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Sore Throat Cures

Last Modified on Mar 25, 2014

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Iodine Painting

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YEA (14)
NAY (1)

[YEA]  11/19/2005: Hallie from The Woodlands, TX: "Putting Iodine on my wrists and throat did a wonder. I'm picky when it comes to tasting juice or vinegar, so the iodine was perfect!"

[YEA]  Greg from Atlanta, GA: "Painting Iodine on my wrist gets rid of my sore throat every time!"

06/30/2008: Diane from San Miguel Allende, GTO replies: "i read about the remedy suggested to cure sore throat by painting iodine on the skin of the throat and wrists. i have mixed a capful of iodine w/ a glass of water and gargled. has anyone else done this. i was concerned about any toxic effects?"
07/09/2011: Joseph from Maywood, New Jersey, Usa replies: "For younger children, try a spoonful of any kind of thick syrup. I remember when I was younger it worked every time in relieveing a sore throat, but doesn't work now. If you have kids with a sore throat, this might not be the best way to cure it, but it is the one your kids will probably like the most."

[YEA]  Nita from St Pete, FL: "Iodine definitely works for me, however, I find it best to use the clear "decolorized" iodine, available at most drugstores. I paint it on the inside of the wrists (where the veins are closest to the skin) and on the sides of the throat."

[YEA]  Loni from Tallahassee, Fla: "Iodine is my drug of choice. I use it for EVERYTHING. I raise my kids and now my grandkids on iodine. My son was due to have his tonsils removed and I decided to paint his tonsils and he has never been had any more problems with his throat. I took a spray bottle and poured some iodine into the bottle and sprayed his tonsils. As you may know iodine dries quickly, so he didn't really swallow any. It worked within 24 hours after spraying the throat. I have done it for my sore throat and it clears it right up."


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Lemon Remedy for a Sore Throat

Home Remedy Ingredients:

  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Mug of Hot Water
  • Honey (optional)

Squeeze the juice of an entire lemon into a mug of hot water and sweeten with honey. Drink to soothe and cure most sore throats.

NB: This sore throat cure is not good for strep throat.

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  02/24/2012: James from Sydney, Nsw: "I have had a sore throat overnight and was getting rather annoying, so I went on this website and saw this lemon juice and honey cure, I tried it out and it worked! ... Well sort of, it worked for awhile but then it stopped. So I made some more and drank that and it worked again, so I'm just going to take it every time my sore thoat comes back and hopefully it wil get the "message" and go away. Hopefully."

[YEA]  06/21/2011: Nathalie from Farrockaway, Ny: "okay I tried the lemon juice just a little bit and put like half a cup of hot water the lemon juice was bottled in the fridge so it came out warm with the hot water from the sink. I gargled it a few times but im not a a very good gargler idk I dont do it as much but then I tried gargling it deeper and when I did that mucus or w. E it may be started spittin back up im guessin thats either the thing that was causing strep throat or idk it was cleaning it out and I feel as if it worked.... But I only did it for a little and though my throat is cleared I still feel the soreness im sure if I did it for a while longer it wouldve been gone , I just dont have the time so im making me a tea... to clear off the rest im hoping and pretty sure itll be better after the tea if not ill go back to deep gargling the lemon juice with hot water ...."

[YEA]  09/25/2008: Julie from Charleston, SC: "Sore Throat: Lemon and Salt work for a sore throat because they dry up infection. Most sore throats are caused by infection in the glands in your throat and lemon, salt, ginger kill infection."

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  02/27/2011: Joshe from Madison, Wi replies: "Bad sore throat yesterday. Gargled with some straight lemon juice at about 4 am this morning (I couldn't seem to fall back asleep due to throat). This morning, my throat feels not completely normal, but it doesn't hurt at all. This website is going on my bookmark list."

[YEA]  09/13/2008: Becka from Brighton, MI: "Honey and lemon on Peanut Butter helped my sore throat. Mix Two heaping tablespoons of peanut butter, A tablespoon and a 1/2 of lemon juice and honey. Eat with spoon when throat is sore."

[YEA]  06/15/2008: Kyle from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: "Sore Throat: well you get a lemon and cut it off at the top and you put a pepper mint in the center of the lemon then in a bout a hour of sucking on the lemon bammm baby its gone i got this from my 73 year old grampa"

[YEA]  05/08/2008: Dave from Boston, MA: "I squeezed the juice of one lemon plus a tablesoon of honey and a dash of ground ginger and microwaved the mixture for 30 seconds. It was very soothing, cleared up my sore throat, and it tastes good too!"

[YEA]  07/10/2007: Fabio from Toronto, canada: "so i wake up in the morning almost everyday with a sore throat so i got sick and tired of it and started looking for cures on the internet and came across this page, i tried lemon water and honey and a few minutes later BAMM no more sore throat lol. this works great."

[YEA]  05/30/2007: Susan from Edmonton, Canada: "For a sore throat...1/2 cup of warm water, fresh lemon or lemon juice squeezed into warm water and 1 tsp honey. It really works....and it is very soothing."

[NAY]  07/06/2011: Anne from Winter Haven, Fl replies: "didnt work for me... Drank and gargled it:( my throat is still sore. I didnt really like how it tasted."
07/07/2011: Diane from Los Angeles, California Usa replies: "For a sore throat try hot water with salt in it and gargle with this salt water every ten minutes. This usually helps a sore throat."

[NAY]  05/09/2007: Tony from Montreal, Quebec, Canada: "Sucking on a lemon: If you have mononucleosis, do not try this. I did, and my throat is worse. (It did NOT cure my throat)"

[YEA]  01/24/2007: Djuana from Brooklyn, NY: "I tried fresh lemon squeezed on half a spoon and honey on the other half and swallow it down. This really works for sore throat!"

[YEA]  12/30/2006: Anonymous : "a mug half full of hot water. A good sized lemon. Cut in half (use a strainer or de seed if desired)squeeze lemon juice in to mug of hot water. And most important ingredient: HONEY. 2 TSP depending on how sweet you prefer. IMPORTANT FYI : When sick w/ a cold or flu try not to drink orange juice or apple juice they tend to en flame a sore throat. So since you must drink lots of fluids Gatorade/Powerade ,7up, teas (best if hot no caffeine too) but stay away from cold juices that are citric acid HOT IS BEST"



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