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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Thank you, Rosa, for your good advice on how to do this. I just got over a sore throat and was searching for Herbal Quincers Sore Throat Drops to no avail. I guess they just don't make them anymore. But I did check out this cure and the comments so I'll be prepared for my next sore throat. My Mother always told us to gargle with salt water but gargling only makes me sick--so the cure never had a chance to work. I have printed out Rosa's instructions for this salt cure and will save it for the future. Thank you all!
I have been doing this for two days now and my Strep is getting better. Tonsil swelling is reduced. Still have the headache etc. But so far so good. Just go to a happy place in case you drop some salt on your tongue :)
this worked within 5 minutes. It worked soo good. Great advice!
I just tried this as I have had a sore throat for a few day and it works instantly!
I have had a sore throat for 5 days. Then chest congestion, now coughing which causes the sore throat again. I tried this and it helped the sore throat. I didn't have the long neck shaker but used a liquid meds tube that you give animals or kids liquid meds. It worked fine. I will purchase 2 shakers now, one for my husband & one for me. Thanks
The salt works almost as good if you use 4 parts salt to 1 part water and gargle. gargle with 8 ounce glass or cup. don’t swallow take a sip, gargle for 1 min, spit, then do it again. Also to combat some viral germs chew up some pickled garlic. Usual you can find them with olives. some carry just the pickled garlic. I don't recommend raw garlic. It will probably make you puke.
I have suffered with sore throats for years now, I get them all the time (like every few weeks) and it drives me crazy. If Im sleep deprived for even one day my throat will become sore and if left untreated will develop into a full fever, headaches, temperatures etc (just nasty!). I have tried the salt and must admit the first time i found it hard to aim for the back of my throat and it tasted yuk! But im not giving up, just used it again and this time aimed better and i think its working will give an update. Thanks for sharing this remedy!
I am scouring the internet early in the am looking for a good remedy for this sore throat that has kept me up for most of the night. I just tried this technique and it is terrible!! I gagged on the salt and had a hard time letting it sit for more than 2 seconds. Not worth the time or result as it did nothing but leave my throat burning more. However, I did try out a tea recipe that I found which has seemed to do the trick and is much more pleasant going down...one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, the juice of 1/4 lemon, and one teaspoon of honey to a cup of hot water. Stir and sip away your sore throat. Hope this helps!
WOW!! Free remedy worked! This old time sore throat remedy works, although I can't gargle, used gag reflex so as not to cough/hack/cringe from salt at back of throat. I have no health insurance so hard to get antibiotics. I came to Google to find OTC sore throat antibiotics and came across this! Saved me time, money, thanks alot!
i have strep thought will it work???