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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This is great. I used it for me. My Son, My Wife. IT WORKS!
I,LL DON,T FEEL WELL AT ALL I,LL THINK I,LL GOT STREP THROAT I,VE GOT LAST YEAR I,M GETTING IT IN THE WINTER TIME WE WENT OUT TO EAT I,LL DRAKE COLD WATER AND MY NOSE IS STUFFY MY NEPHEW HAD A SORE THROAT I,LL DIDN,T GET IT FROM HIM MY MOM WAS COUGHING AND SNEEZING I,LL JUST HAVE A SORE THROAT ANGELA PHILLIPS FROM LOUISVILLE KY
it is 5:30 in the morning. I missed work due to the throat pain and flu symptoms, I desided to search for a remedy on the net after trying diferent over the counter meds for the past three days.
I had heard about the salt whater gargle but never this pure salt cure. I just tried it and...wow you better have some tissue handy, because it will loosen up your nose and get you teary eyed, but it does work!
I held about a half teaspoon on the back of my throat for like 10 seconds and I could feel some burning and tingling back there, but after the bad taste was gone, I promise I got much better instantaniously!!!
I will try it againg in the afternoon and before i go to bed and time to report to work tomorrow!! Thanks for this!!!
hello...well a had a really bad sore throat for like 2days....so i when 2 da emergency room but they did'nt do very more 2 get me well again...so last night i got tried of waiting on the stuff the doctor gave me 2 work....so when online 2 find something 2 work faster and i found this..so started it last night and i feel alot better
well i am a cheerleader and i have a competition this saterday and i got strep throat a couple of days befor my cometition.... and then i tried this and the next day i was filling much better and by the time i went on stage i was filling 100% better!!!!!
Oh thank you so much!!. I have to give a speach in front of my church tomarrow and I had a Sore Throat :(. This is the best cure for sore throat without medicine
i did it and i feel better, but I was coughing for ages probs cuuz some went in my lungs but it hurt.
do u reckon i should do it again???
I had a very bad sore throat, fever, chills and swollen lymph nodes on my neck. I put a little salt in a straw and pinched the straw to slow down the salt as it was aimed at my throat. I looked at my throat after i put salt on it and I could see it bubbling - kind of gross but I enjoyed witnessing the slaughter of thousands of bacteria that caused me so much pain.
Instant relief! I am amazed. The after taste is horrible but its better than the pain I was suffering from. Have a glass of water ready cause as soon as you close your mouth you get a strong dose of salty taste!
I just use this method an 1hr ago already feelin relief, it only makes since because this is what you use to kill a slug, the way i did was putting salt into a straw and launched it down my throat, Thank you this really worked
I just wanted to say that I use sea salt, and gargled often with warm water through out the day, and drank liquids like water, tea, orange juice, sprite, and cream of chicken. It works. Thanks!