Home Remedy for a Sore Throat
Before you get a sore throat, some people get a tingling feeling in their throat, or they may feel like there is something stuck in their throat. But when you actually have a sore throat, it's the worst! You can't eat sour things, or food that may have been cooked with lemons or lemon juice, because going down in your throat, it hurts a lot!
Sore throats are caused by many different things. Some of these causes include: bacteria, sinus drainage, and common viruses.
Luckily, this a remedy that is very helpful, and it's free because you have everything you need at home to make it.
What you need:
A Glass or cup
Very warm water
A Spoon (for measuring out the salt and to mix the water)
Now what you need to do is pour the warm water into your glass or cup, about half full or so. Then, take the salt and put about a half tea spoon or 3/4 into the water, and use the spoon to stir. Now, the thing about the salt is, you don't want too much salt in the water so that the water has turned a grey color because of the salt, but you want enough to be able to taste the saltiness.You may want to add a little bit at a time and then taste it to see if there is a sufficient amount of salt.
Now go to a bathroom sink or any other sink with your glass. What you're going to do is just gargle the salt water in your throat. take medium sized sips, so that you're not choking on too much water, and so that the little bit of water doesn't actually go down your throat and you drink it. Gargle all the water until you're out.
The key is to do this as often as possible when you have a sore throat. The best thing would be to do it in the morning, afternoon and evening- it's better do it before you eat. I have found that this remedy works very well. But if it so happens that this treatment doesn't work, you should go to a doctor and be prescribed some medicine.
If your sore throat lasts for more than 2 weeks, it can be a sign of a serious illness or disease, so you should go see a doctor as soon as possible.