Anybody know any good remedies for a sore throat?

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  1. luse profile image59
    luseposted 12 years ago

    It would be great if they were doable in the office? With supplies typically found in an office.

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      kiasumamaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Try some chinese medicine, they are quite useful. If not, sleep early, drink more water and take some panadol.

    2. Sue B. profile image87
      Sue B.posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      taking honey and lemon together can sooth a throat.
      I've also used a throat coat tea before (usually in the organic/natural isle of the food store).  That you could keep in the office.
      There are always lozenges and sucking candy!

    3. Dave Mathews profile image60
      Dave Mathewsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      "Stop Talking"

    4. cloverleaffarm profile image78
      cloverleaffarmposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Slippery Elm! You can carry it with you in tablet form, or buy the herb bulk and make it into a tea. It coats and soothes all the way down. It's also great for heartburn!

    5. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
      Dubuquedogtrainerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Salt water gargle: 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. of salt in an 8 oz. glass of warm water.

    6. AEvans profile image71
      AEvansposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Lemon and Honey soothes the sore throat.

  2. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image72
    BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 12 years ago

    Instead of putting salt on your hamburger, put it in a glass with some warm water and gargle it.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      this works for me

    2. LeanMan profile image77
      LeanManposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I can't imagine putting a hamburger in a glass of water!

    3. cathylynn99 profile image76
      cathylynn99posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      the perfect dose of salt in warm water is 1/4 teaspoon salt in one cup of warm water.

  3. urmilashukla23 profile image64
    urmilashukla23posted 12 years ago

    Chop some garlic clove, keep it for 5 minutes and swallow it with 1 glass of water. Do this 3 times a day. You will feel better next day.
    Airborne also helps me in my sore throat.

  4. yoginijoy profile image64
    yoginijoyposted 12 years ago

    Gargle with vinegar. Swirl it around in your mouth, tilt your head back and get as much into the back of your throat as possible and gargle it.  This will take care of any germs you may have. Be careful not to breathe it in or choke on it.

  5. nkrohini profile image69
    nkrohiniposted 12 years ago

    Yes, I had posted a hub on this topic. The link to the hub is : … re-throat_

  6. profile image53
    Robertr04posted 12 years ago

    rainbo67 take 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 4 gloves of raw garlic. mashing the garlic up as fine as possible and mixing everything together should bring relief.

  7. cloverleaffarm profile image78
    cloverleaffarmposted 12 years ago

    Slippery Elm. It's all natural and it comes in lozenges or you can eat a pinch of powder. You can also drink slippery elm tea, with just a tad of honey. It tastes just like a maple candy.

  8. Journey * profile image67
    Journey *posted 12 years ago

    I agree with the idea of gargling salt water. Additionally, whenever I feel the very beginnings of a sore throat (just that first tickle in my throat) I take a couple of vitamin C supplements that day and in the days following. It helps a lot to ward it off.

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    deeachposted 12 years ago

    Gargling with warm water, taking halls, enough vitamins, vicks vaporub to rub against your throat/neck area, vit C, breathing exercises, staying away from people who have cough/cold :-), using handsanitizer to get rid of germs, taking nutritious food/fruit, enough water etc. may help..

  10. hinazille profile image81
    hinazilleposted 12 years ago

    a teaspoon of Manuka honey (it is a type of honey reported to have advanced medicinal properties) with some lemon juice mixed in, three to four times a day will help soothe the throat.

    additionally, it sounds yucky but adding half a teaspoon of butter to a cup of coffee also works wonders!

  11. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    Eucalyptus cough drops have always worked for me.

  12. coffeegginmyrice profile image78
    coffeegginmyriceposted 12 years ago

    Boil up a piece of fresh ginger, drink warm, not cold and drink it all the way.
    Or you may chop little pieces of ginger and chew its natural flavour. You will feel good after.

    1. profile image56
      deeachposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, this is one of the good remedies.  Ymix pieces of fresh giner in a tablespoon of honey and take that.

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      AndriyRposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      100% support ginger! I use it in a form of  a tea: 5 slices of ginger + a spoon of honey + a good slice of lemon.

  13. WorkAtHomeMums profile image85
    WorkAtHomeMumsposted 12 years ago

    Gargle disprin and swallow

  14. ftclick profile image56
    ftclickposted 12 years ago

    natural vitamin C (kiwi or Oranges), chili peppers, & lots of water to flush the bacteria out.

  15. Express10 profile image77
    Express10posted 12 years ago

    I like to use warm tea, not something very hot. You may be able to get some soothing cough drops.

  16. lotuslove19 profile image67
    lotuslove19posted 12 years ago

    For sour throat put a half tsp of alum powder and 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder,mix well and apply it inside your throat ,or get Dabur's red powder manjan ( … MANJAN.jpg)and apply the powder inside your throat ,it will completely cure your problem . you may gargal with warm water to which add 1/2 tsp of salt and alum powder 1/2 tsp

  17. artist101 profile image62
    artist101posted 12 years ago

    For a sore throat, I use zinc lozenges. 1 lozenge every 3-4 hours. Very effective.


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