Home Remedy for a Sore Throat

Because the most common cause for a sore throat is a viral infection, the body typically can heal itself without the need for prescription medications. It usually takes about two to five days for a viral sore throat to go away. In the meantime, there are some remedies that you can do to help alleviate discomfort.
 
Home remedies for a sore throat can include:
 
  • Pain medicines
  • Oral rinses
  • Throat lozenges
  • Throat sprays
  • Decongestants
  • Natural therapies.
     
(For more ideas to try at home, click Sore Throat Remedies. This article provides a complete overview of steps you can take at home to help reduce your symptoms, such as over-the-counter medications, salt-water gargling, and using a vaporizer.)
 
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