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Mark asks…

What is a home remedy for a sore throat?

No fever…just a sore throat.

vti answers:

Really Warm Tea works great. You can use cough drops or candy too. I use all of the above.

Betty asks…

Who has a good home remedy for sore throat and coughing?

what have you tried and has it worked for you?

vti answers:

I have two that work for me.

1) in a small bowl mix honey and lemon juice until its the thickness of cough syrup and eat by the spoonfull.

2) in a glass mix warm water with about 2 tablespoons of salt and gargle it. I know it sounds gross but it really will make u feel better

the first one will help the coughing while the second will ease the pain in ur throat.

David asks…

What is the best home remedy for a sore throat?

Besides piping hot chicken soup with garlic and carrots, I’ve already tried that. Have you tried anything that actually WORKS very well?

vti answers:

Find your nearest Organic market and get yourself some pure ORGANIC honey. Mix this with some pure natural freshly squeezed lemon juice and add a bit of hot water, stir well and drink it. Its a pretty tasty and soothing tea which has always worked for me

James asks…

what is the best home remedy for sore throat?

and difficult to swallow food,

vti answers:

Hi .

A sore throat can have many causes including:

1. Common viruses, and even the viruses that cause mononucleosis (mono) and the flu, can cause a sore throat. Some viruses can also produce blisters in the mouth and throat (“aphthous stomatitis”).

2. Breathing through the mouth can produce throat dryness and soreness.

3. Sinus drainage (post nasal drip) may cause a sore throat.

4. A sore throat can also be caused by bacteria. The two most common bacteria to cause a sore throat are Streptococcus (which causes strep throat) and Arcanobacterium haemolyticum. Arcanobacterium causes sore throats mainly in young adults and is sometimes associated with a fine red rash.

5. Sore throat appearing after treatment with antibiotics, chemotherapy, or other immune-compromising medications may be due to Candida, commonly known as “thrush.”

6. A sore throat lasting for more than two weeks can be a sign of a serious illness, such as throat cancer or AIDS.


Generally, sore throats must run their course (exception, strep throat will be addressed below.)

1. Salt water gargles, hard candies, sprays for example, Chloraseptic) and lozenges can provide temporary pain relief. (Caution: Lozenges and hard candy are a choking hazard for children. Avoid their use in young children.)

2. A humidifier may be helpful in relieving symptoms, especially in sore throats caused by mouth breathing and dry air.

3. Acetaminophen or ibuprofen may help control the pain.

4. For adults, if your nose is plugged, nasal sprays such as Afrin may be used for two to three days to prevent mouth breathing. It is NOT a good idea to use these products for more than a couple of days; you may become dependent on them.

5. Other decongestant products, such as Sudafed, may be helpful.

If you have health problems such as heart disease or high blood pressure, contact your health care professional before using these products.

Take Care. Regards.

Paul asks…

What is the best/weirdest at home remedy for a sore throat/cough?

I am in the beginning throes of sickness and want to ward it off in any way possible. Has anyone heard of any weird concoctions or have any proven ones? I’m willing to try anything..

vti answers:

You can try this for some relief. Boil 1 teaspoon of powdered cinnamon powder and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper powder in a glass of water add 1 teaspoon of honey to it and drink sip by sip for effective relief from sore throat ,cold and cough, repeat this every 2 hours until you feel a little better. Check out for more remedies and information.

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