How to Get Rid of a Sore Throat - Natural Remedies


Gargle. Mix salt and warm water and gargle several times a day to help relieve an irritated throat naturally.


Drink tea. Consume hot teas to stop inflammation and soothe a dry, sore throat.


Use a towel. Heat a wet cloth in the microwave, and wrap the cloth around your neck to get rid of a sore throat.


Try zinc. Suck on zinc lozenges to improve your immune system and treat a sore throat.


Increase vitamin C. Fight infections with vitamin C supplements or orange juice.


Stay indoors. Inhaling cold air prolongs a sore throat. Remain behind closed doors or wrap a scarf around your throat, neck and mouth until your sore throat improves.


Increase heat. Stay warm to fight colds and get rid of a sore throat naturally.


Try ice. Some people respond to cold therapy. Suck on an ice cube to see if inflammation improves.

Tips and Warnings

  • See a doctor if sore throat doesn't improve within a week.