There are several home remedies to help relieve the symptoms of a sore throat. The following may help to relieve your symptoms:
-Drinking warm chamomile tea with honey
-Gargling salt water, licorice root, or diluted apple cider vinegar at least once an hour
-Taking diluted peppermint oil sprays to relieve inflammation
-Adding a garlic supplement to your diet
-Using anesthetic sprays to relieve certain symptoms, such as pain and itching
You can also use over-the-counter medications, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Aspirin) to relieve throat pain. Before taking OTC medication, be sure to read the directions on the label and take the suggested amount.
If you are not sure what you can safely take, ask your doctor. This is especially true if you are pregnant or may become pregnant, as some herbal remedies may not be safe during pregnancy.