bring it to room temp & then use.
All the best Rajesh Srivastava
#168 - Rajesh Srivastava - 03/23/2011 - 02:53
i just made a combinateion of one remedey and i put a little bit of salt, little bit of vinigar and a bit of lemon juise and some warm water and grageled it and it works instantly and dosent taste that bad thanks adder #9 korey best one ive ever tryed.;-)
#169 - Dj - 03/30/2011 - 22:15
:-[] Hey Nikita,
is the lemon, ginger,honey remedy supposed to burn?!? PLEASE HELP 'CUS IT DOES!:-[]:oops:
#170 - Random Person - 04/01/2011 - 18:19
I TRIED THIS AND IT HELPS RELIEVE THE SORE THROAT FOR A BIT AND HELPS CURE IT.

•eat an orange. The vitamin C helps boost ur immune system
•eat an apple w/ cinnamon. More vitamin C, and the spice of the cinnamon helps the mucus.
•drink camomile tea with honey, and lemon or lime juice. Camomile does you wonders and honey coats the throat while the lemon/lime juice help break down mucus
•drink hot liquids. cold drinks don't do u any good.
• eat garlic. U can put it on bread or eat it raw. Garlic is a natural antibiotic
#171 - Cici - 04/10/2011 - 19:15
Drinking tea with honey and lemon, then taking a teaspoon of honey, after than putting a cold towel on my throat tie it with a leg warmer and go to bed in the Tomorrow Ill tell you if it helped :-D:-)
#172 - Im going to try... - 04/14/2011 - 21:41
I SUFFER every spring and a little bit in the fall with terrible allergies. I get TERRIBLE, stabbing, scratchy, burning sore throats. My doctor gave me a bag full of nasimed brand salt rinses. (usually I would not go with a brand because I can probably do it myself, but this has a special dispenser and salt packet with other healing stuff.) So anyway, it's a big bottle and you fill it with some warm water. You put in the salt packet and let it dissolve. Press the nozzle against your nose, stand over the sink and start a-squeezin'! It doesn't really help the pain, but it flushes out the sinuses of all the mucus and cleans off your glads and tonsils. The warm water opens everything up for drainage, so you may have the soar throat for another day while everything finishes draining, irritating the throat slightly. You will also notice that you can breath through your nose much clearer, and you feel more refreshed. This also can help with sore throat related ear aches because everything is being washed away. Be sure to read all direction on the package and ask your doc if this is right for you!
#173 - Kate - 04/16/2011 - 06:22
Tuesday evening I came home with a scratchy throat and aches and chills. By 7:00p my temp was 101.3 and I felt like crap. Temp has gone down to low grade (99.1 just now) and I've had a very sore throat for three days now (along with other cold symptoms...sinus/cough...but not extreme - it's this darn throat that's got me so miserable). The right seems a little better but the left side is extremely painful and my tonsil is swollen. It's now gone into my left ear and it's aching. I will probably drag myself to urgent care this weekend but in the meantime I will do the salt water gargles and the HP in the ear twice a day to see if that helps. I think I"ll try the cold wrap on my neck tonight too. I really hate going to the doctor but I can't take this much longer! Thanks to everyone for the advice! :-(
#174 - Judy - 06/03/2011 - 20:25
Drink a cup of your favorite HOT tea to open up and expand your tissue inside your throat..try to drink the complete cup while its hot but dont burn yourself. Now after you are done prepare this
Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 cup
2 squirts of lemon juice
1 glove of garlic smashed
1 teaspoon salt
1 Halls cough drop

This does not taste good but your not going to drink it, mix all together in a cup and either heat on stove until cough drop is melted or put in microwave until cough drop is melted....stir completely....
test with your finger to make sure the mixture is not hot enough to burn you.

Take a mouthful "about as much as you would when you use mouthwash" and gargle the mixture for as long as possible. This will taste bad, but it cleanses your throat and will help with pain. It will also help if you have a cough the menthol in the cough drop helps.

You should have enough to gargle 2 times.

If you have a bad cough and or sore throat sometimes after doing this I take a few tablespoons full of hard liquor and swish it around in my mouth before swallowing it. This also helps kill bacteria, if this is for a child I would not recommend it but honestly for an adult it helps a little. However, the above mixture after the cup of hot tea is all you should need I recommend it before bed time and once in the morning.

Leave feedback if this works for you.

Remember to always seek medical attention for severe problems. Sometimes antibiotics are needed. Untreated strep can lead to severe problems and even heart conditions. Use your own good judgement, I hope this treatment gets you through the cold/flu season.

Have a good one,

Ron-
#175 - Ron - 06/11/2011 - 21:31
The apple cider vinegar didn't work for very long. I gargled a sip for about 10 seconds then drank it. It worked for about a minute then the pain came back.
#176 - Christina - 07/31/2011 - 22:58
i have a terrible sore throat and i couldnt get anything to help.so i read a bunch of suggestions on here and decided to make my own concoction:
i had about 1/4 of warm water in a cup.
i added about 3 tbs of honey, some powdered cinnamon, and powdered ginger. i mixed them then put the whole thing in the microwave for about 19 seconds. then i added two tea bags and let it steep.then i put it back in the microwave for about 20 seconds and mixed it again. then i sat down and took little sips at a time and gargled each one.
it helped quite abit,but u may have to it like every half hour or so.
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#178 - Sonia. - 10/21/2011 - 05:31
chicken soup
#179 - ann - 10/31/2011 - 23:13
my throat has been hurting for a while
#180 - tina - 01/06/2012 - 10:06
To cure a sore throat open your mouth and let natural daylight illuminate your throat. The light creates hydrogen peroxide on the surface of your skin (process of photo-oxidation). The hydrogen peroxide kills the bacteria and viruses that cause sore throats instantly. You will feel instant relief. If you can't get out into the sun when you feel a sore throat coming on use UV-Aid. It directs light into your throat that makes the hydrogen peroxide.
#181 - kevin - 02/08/2012 - 15:53
I've read a few suggestions here and some are down right dangerous if you follow them to the letter. Like the one that said to use boilin' hot water, please folks don't do that or you'll scald yourself.
First I take two asprins. Then get a juice glass, use a teaspoon of salt with about a Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and about a half cup of warm water. Stir those together till the salt mixes from the bottom of the glass in with the vinegar and water. Next, gargle the contents in small amounts, till it's all gone. Don't swallow it. That should help ease the pain. Repeat the process everytime you retake your dosage of asprin.
#182 - Nikki - 04/07/2012 - 19:40
I have red bumps in the back of my throat. I tried alot of home remedies but none of them worked.
#183 - sid - 10/31/2012 - 17:46
I have the worst sore throat ever but I just put a huge glob of pure honey on a table spoon and it feels a lot better but it probably won't work for that long. Hope it works for you
#184 - Katie - 05/14/2013 - 13:58
Ive got really bad sore throat and loads of extra saliva. I saw on another site to drink warm Orange Juice, and its good temporary relief. Surly it helps recovery also.
#185 - Tim J - 08/21/2013 - 07:54
I had my sore throat for 4 days now i need a remedy quick
#186 - Patricia Sheegog - 05/20/2014 - 09:10
Will limes work or does it have to be lemons??
#187 - sylvia - 09/10/2014 - 05:00
My sore throat is from black mold any clues?
#188 - karen - 12/28/2014 - 19:21
I had a sever sore throat for four days which was driving me crazy from itching to pain and I tried to gargle with apple cider vinegar and also I boiled 2 cups of water add a couple radish,red Union,one clove of garlic a little fresh ginger and mint let everything boil for 10 minutes after let to it cool a little the temperature that doesn\'t burn my mouth just drink the juice of it 3 times a day it helped with my sore throat and cough.
#189 - Mary w - 03/28/2016 - 11:01
Had ,a really good chuckle reading some of the suggestions which helped a lot ,but will also try some -esp the cold cloth on the throat trick as it makes sense ,most bugs prefer warmth and moisture Thanks ! :) ps a friend of mine highly recommends the garlic tablets you get in health stores 3 times a day , but maybe a bunch of fresh garlic would be cheaper !
#190 - Gay H - 08/22/2016 - 23:26
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