Sore Throat
Natural Remedies

10 Top Home Remedies for a Sore Throat

Mouthwash
Posted by Katy (Brighton, England) on 09/23/2012
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Wow. I tried this and felt fine almost instantly! I did things a little different though, I watered down some mouthwash and swallowed that and it worked just as well! Thank you!


Mouthwash
Posted by Inka (Narnia, Neverneverland) on 09/23/2012
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This is a definite yea. As soon as I tried it, my throat began feeling better.


Mouthwash
Posted by Kaylah (Winnipeg, Manitoba) on 07/04/2012
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THANK YOU!!! Im 13 and in gymnastics! And whenever I got to do a flip my throat kills me! :( but then I looked up sore throat remedies and I got mouthwash! I tried it and voila!! I can swallow! Thank you so much for this remedie!!


Mouthwash
Posted by Olivia (Yorktown, Virginia, Us) on 03/08/2012
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I tried this with some mouthwash at my house and it worked almost instantly! XD


Mouthwash
Posted by 1kennb (Long Island, Ny) on 03/05/2012
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A follow up: after only a couple of days of gargling with mouthwash (Equate anticavity) only a few times a day, the sore throat is gone and hasn't come back for two days now. Just sayin'...


Mouthwash
Posted by 1kennb (Long Island, Ny) on 03/03/2012
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Acknowledging the fact that it could be bacterial or viral, I needed to try something quick last night and checked out the many suggestions on this site. Not having many of the ingredients to some "cures, " I tried the warm salt water two different times to no avail. I then tried gargling (do NOT swallow! ) Equate (Walmart) "anticavity mouthwash" (active ingredient: sodium fluoride.0221%) before going to bed. Woke up with no pain at all, feeling much better. Used same twice today with very slight soreness persisting when swallowing but much better than it's been. If it gets worse or doesn't go away, will see a doctor this week.


Mouthwash
Posted by Barb (Aberdeen, WA) on 05/07/2009
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When you gargle with Listerine for a sore throat, try this: when you are done gargling, let just a SMALL amount of the Listerine go down your throat. In this way, the Listerine reaches any germs that are a little farther down your throat, where gargling can't reach. I have tried this several times, and if you do it about three times a day, as long as your throat is sore, it will relieve it. It's also important to do all the other good things too, though, such as getting extra rest, drinking liquids, etc.


Mouthwash
Posted by Christina (Tallahassee, Florida) on 12/08/2008
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I tried gargling mouthwash for my sore throat and it worked right away. My throat started to hurt a little while after but its much more tollerable now that I can actually swallow! I used about a cm over the line inside the cap of the mouthwash.


Mouthwash
Posted by Jonathan (Rocklin, CA) on 08/07/2008
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Anteseptic mouthwash gargled on the back of the throat effectively relieves mild to severe soar throat pain. This method also shortens the length of an average soar throat. I have told many friends about this method and have received it's praise every time!


Mouthwash
Posted by KIM (LAS COLINAS, TEXAS) on 05/14/2007
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SORE THROAT REMEDY EITHER TRY A SHOT OF BACARDI 151 OR SWALLOW A BIT OF LISTERINE EVERY FEW HOURS THIS HELPS EASE A SORE THROAT.