How to cure sore throat in a natural way?
• United States
14 Oct 07
Honey and lemon work best for me, fresh lemon seems to work best - just squeeze the juice of one in a cup of honey and eat a spoon or two of it every now and then. My youngest son doesn't like either and says garling with salt water works best.
• United States
12 Oct 07
Gargle with salt water, it wont just soothe but also heal whatever is causing the problem. When I had strep throat I did this 3 times a day, because my dr couldnt get me in right away, by the time he did he said it was starting to cure on its own. I still had to take a antibiotic to kill the germ all together but it helped immensely
9 Mar 09
A sore throat is an infection that can be either viral or bacterial.It is most commonly caused by a contagious viral infection(such as the flu,cold or mononucleosis),although more serious throat infections can be caused by a bacterial infection(such as strep,mycoplasma or hemophilus).Bacterial sore throats respond well to antibiotics while viral infections do not.For viral infections,there are many natural remedies that u can take to cure a sore throat.Some of these folk remedies work within an hour or two,others take effect overnight. If you do not see some improvement overnight,please visit ur doctor,especially if u suspect strep throat. A sore throat can be a minor, but annoying, ailment, or it can be a symptom of a serious illness.Causes range from a stuffy nose or a cold to strep throat, a bacterial throat infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes.Since untreated strep throat can lead to rheumatic fever and scarlet fever, it's important to get medical help as early as possible into the illness.Along with producing severe soreness in ur gullet,strep throat may be accompanied by fever,body aches and pains,and malaise. If u have these symptoms,or if u have a sore throat lasting more than 2,3 days,it makes good sense to see a doctor.For mild sore throats that accompany a cold or allergy,there are soothing remedies using common household items that can stand alone or work side-by-side with traditional medicine to stifle that soreness remedies for sore throat: A teaspoon of raw honey helps releave throat inflamation. boil lemonade and then drink it. HEat milk with one tablespoon of butter and one tablespoon of honey.Then drink it while it is still very hot.This will coat your throat making it feel better,& the heat will make swelling go down.this is not only effective but also very tasty. Soak 3 tbsp of freshly grated ginger in a pint of hot water for 5-8 mins.Strain and drink before bedtime.Add lemon juice if sore throat is accompanied by chesty cough.Drinking the ginger infusion throughout the day & at bedtime for 1-2 days will completely cure your sore throat.u will see a noticable difference after 1cup.Ginger is an anti-inflammatory,anti-viral painkiller & mild sedative.Lemon reduces the production of mucus so is helpful for the cough. Gargle every hour with vineager water or salt water.I must say that within seconds to minutes throat will heal. take regular size shot glass,fill half full of vinegar,half honey,& 1/2sp of cayenne pepper. Warm it all up and swallow in one drink.in minutes your sore throat will be better. 1sp apple cider vinegar into 1cup of warm water.Gargle then swallow each mouthfull till gone.Repeat if necessary. Herbs can reduce pain and inflammation,provide temporary relief, and help heal raw throat tissues.Typical immune boosters such as echinacea and goldenseal or Oregon grape root are good to take when you have a sore throat that is caused by a cold or flu. Garlic can also be helpful when battling illiness because it will fight off offending bacteria or viruses.Try adding it raw to your salad and other dishes.
8 Mar 09
i think warm water and salt is quite gud... i am having a bad sore throat and yet i willbe singing for one more week.. i am jst wori abt dat competition... but anyway... will drinking salt water and honey lemon together.. will i get diarrhea or wad? i got a sensitive stomach.... can anyone help me find more way so that within this week i cld get rid of that irritating sore throat....