Home Remedies for Soar Throat

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  1. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    It's really late where I am and I'm getting just a touch of a soar throat. Does anybody have any nifty home solutions they use for soar throats?
     
  2. furcalchick macrumors 68020

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    try honey and lemon. it's good for a cold, not sure about sore throat, but it should work.
     
  3. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    Lemon, Honey, and Hot water

    Works wonders :)

    Ed
     
  4. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Tea with honey, lemon and if you're feeling brave some ginger/garlic.
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Gargle with salt dissolved in warm water. *(don't swallow)
     
  6. mlw1235 macrumors 6502

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    I swear by airborne. If you don't have any around, pick some up and keep it in the medicine cabinet.

    College does awful things to your health, I've learned to keep it close by this year.
     
  7. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    Gargle listerine or scope for 30 seconds , real good deep throat gurgles.
    helps everytime and I keep the stuff around only because it does help.

    I used to mix equal part coarse mustard and warm water and gargle that, wow, throat felt fine after the burning stopped.
     
  8. TequilaBoobs macrumors 6502a

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    thats what i do, and i am susceptible to strept throat.
     
  9. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

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    Well I searched high and low for honey and couldn't find any, so I tried this. It actually relieved it quite substantially! I wonder how long the relief will last?

    Thanks for that suggestion though. The pain was really sharp for some reason. This soar throat just appeared out of nowhere, I think it's related to dryness in my house rather than any sort of sickness.
     
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    As hot and salty as you can stand it. You can rinse your mouth out with water, after (but don't re-gargle with plain water).

    Make sure you're drinking lots of water, too. Feel better soon!
     
  11. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    I have always done the the gargle like others here. Grandmaw knows best.;)

    Salt water gargle + chloroseptic gargle
     
  12. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    Hope so. If it's dryness or allergy related, do you have a humidifier? The saltwater solution is a tried and true one. Also if you have some throat lozenges (some have an anesthetic (Novocain) which also come in sprays to help deaden the pain, if you're not allergic to any kind of anesthetic.

    And some sleep, if you can sleep in. After a day, if it persists, especially redness and white pockets, time to see a medical physician. There's been a pretty nasty bug going around which has started with just a sore throat. Hope you pull out of it, okay, tomorrow.
     
  13. furious macrumors 65816

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    Any combination of lemon, honey and ginger. I like to combine all together in a tea type mix. Works well.
     
  14. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

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    My soar throat has gone away completely for about an hour now thanks everyone for your suggestions!
     
  15. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    A very appropriate prescription for a throat that soars.
     
  16. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Take one Airborne and dissolve it in warm water. Gargle/drink. Good to go.
    :p
     
  17. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

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    That's what I've always done. It works and it feels nice!
     
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    I was thinking about clipping its wings...
     
  19. neut macrumors 68000

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    Lemon juice gargle ... followed by cayenne pepper gargle.

    or more traditional

    hydrogen peroxide gargle followed by Listerine.

    hot salt water will always be suggested by your local physician. :)
     
  20. Music_Producer macrumors 68000

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    I have always wondered about the warm part of a warm salt water gargle for sore throats (and yes, i am a doc) The salt obviously helps in reducing the water retention caused due to inflammation (and the mucus that stays lodged in the pharyngeal cavity)

    But whenever a muscle is inflammed.. you tend to put an ice pack on it.. as that constricts the blood vessels.. effectively reducing inflammation. So in my opinion, hot water would increase inflammation. I tried a cold (not ice cold.. just regular cold water) salt water gargle and that seemed to work much better than a warm salt water gargle.

    Just an opinion.. you might want to try it next time you have a sore throat.. see if it helps. For me it did.. and try making it as salty as possible.. the more the salt.. the greater the recovery.
     
  21. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

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    I get bad sore throat related illnesses 2-3 times a year and sometimes it's so bad I have to grip something from the pain when I swallow.

    The only things I found somewhat helpful are Chloroseptic sprays (The sprays have to be just right and it wears off fast), lots of cold liquids or ice pops, and plently of Tylenols.

    Is Airborne really that good? I never tried it, but always curious.
     
  22. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    I was going to suggest putting some salt on its tail... that's what my mother told me as a kid...

    Seriously though for a sore throat, the best thing you can do is gargle with some sort of antiseptic. I use TCP, but I haven't been able to find the equivalent in the US. I know that chloraseptic spray has the same active ingredient... mouthwash would work, I suppose. when you gargle though, you need to try to let the liquid go as far to the back of your mouth as possible... just before gagging point. Just DON'T swallow!

    Good luck!
     
  23. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, just for the record...a "soar" throat is actually spelled "sore." Sorry, I have a thing for misspelled words.
     
  24. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

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    How do you know my throat isn't flying at very high altitude?
     

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