Home Healing: The Top 10 Ways to Sooth a Sore Throat

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Sore throats are a common manifestation of many illnesses, such as colds, the flu, and sinus and respiratory infections. Most of these diseases are self-limiting, requiring only self-care at home to treat the symptoms. Surely, the itchy, painful, raspy, inflamed tissues of a sore throat is one of the most bothersome and uncomfortable of these symptoms. Here we give you the top 10 ways to sooth your sore throat through simple home remedies.

10Gargles with salt water

Mix one teaspoon of table salt with 1 cup of warm water until dissolved. Gargle the saltwater for 30 seconds, spit out, and repeat as needed. The salt helps reduce the swelling of the throat tissues and kills bacteria.