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Sore Throat Remedies - Easy to Use Home Remedies for Sore Throats Caused by Allergies, GERD, Cold, Flu and More!

Updated on September 15, 2011


One of the most uncomfortable and annoying symptoms of a cold or flu is a sore throat. The itchiness, scratchiness and painful swallowing makes being sick even more unpleasant.

Luckily there are some soothing home remedies for a sore throat that are readily available in your own home.

The following are some simple, yet quick acting sore throat relievers.

Go With The Old Fashioned Sore Throat Home Remedy

This is an old fashioned, yet still popular home remedy for a sore throat that many swear by. You will need:

1 Cup Milk
1 Tbsp. Butter
1. Tbsp. Honey
Sprinkle Sugar

Simply heat the milk along with one tablespoon of butter and one tablespoon of honey. (If you like s slightly sweeter taste you can also add a touch of sugar.) Drink it as hot as you can stand it, but be very careful not to burn your tongue or mouth. This awesome sore throat remedy will make your throat feel better by coating it and the heat from the warm/hot milk will help make the swelling go down.

Try Apple Cider Vinegar for a Sore Throat

A popular ingredient in many home remedies, apple cider vinegar can also work wonders for a sore throat. Simply combine 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with an 8 ounce glass of water and drink down. If you would like to add a little more flavor feel free to add 1 tablespoon of honey. This is another instant soother.


Gargle Well with Warm Saltwater

This is another popular home remedy commonly recommended by doctors. Simply dissolve ½ teaspoon of salt with a ½ cup of warm water. Mix together well, then gargle. It works best if done at least 3 or 4 times a day because it helps cut phlegm and also helps to reduce inflammation. Just be sure not to swallow too much of this solution due to its higher sodium content. This should be used for gargling only.

Gargle With Listerine

Another easy-to-use home remedy is to use Listerine Mouthwash.  Simply gargle with Listerine 2 or 3 times a day and it will have a similar effect as gargling with salt water.  Be sure to use a small clean cup instead of the Listerine bottle cap to gargle however if you share use of the bottle with others in the home. If your sore throat is due to a flu or cold you can still be contagious.

Try This Lemon Juice Mixture

Combine 1 tablespoon honey with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in a glass of warm water and sip. This should also help to relieve sore throat symptoms.

Drink a Lime Juice Mixture for a Sore Throat

This is the same as above except using lime juice. Again combine 1 tablespoon of honey with one tablespoon of lime juice in a cup of warm water and sip.

Drink Any Soothing Hot Fluids to Soothe a Sore Throat

If your throat is that sore, chances are you are not in the mood to swallow any foods that will irritate it any further. This is one of the reasons why a soothing hot chicken broth or soup is the perfect solution. Not only has chicken soup been found to help in the healing process of a cold, but the warmth helps with throat pain as well. Keep in mind that drinking other hot fluids all day long is important as well. Consider hot tea with lemon and honey or even some hot lemonade. It will be as if you are putting a hot pack directly on your throat.

Drink More Water

It seems that nowadays drinking more water is the solution to many common ailments, and a sore throat is no exception. Drinking more water helps to keep your throat well lubricated as well as helps flush out any possible infection from your system quicker.

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