How to Get Rid of a Sore Throat Fast

Ways you can use to go about getting rid of sore throat quickly.
by Updated August 10, 2017

Do you have a sore throat? If you do, then take a look at the tips below for you to feel better in no time.

Stay Warm

1.) Wear a warm scarf and wrap it around you neck.

2.) Make sure you bundle up.  Stay out of the cold, and wear warm clothes if you do venture outside.


1.) Consult your physician so you will know if Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen are suitable for the condition of your sore throat and for your whole body as well.

2.) For your throat to have a numbing effect use a throat spray at its back. Apply the chemical moderately.

Citrus Fruits

1.) Put some lime or lemon into a glass of orange juice and drink it.

2.) Leave a cup of lemon juice (with 2 to 4 teaspoons of sugar if necessary) in your microwave for about 60 seconds. Drink it and don’t mind the sting.

Spicy Things

1.) Consume a maximum of one cough sweet in an hour for your throat to feel light and more relaxed.

2.) Don’t eat chewing gum nor sing or shout out loud. Give your throat a rest. Talk less as well.

3.) Create a warm drink that contains 1 spoon of Turmeric powder. Push it quickly down to your throat. Don’t mind its bad taste. If you really can’t take it, then you can pour orange juice into the powder instead.

4.) Gargle water with a half teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder.

Other Foods

1.) Consume honey from time to time.

2.) You can eat desserts, but make sure that they are free from sugar. On the other hand, you are not allowed to eat frozen treats.


1.) Stay away from drinking products which contain milk. Instead drink beverages w/ Vitamin C like Emergen-C to help get rid of free radicals in your body.

2.) Create honey and ginger tea. Heat a cup filled with water for about 2 minutes. Use a strainer in putting the tea leaves. Then, pour some honey and ginger (crushed up) next.

3.) Pour some honey into your orange or apple juice as well. Make sure that it’s warm when you drink it.

4.) Cough as strong as you could before you drink any tea. Plus, make sure that you create a warm serving of the beverage. Cough drop (lemon or honey flavored) can be added to the drink. Teas normally have a strong taste but you would have to deal with that if you want to get better.

5.) Add some lemon drops and salt into a cup of warm water. Gargle it for a minimum of 3 times on a regular basis. Just keep the salt in moderation and make sure that you stir the solution well. This would certainly get all the mucus out of your system.

6.) If you want to experience less pain every time you cough, then drink lukewarm water.

7.) Consume warm soups (chicken soup would be your best option) and beverages as much as possible. These foods would surely keep you nourished and hydrated.

8.) Don’t drink cold soda while you’re on medication. This would only increase the pain in your throat.

9.) Drink more water but make sure that it’s not too hot or too cold.

Additional Tips:

1.) Buy a humidifier for your bedroom (optional).

2.) Have the adequate hours of sleep.

3.) Sit upright once you start to feel better.

4.) Have a warm bath or hot shower. This would certainty do good for your sinuses.

5.) Never hold your cough.



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