14 Fast Tips to Cure a Sore Throat

Nothing is more pesky and annoying than an itchy, sore throat. Just hearing about one makes you want to pop a lozenge in your mouth! In the United States alone, around 3 million people are diagnosed with strep throat every year. It’s better to treat a sore throat at the very early stage, and several simple at-home care strategies can help you with that in a matter of seconds.

1. Gargle with salt water.

14 Fast Tips to Cure a Sore Throat

Something as simple as salt can help heal your throat by pulling mucus out of your inflamed tissue. All you need to do is mix around half a teaspoon of table salt with 8 ounces of warm water, stirring it all until the salt has dissolved. Once you’ve got this mixture, gargle with it for a few seconds. If your throat still hurts, repeat doing this several times a day. You can also add lemon juice to help the mixture kill more viruses and bacteria.

 

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