Remedies for Sore Throat....

Updated on September 19, 2011
K.G. asks from Fort Lauderdale, FL
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I have had a sore throat for a few days now :0(
Unfortunately, I don't sleep well so I get sore throats a lot... Besides gargling with salt and water, taking zicam, zinc and vitamin C, what are some remedies that "truly" work with curing sore throats?

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answers from Roanoke on

I always drink hot toddys when I'm sick. Boil water, steep lemon, add honey, a touch of brandy, and fresh ginger (esp if you have a cough). Works wonders.
Feel better!

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answers from Fayetteville on

A ENT ( ear nose and throat) Dr once advised me to have my little girl gargle with 1/2 Mylanta and 1/2 benadryl. Then spit it out. He stated she could do this up to 6 times daily. She had strep throat. It really helped. We use that remedy to this day.

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answers from Redding on

My kids liked warm jello. Mix it up and drink it before it sets.
It's worth a try.

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answers from Phoenix on

Gargle with warm salt water.

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answers from Atlanta on

Warm some water and put three drops of high grade tea tree oil in it and gargle for as long as you can. It absorbs deep into the tissue and is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and soothing. Sipping melaleuca tea will also help. That's how it got the name "tea tree." You can even breath in the warm vapors while you sip and help the nasal passages....

God bless!

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answers from Dallas on

Tylenol...and sipping hot lemonade!

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answers from Kansas City on

Sore throats are also caused from drainage, so I would try an antihistamine. That is what the Dr. always tells me to give my daughter when she is coughing from drainage. I just get the generic allergy pills at Wal-mart. The allergy season has been horrible this month. Good luck.

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answers from St. Louis on

hot tea, honey, & lemon. The tannin in the tea helps heal the throat.

hot toddy (my gpa's fav): a little bit of bourbon, honey, & lemon. Heated to a soothing temp.

my fav: the hot tea combo....with a little brandy in it. Does wonders!

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answers from Austin on

I like mint tea with honey to soothe my throat, and ibuprofen to decrease the inflammation. If the sore throat is caused by allergies, sinus infection, tonsillitis, or acid reflux, then you might need to treat the cause as well as the symptoms.

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answers from El Paso on

I make a lemon "tea." Lemon juice from half of a lemon, hot water, and salt to taste. Granted, I love the taste of lemon, and I've been drinking this since I was a kid... I might be a little weird... :)


answers from Biloxi on

When my throat is sore I drink either jasmine or mint tea with honey.
Soothing and non caffeinated.



answers from Denver on

Humidifier is a great help. Also try benedryl. If it helps, you know it's the post nasal drip - potentially from allergies. Honey is good too.



answers from Honolulu on

Mince up a clove of garlic .
Then drink/swallow it with juice or something.
Garlic, has natural antibacterial properties.
Do this about 3 times a day.
It generally helps to get rid of colds, as well.


answers from Phoenix on

Usually when you get a sore throat its because your nose is running down your throat aggrivating it. So if your nose is runny too, see if you can get something over the counter like Sudafed to help stop that and your throat will probably stop hurting too. Good luck!



answers from Boca Raton on

first of all NO sugar, nothing with any sugar in it, it weakens your immune system. No dairy, no processed foods.
Gargle with apple cider vinegar.
Your body is sick because it's trying to get rid of bad stuff you've put inside. The long term cure for sickness is to change what you put in all the time.
Miso soup is great too



answers from Appleton on

Chamomile and mint tea. Chamomile tea removes toxins from the body, but I'm not real thrilled with the taste so I use a tea bag of each in a 12 cup drip coffee maker. Drink it all in one day. Repeat the next day and you should start to feel better.
Be warned it makes you sweat and pee and pee and pee. That's how your body rids itself of toxins.

I'm enjoying some now as I watch the Di Vinci Code. My sinuses are filling up and making my ears ring. Ahh, lovely fall allergies. :-)

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