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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i have been using the salt water thing since i was a child,my mom believed in this kind of stuff.
straight salt~does work as soon as it starts to desolve,but then again im a big boy now..lol
THE LITTLE MINOR FEELING YOU GET AS SOON AS THE SALT GOES ON YOUR THROAT~STILL FEELS THOUSAND TIMES BETTER THAN THE SEVER SORE THROAT !!!!!
THANKS FOR THE TIP
i will be passing this on for sure
PLEASE > READ MY POSTINGS! What ever you have done so far, keep it at that or don't do anymore at all. The postings below will explain why. I have NEVER had my trhoat hurt so bad in all my life after I did this. Do whatever Lisa82 is doing or do the regular remedy "gargle with salt water". The salt by itself will literally "eat your throat up".
DON'T TRY IT ! It hurts like hell (or wildfire>take your choice). Stick to your own remedy. BElieve me, I'm sorry I even tried this. It makes the throat worse especially if it already feels like its raw "DON'T SCRAPE IT WITH SALT". You'll be sorry you did. I know I am. I was very thankful though to have the Peroxyl to wash all the salt out. It was a HORRIBLE & NATROCIOUS feeling > something you would NOT want to go through > I promise you ! !
I just came from the restroom & I'm at work. Fotunately I keep a medicine kit of my on making up here. In it there is a bottle of Peroxyl that was given to me by the dentist. I had to gargle it to get all the salt out of my throat so it would stop burning. It felt like during the time of the "salt ordeal" that I had swallowed a match & my throat was on fire. Personally, I suggest DON'T DO THIS ! !
You can bet your bottom $, I will NEVER do this again !
I have to admit, I tried this con-coc-tion to see if it would help me with my sore throat. Sad to say, IT MADE IT WORSE ! now my throat actually feels like it is raw. I am going to the Dr. next week anyway. I will have him check. My throat since I have now tried this hurts worse than it did before. It feels like someone has gone inside & scraped my throat. It wasn't this bad before. Now it really hurts !
This is pretty nasty but it does work. You will have to learn your body and go with it. You will want to spit. You will also have alot of salavia that builds up. But if you go with it it will work. Pretty salty !
omggg thank you sooooo much i hate sore throat with a passionn and this may help meee !!!!
I am trying this out. Used a very small amount of salt at first ... will increase the 'dosage' slowly. Hope it works!
I never tried this yet, because I've come up with a better option. I had a sore throat for over a month course, which I was taking Tylenol sore throat and cought medicine (for 2 weeks), and amoxixillin antibiotic for 2 weeks. My sore throat came back and got worse the first day I quit taking medication. So I bought 'Swedish Bitters' from a natual foodstore, and did a mixture. Consisting of 1 tsp. of swedish bitters and 3/4 cup water. I lay on my back and used a dropper to pour this medicine (herb) directly down my throat (barely touching my toungue. I did this once a day before bedtime (after I brushed my teeth) for 3 evening. I was cured completely, and have'nt had any problems for over a year. This really works fast, and you feel results right away. I know some people drink the swedish bitters mixture for good health.