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How to Cure a Sore Throat in 48 Hours

Updated on January 5, 2012

How to cure a sore throat in 48 hours

Sore throats can be nasty and very painful. However, you don't always have to take a trip to the doctors surgery to get rid of a sore throat. There are some simple home remedies you can use to help you to get rid of a sore throat in just 48 hours. It worked for me.


Turmeric is one of the most amazing things, you should always have some in your kitchen cupboard. It is has antibiotic properties and it totally cleanses your system. When you feel a sore throat coming on, you can either put a teaspoon of powdered turmeric into some warm water and drink it or you can gargle it. Use it in soup and sprinkle it on your food. It reduces swelling and eradicates infection. Drink or gargle three times a day.

Cayenne Pepper

Believe it or not cayenne pepper eradicates infection and can also encourage the production of mucus. Therefore, helping to eliminate swelling, use cayenne pepper in the same way as you would turmeric, except you can add a spoonful of honey to every cup of warm water to make it taste better. Drink or gargle three times a day.

Honey and Lemon

Honey has antibiotic properties, it is also helps to soothe the pain. Lemon has plenty of vitamin C in it to help fight the infection. Drink honey and lemon in hot water three to four times a day.


Garlic also has antibiotic properties, it might make your breath smell a little bit But hey it will help you with your sore throat! Crush two garlic cloves with a a garlic crusher and place it into a cup of a boiling water. Let it sit for five to 10 minutes and drink it. You can drink up to three cups a day, it will encourage mucus production and reduce the swelling.


Ginger will do the same thing that garlic does, peel a small piece of ginger root. Wash it and cut it into small pieces. Place the pieces in a cup of boiling water, allow it to stand for five to 10 minutes. Drink up to three cups a day.

Plain Water

It is very important for you to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water to help encourage your body to remove the toxins. Drink at least eight to 10 large glasses of water a day.


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      Jennelle 5 years ago

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      intriguewriter 5 years ago from worldwide

      you are welcome. trust me some of these remedies really do work!

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 5 years ago from Cardiff

      I constantly suffer with throat and chest problems so may have to try some of these next time I'm ill. Thanks

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      intriguewriter 6 years ago from worldwide

      Turmeric is an indian spice/food colouring u can get the powder from most large grocery stores or indian food markets. I am in the uk so get it from asda which is wal mart in america. Its readily available and bright yellow in colour. Thanks for all the comments my fave is cayenne pepper.

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      Dawn Molinar 6 years ago from Tempe, AZ

      I have most of these items in my kitchen cupboard except for Turmeric. Where can I find that?

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      alocsin 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I'm going to try these next time I get a sore throat. The garlic solution is especially intriguing, since that's my favorite condiment. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Marie Gail Stratford 6 years ago from Olathe, KS

      Using tumeric is new to me, but the others are standard treatments I've been using all my life. Good information to share. Thanks!

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      Bud Gallant 6 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

      Definitely good ideas. I can vouch for the cayenne pepper. I've used it myself.

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      wwolfs 6 years ago

      Great remedies. I have used the garlic and lemon and honey with good results. I am definitely going to try some of the other ones you have listed. Thanks for sharing!

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      St.Cyprian 6 years ago

      Great list. I had a little sore throat the other night and I made a tea with a little powdered ginger and added some honey and when I woke up, it was gone!

      Good remedies!

      Voted up and accolades!

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      lady rain 6 years ago from Australia

      These are great home remedies. I use honey, lemon and ginger all the time. Well hubbed and voted up!