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.
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I have always heard about salt water - gargle with salt water. This is the first time I actually heard you put the salt alone, down the throat....Very interesting. My nephew is suffering with a sore throat and it is going into day 4 - has been to the ER twice - I'm sending an email to his mom right now, and tell her to have him try this. Yep, gargling will choke the crap out of you....
Got online hoping to find relief of my sore throat that is in its 3rd day. It had gotten much worse overnight. The gland on the right side of my throat under my jaw was quite swollen. I had heard about salt years ago but gargling seemed to be more of a bother than it was worth. I did not have a long-necked shaker so I used a drinking straw. It delivered the salt right to the spot, (a goodly amount too). I got immediate relief! I still have a sore throat but it minimized the pain and it also reduced the swelling. More salt applications are planned. THANK YOU!!!
I suffer from sore throats very often (about twice or more a week) Another one is just beginning. Cough drops help a little and so does the sore throat sprays, but I want relief that is effective and lasts. I'll try this because it looks very promising!
Wow! I can't believe how well this worked! I've had a sore throat since yesterday, and I've been extremely miserable. So I decided to see if I could find something to help it. I agree that this remedy doesn't taste all that great, but I'm willing to do it to relieve my throat. I'm 16 and get sore throats often. Now I won't have to suffer every time! Thank you so much!
I tried this a bit and it did seem to work... though I'm not sure this website should tell people that all common colds are influenza! A cold is a cold. Flu is flu. They're two different things: influenza involves the lungs while the common cold does not. There is a HUGE difference between a virus that affects the lungs and a virus that just affects the nose/throat. It's great that you're helping people but please don't spread misinformation.
OMG i'm a 11 year old boy and i went on the internet because my throat was KILLING me so i had to find something that worked for me it still hurts aa little bit but not alot and it like works INSTANTLY and thats what i love about this remedie THANK YOU ! :D
Well I just tried it and it worked for me, just in my lower throat is sore a little but I couldn't swallow to well this morning and I read this remedy and it worked. Yeah every time I swallowed it felt like a jab in my neck and now that is gone after doing this awesome thank you.
The salt is impossible to not taste. This is one of the most disgusting remedies I have yet tried. The minute the salt hit the back of my throat I'd thought I would vomit all over my kitchen sink. I didn't, but I couldn't keep the salt there for more than a few seconds. With all that being said, the part of my throat that the salt did touch, is not sore at all. I couldn't get it all around my throat to fix the pain, but the part I did is much better. I will definitely be doing this again, but anyone who comes up with a less disgusting way to fix my throat will be a saint in my eyes.
I am a 57 year old woman and get sore throats from time to time. Throat lozenges & sprays don't work, I gargle with salt water and it works for a few minutes...sorta. Well, I just tried this and it has been about 20 minutes and so far so good. Yay! I know I will be doing it again in the middle of the night but that's ok and as long as I can get instant relief again like I just did..THANK YOU!!!!
Worked ok for me but it is really disqusting and hard to repeat over and over again.