Home treatment is usually all that is needed for a sore throat
caused by a virus
These tips may help you feel better.
Gargle with warm salt water to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort:
gargle at least once each hour with 1 tsp (5 g) of salt dissolved in 8 fl oz (240 ml) of warm water.
If you have postnasal drip, gargle often to prevent more throat irritation.