Gargle salt water!
I know a lot of people hate the sound of it & the taste but honestly it works. To make it work here's what I do.
When I first wake up I put a crap load of salt in a decent size cup fill the rest with water. Then i gargle it for as long as i can. Spit out and keep doing it about 6 times.
Every time you gargle it spit out and then swallow. DONT RINSE YOUR MOUTH OUT!!! The reason for that is because even though you spit it out there is still a little that stays in your saliva. So when you swallow it goes down your throat getting to the main cause of your soreness.
Like I stated above do it about 6 times in each setting all throughout the day.
The next day you throat will start to feel better if not cleared. If it's not totally cleared do the same thing.
Another thing is when your gargling the salt water after you spit out try and hack a loogy. I know it's gross but it gets it out and that's what you NEED to do.
It works for me every time, try it!!!
Also, FOR SMOKERS: You tend to get more boogers in your nose so blowing your nose frequently can help too, also drink plenty of water after you smoke because it can cause more dryness and make it hurt worse. You should also gargle the salt water for a little bit more frequently then people who don't smoke.
I'm a smoker and it truly does work.
Gargle salt water!
I know how it feels when u have sore throat first
Take a hot green tea and then mix some garlic claves.the next day it's gone
FOR A SORE THROAT PUT 3 CUPS OF SALT INTO A TUBE SOCK HEAT IN THE MICROWAVE FOR 1 MIN AND LEAVE IT ON YOUR NECK AND SWOLLEN GLANDS FOR 15 MIN. THE SALT DRAWS OUT THE INFLAMATION
I wash my mouth with lister ins to get rid of bad bacteria, boil some water and make some ginger and lemon tea and put some honey in aswell, also try inhaling euky bear in boiled water it really helps for a cough and running nose as well as a sore throat. Also suck on mints and try to get as much salt into your body by eating original chips or gargling salt water (don't swallow salt water) and try to sleep with your mouth closed. I had a sore throat yesterday and I got cured by the end of the day!!! It really works!!!!!
everyone is offering suggestions of things that you can do internally. here is a suggestion that is external. when I was in college I had the worst sore throat I've ever had in my life. the college nurse came to visit me in my room and she offered a very wacky sounding suggestion. she told me to take a small cloth and make it damp, but not drippy, with just plain water. fold it into a size of about 2 by 3 inches. place this cloth on the throat then wrap a scarf or a long sock around your throat and secure it. sleep all night with this on your throat. by morning your sore throat will be gone. I really thought she was crazy. but I was hurting so bad that I decided to try it. it absolutely positively worked! I've done it many times since and it always works. try it you have nothing to lose... but you're sore throat... hope you feel better out there...
drink some coffee of another warm drink it really does help the hotter it is the better aviod lots of creamer thouh or sugar it weakens your immune system as said before
honey and vinegar or honey and lemon juice (freshly squeezed or from the grocery store
Try to relax. Take a warm bath, and drink some hot tea with some comfort food. Try sucking a mint leaf, drizzle honey in the tea or anything you love to eat. Please try this remedy!! A good food to try is marshmallows...
Take 1 tbl spoon of honey add1 tsp of ginger juice and pinch of turmeric powder . Mix it and drink it .
This is ayurveda remedy. And give you result within 6 hours .
Marshmallows, believe it or not, marshmallows are actually really soothing for the throat. If you are having trouble eating, you can easily swallow them.