Having a sore throat may bring on more anxiety these days, but it doesn’t always warrant a trip to the doctor’s office. Sore throats can accompany a lot of different non-emergency conditions, including the common cold, seasonal allergies, acid reflux or simply dry air.
Regardless, sore throats can be painful and uncomfortable. Fortunately, there are several things you can do right at home that can help ease the ache without medication or antibiotics.
Here are 11 natural remedies for a sore throat you can try the next time you get that unpleasant tickle.
1. Gargle With Salt Water
A salt water gargle should always be your first go-to for a sore throat, Omid Mehdizadeh, MD, otolaryngologist (ENT) and laryngologist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, tells LIVESTRONG.com.
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