How To Treat Strep Throat

Strep Throat

Strep throat is a serious and very painful sore throat that is more common in children and teens although it can be contracted by anyone.

Strep throat can be caused by several different illnesses of which most is caused by a viral infection which does not respond to antibiotics. And only 5-10 percent is actually caused by a bacterial infection which is usually treated with antibiotics.

This article covers several different home remedies that you can use to help get some relief from strep throat.

Just remember that strep throat can be serious so it's always a good idea to seek medical attention. And even though these home remedies are safe and free from side effects it's always best to discuss with your doctor any remedies that you might be taking.

Manuka honey for strep throat
Manuka honey for strep throat

Treat Strep Throat With Manuka Honey

Manuka honey contains natural antibacterial properties that has been shown to kill bacteria including streptococcal which causes strep throat. Dosage is 3 TBS. of Manuka honey a day.

Cayenne Pepper For Strep Throat

Try a hot cup of tea with manuka honey, lemon and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.  The cayenne pepper helps to kill germs as well as providing pain relief.

Salt Water

Gargling with salt water is also another good strep throat treatment. The salt water will help with the pain as well as kill germs.

Garlic For Strep Throat

Mix 4 cloves of fresh garlic that has been minced into a TBS. of Manuka honey and 1/4 tsp. of cayenne pepper. This can be eaten several times a day for a triple dose of Strep throat relief.


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