This simple home remedy has worked 100% of the time for anyone that has tried it. Instead of suffering with a sore throat for a week or more, you can drive it away immediately, sometimes in less than a day. However, this remedy is not medical advice; it is a shared experience that really works! This site is not for profit; it's aim is simply to help people cure their sore throats.
The most common sore throat remedies for sore throat are usually over-the-counter sprays, lozenges and pastilles that are ineffective and smelly. The most common doctor-prescribed remedies are antibiotics, which take time to obtain, cost money and can have many negative side effects.
Most often, people waste time waiting while trying to figure out whether
or not they really have a sore throat. By the time they realize they do
have a sore throat, it's usually to the point that they are already suffering
from serious sore
throat pain, can barely speak, swallow or even eat.
This remedy is salt, and not just about gargling saltwater, it is actually about using common table salt as it is.
What you have to do is: tilt your head backwards and shake a little bit of salt straight into the back of your throat. Make sure you shake it straight into your throat, onto the base of your tongue and not over the middle or the tip your tongue (this way you will not suffer from any unpleasant taste). After that, do not swallow your saliva, just let the salt dissolve right there on the back of your throat, letting the salt stay there for as long as you possibly can. If you're using a salt shaker, shake 2 to 6 times depending how bad your sore throat is. If you're using a fast food style paper saltshaker, you should shake about 1/4 of the packet directly into your throat.
Also highly suggested, is to shake an even larger amount of salt into your throat right before you go to sleep for the night. During your sleep, without food or drink, bacteria thrive without any interruption to incubation and growth. Therefore, using salt while you are asleep can be extremely effective. Keep a salt shaker near your bed. If you wake up in the middle of the night feeling sore, you can shake some more salt into your throat.
Salt is a very old remedy that kills bacteria. In the old days they traditionally used salt to preserve meat and fish. Why? Because salt attracts water and attacks the bacteria cell walls, causing the bacteria to dehydrate and self-destruct in the process.
If your sore throat is really severe you can use salt as often as every 30 minutes. Use it as soon as you feel the first symptoms of a sore throat and the earlier you use it, the faster you’ll get rid of that sore throat.
Salt is available nearly everywhere. You can stop in to any fast food place on any street and grab some. Don’t wait around trying to figure out whether or not your sore throat is serious. Instead you can use this quick sore throat cure. As soon as you feel the first signs of a sore throat, use the salt immediately. Gargling salt water is not nearly as effective since the concentration of salt is not high enough to take care of the problem. Also, gargling water requires a cup of water and the time to dissolve the salt in it, yet more inconvenience that makes you wait for relief.
Not all sore throats are the result of a bacteria infection. Sometimes the cause is a virus, commonly known as influenza virus. Many times your sore throat starts as a viral infection which develops into a bacterial infection. Salt is intended to fight only the bacteria, not the virus. Therefore salt might not be totally effective if you are suffering from a viral throat infection. Nevertheless, you really have nothing to lose by using salt. According to experience, salt can be extremely effective in most all cases, depending on the cause of your sore throat.
A sore throat is also often the first stage of a common cold, also known as the Flu. First to arrive is the sore throat, followed by nasal congestion and coughing. If you can take care of it fast, you won't wear down your immune system fighting the sore throat and your immune system has more energy to fight the other cold symptoms. Therefore, using salt could also shorten the total duration of suffering from the common cold.
Everybody suffers from a sore throat every year. If you find this advice to be useful - feel free to share it with your friends - and send them a link to this site.
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thank you to whomever posted this! its the ONLY way I can get my kids to rinse when they're complaining of a sore throat. I couldnt even go near them with cough syrup on a spoon. this works wonders! Cheers
Is there any suggestion to make it taste a bit better? I hate salt >_< This remedy works phenomenally but I just wish I could add some lemon juice or something but I dont want it to effect the outcome! Anywexpletive- I highly recommend this to people with itchy, sore throats! Works like a charm!
Thanks OP for this home remedy! I've been using it for about 4 days now and my sore/itchy throat has gone away completely. No drowsiness, no groggy feeling, no nasty after taste. I bookmarked this one!
Fast, Cheap, Easy. Couldnt ask for more. Thanks for the useful information during this harsh winter. My throat and my hubbys throat are appreciative!
Thanks for sharing this remedy. Its been about 3 weeks since I've felt pain in my throat after trying it! In the middle of the night ill wake up with a slight tickle, do the salt/water remedy and poof! instant relief. Thanks again, Id be a cranky mess without this.
Thanks so much for posting such a helpful tip for getting rid of my irritated sore throat!!! Im ready for Summer.
Fast, cheap, effective, easy! You cant really ask for much more. Thanks for posting this
Boo hoo! The groundhog saw his shadow and we've got 6 more weeks of Winter. If anyone else is here in the mid-west you know that is NOT good news. I see a few comments about people here being snowed in - thats my problem. I cant get to the end of my street without having to get out and move snow. Anyhow, that makes it hard to get to the drug store if I ever wake up with a cold (which seems to be a weekly thing.) So Im so happy to have found a sore throat remedy that is made out of things right in my kitchen already. My only recommendation is make sure you tip your head back FAR or else you're pretty much taking a water shot with a side of salt, no tequila no fun! Lol. Other than that - it works GREAT! Thanks to whomever shared
Thanks OP! This remedy helped me and my kids get through a brutal trip to big bear last week. They refuse to take medicine but they had no problem with a little salt/warm water. This is seriously a hidden treasure. Thnx again from LA
Anyone else here from the East Coast??? AKA the north pole! This has been the most brutal winter ever. I cant even leave my apartment somedays because of how frigid it is outside so when I was stuck without any numbing spray I hopped on google to find a remedy for the burning in my throat. I am SO happy to have found this solution!!!!! Just make sure you follow the instructions because i got a throat full of salt and not enough water on the first try and let me just say, it was NOT tasty! LOL! Thanks again