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What is the best way to treat a sore throat with home remedies?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Sore throat

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.

In brief: Sore throat

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.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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