Did you know there were natural remedies that can help cure a sore throat fast?
Dry, scratchy sore throats are a pain in the neck. (Ha! See what I did there?)
When you have a sore throat, every swallow amplifies the pain. The worst is when you wake up and you have to take that first swallow. Ugh.
Keep the following items on hand and you can make your sore throat go away.
Cure a Sore Throat Fast
Honey has been touted as MORE effective than any over the counter products you can buy for easing the pain of a sore throat.
You can chose to swallow a spoonful of honey, or add honey to one of the recommended sore throat soothing herbal teas.
At the first sign of a sore throat, start gargling with salt water.
Dissolve 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of salt in one cup warm water and gargle.
Repeat 4 to 5 times throughout your day.
Gargling flushes out bacteria, reduces swelling, and loosens mucus.
While drinking any tea can help soothe a sore throat, these two herbal teas can soothe and aide in healing.
Horehound Tea thins mucus and reduces inflammation.
Slippery Elm Tea coats the throat and eases soreness.
It’s a good idea to have both of these teas stocked in your natural medicine cabinet.
While garlic isn’t exactly classified as an herb, for this article we’re classifying it as an herbal supplement.
Classification is not important.
What is important is how garlic works in the body.
Garlic has both immune boosting and antimicrobial properties, which means it helps the body to fight off your sore throat.
When anyone in my family starts to get sick, I put garlic bread on the menu. Add lots of fresh minced garlic to butter and spread on warm bread.
The best method for keeping your family healthy is to make sure everyone is washing their hands. It’s easy to make Homemade Kid-Friendly Foaming Hand Soap with non-toxic antibacterial essential oils.
If someone does come home with a sore throat, you’ll want to make sure you disinfect your home using a non-toxic Disinfecting Spray like Lysol.
Then, be sure you disinfect these 10 germ-covered things we all touch!
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I call the doctor?
You should call the doctor when:
- The sore throat lasts more than 2 days.
- The sore throat is accompanied by a fever of 102 degrees or higher.
- The sore throat is accompanied by an earache.
Will a sore throat heal by itself?
If the sore throat is caused by a virus, then yes, it will heal within 5 to 7 days. If you suspect your sore throat is actually strep throat, you should call the doctor.
Use these natural remedies to cure a sore throat fast and you’ll be feeling better soon!