Ways to Get Rid of Sore Throat

In this post we are going to look at the various ways to get rid of sore throat. Many people who are having sore throat are always uncomfortable. If sore throat is not treated properly, it can lead to a severe pain which may even threaten someone’s life. So before we look at the ways to get rid of sore throat, let us first look at the meaning of sore throat.

A sore throat refers to pain, itchiness or irritation of the throat. You may have difficulty swallowing food and liquids, and the pain may get worse when you try to swallow. Throat pain is the primary symptom of a sore throat.

The causes of sore throat are allergies, dry air, and outdoor pollution, as well as illnesses like the common cold, flu, measles, chickenpox, mononucleosis (mono), and the croup, can all cause sore throats. These illnesses are all viral infections that will not respond to antibiotics.

It is believed that bacterial infections are also responsible for only a small percentage of sore throats, including those linked with strep throat, whooping cough, and diphtheria.

Sore throat can be very painful and may even interfere with a good night’s sleep of someone that has it.

However, there are a number of home remedies you can use to soothe the pain and irritation. I have listed three powerful home remedy you can apply to get rid of sore throat. They are as follows;


First, put 1 tablespoon of honey in one cup. Add a hot water and a juice of two lemons in it. If you have a sore throat, please drink lots of warm water and hot drinks to keep your fluids up and have some honey on its own and it will settle your throat and it will relieve some of the pain. Avoid cold water and drink warm water or juice.


Gargling of salt water is a known treatment for sore throats. According to the University of Connecticut, gargling with warm salt water can help soothe a sore throat and break down secretions. It is also known to help kill bacteria in the throat.

A salt water solution consisting of 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water can help reduce swelling and keep the throat clean. This should be done three times in a day.


Peppermint is known for its ability to freshen breath. However, sprays containing peppermint oil may also relieve sore throats. Peppermint has menthol, which helps thin mucus and calm sore throats and coughs. However, a case study reports that peppermint contains anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties, which may help encourage healing.

However, preventing a sore throat involves staying away from those who are sick with an infectious illness like the flu or strep throat, and washing your hands frequently. You can also avoid spicy or particularly acidic foods, and stay away from chemical fumes or smoke that could cause inflammation.

If you follow these three procedure listed above then you will be able to get rid of sore throat permanently out from your system.

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