Sore throats can really be annoying. There are some ways to ease sore throats. This article discusses the ways to ease sore throats.
Sore throats are uncomfortable. They can make you feel miserable and they make it hard to get to sleep or stay asleep. When your throat is sore, you are very much aware of how hard it is to swallow. It feels scratchy and it won’t stop. I did research on ways to ease sore throats and I have found 16 ways to ease them without drugs. I like to look for remedies that don’t require you to use drugs because of the way they interact with other medications. You also can’t take medication too much so I find remedies that don’t require over-the-counter medication. Since medication can be expensive and often don’t work anyway, it is easier to try and use home remedies to ease sore throats.
- Boil lemonade
You can boil lemonade for as hot as you can stand it and then drink the lemonade. In a little while, the pain in your throat will ease.
- Drink small glass of water
You can drink a small glass of water with two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar. The water should be warm so it will be easier on your throat.
- Gargle Vinegar
Add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into a cup of warm water. Gargle the water and swallow each mouthful until it’s gone. Repeat if necessary. I want to warn you that this particular remedy is really nasty and it can be strong if you don’t put enough water in it.
- A spoonful of honey
Take a spoonful of honey raw. This helps to relieve throat inflammation.
- Make a vinegar and honey cocktail
Take a ½ cup of apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons of honey and mix it in an 8 oz. glass of warm water. Drink this until it is gone. It is not the best remedy, but it will ease your sore throat.
- Grapefruit juice
Drink a cup of hot grapefruit juice with honey. I haven’t tried this one and it sounds like it might be nasty.
- Boil lemon and honey
Boil water; put half lemon and half honey in the same pot then drink it while it’s warm.
- Drink tea
Make tea super hot and add two cough drops. Halls Honey Lemon is usually the best. Stir the tea occasionally until the cough drop melts. You can feel the soothing tea in your nose, throat, and chest.
- Cranberry juice
Try drinking cranberry juice as it makes your throat numb.
- Gargle salt and lemon
Gargle salt and lemon with water in a cup for about 30 minutes.
- Eat crushed pineapples
Eat crushed pineapples (not sliced or whole). Something about the acidity from the pineapples helps ease your throat. Also this tip is great when you start to lose your voice.
- Drink lemon juice, honey, cayenne pepper, and vinegar tonic
In a cup, put a couple of drops of lemon juice, a couple of drops of honey, a teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and a tablespoon of vinegar. Fill the rest of the cup with water then gargle and swallow. This sounds pretty nasty, but it would be worth it if it would ease a sore throat.
- Drink Pineapple-Orange juice
Try drinking pineapple-orange juice to soothe a sore throat.
- Suck on an ice cube
Try sucking on an ice cube. It brings down the swelling in your throat.
- Eat mustard
Eating a tablespoon of mustard straight from the bottle will cure a sore throat. You should do this every two hours. I don’t like mustard so this would be a hard tip for me.
- Eat chocolate syrup
Eat a teaspoon of chocolate syrup when your throat starts to feel scratchy. The chocolate syrup helps ease the pain in your throat.
These are all the tips I have to ease a sore throat. Feel free to try any or all of the tips here until you find one that works. Also, feel free to add one of your home remedy tips too. We could all use extra tips to help ease sore throats.