Sore throats develop into something more serious if not dealt with. I use any of the following rems. 1. Salt gargle. 2. Boil honey,ginger, lemon and garlic in a glass of water take half b4 sleep. 3. Hot milk and turmeric. 4. A teaspoon of sesame oil before sleep. Also use of anti bacteria toothpaste and gargle after brushing teeth. All these help plus watching what you take especially before bedtime thanks.
Airborne. Not to promote a commercial product. Or, take the individual things in it. Not my favorite though because of the fake sugar.
I used to get strep every year til I discovered Vitamin C. I'd take 1,000 mg 3-4 times a day. That'd usually knock it out. One of the main ingredients in Airborne is 1,000 mg of C. Plus other good stuff (Zinc, E, echinacea, etc)
I still use C plus other stuff like ACV (apple cider vinegar). I usually drink it mixed in water once or twice a week. Eat raw garlic. Lemon in water. I mix these things up and take at least one of these every day. I keep Airborne with me for emergencies. Like I popped one in a meeting cause I was sitting next to a stuffed up person with red eyes that said they 'felt better'.
Gargle half olive oil half water really works Slena Gomez does this before a concert.
More recently to treat sore throat at home - combined hot herbal tea (Mountain Rose Vita Blend), few big squirts of fresh lemon, small swig Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar, a liberal sprinkling cinnamon, and enough honey to noticable sweeten. Drank while still very warm, and repeated as needed.
Worked very well...and generally safer than aspirin method used years ago.
As a teen a bad sore throat (while away from home) was dwelt with by sucking on regular aspirins...one or two every 1/2 hour or so (whenever the pain greatly rebounded) for an evening + though much of the night, and by morning it was pretty much all gone.
Knew that was exceeding 'recommended dosage' but was greatly in need of pain relief and that was what was available at the time...think the aspirin also killed whatever was causing throat to inflame.
Also when sucking on aspirins (or Vit. C tablets) is best to keep them moving around a little, usually on top of tongue; because they can 'burn' inner cheeks and tooth enamel, etc. if they sit next to them in one place for long.
Crush a Halls Cherry (soothing syrup center) cough drop and add it to a cup of tea. My throat felt better by the end of the cup.
I had to run to the emergency room with my mom (I'm 12) on Christmas Day last year due to an unbearably sore throat. Afterward mom told me to gargle with hot or very warm saltwater every time I could. Within about four days I was completely recovered. If you, like me, can't gargle well and always end up choking on water, hold your breath, lean your head back, and hold it at the back of your throat as long as you can. This also is a remedy to freshen breath :)
Rest. Get plenty of sleep and rest your voice.
Drink fluids. Drink plenty of water to keep the throat moist and prevent dehydration.
Try comforting foods and beverage. Warm liquids — broth, caffeine-free tea or warm water with honey — and cold treats such as ice pops can soothe a sore throat.
Gargle saltwater. A saltwater gargle of 1 teaspoon (5 grams) of table salt to 8 ounces (237 milliliters) of warm water can help soothe a sore throat. Gargle the solution and then spit it out.
Gargle warm water with salt I just tried it an it numbs it straight away!!
I had a sore throat and infusing honey/sugar,1 lemon and ginger into rooibos tea worked I threw all of these ingredients into a pot and let it simmer for a while then strained it,it tastes absolutly delectable and works in minutes