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.
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.