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Sore throat remedies that actually work?

 
jeanclaudia

Asked by jeanclaudia at 7:17 PM on Aug. 4, 2009 in Health

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  • Honey (anti-bacterial) with cayenne pepper (anti-inflammatory)
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:43 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • gargle with lots of salt water once you feel the sore throat coming on..
    mschanng

    Answer by mschanng at 7:19 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • Slippery Elm tea is a good natural remedy.

    Nothing will make the pain go away permanently...only time to heal will.
    timelessglass

    Answer by timelessglass at 7:20 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • You can get Slippery Elm in lozenges, too. Go to a health food store for it.


    http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/slippery-elm-000274.htm

    timelessglass

    Answer by timelessglass at 7:22 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • warm tea with honey..works so good...always does the trick for me
    Lovin_mybaby5

    Answer by Lovin_mybaby5 at 7:24 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • Sniff warm salt water up your nostrils (non-iodized salt) and spit it out, then gargle with more salt water. Cleaning out your nasal passages and sinuses will sometimes get rid of the stuff that drips down and causes sore throat. I am using a netipot now - they come with the solution mix and are easy to use, you tilt your head sideways over the sink and pour the solution into the nostril so that it flows out of the other one. It does a very good job. You can buy them in a grocery store or pharmacy. Also drinking echinacea tea helps a sore throat. and mix a little lemon with honey and take that. Also, make sure your sore throat isn't caused by reflux.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 7:26 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • Thanks everyone, I'll try these suggestions!
    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 7:30 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • at shot of hot tequila with honey always works my mawmaw would give us that.
    ggiovanni

    Answer by ggiovanni at 7:42 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • Love this website for ideas http://earthclinic.com/CURES/sore_throat.html
    Lynette

    Answer by Lynette at 8:16 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • gargle salt water
    drink hot tea with honey and lemon
    Niki_sd

    Answer by Niki_sd at 12:22 PM on Aug. 5, 2009

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