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11 Sore Throat Remedies Guaranteed To Make You Feel Better Fast

Prevention Logo By Markham Heid of Prevention | Slide 1 of 11: Salt water can calm inflammation by knocking down the kind of acidity that leads to throat irritation. It may also help draw infections or irritants to the surface of your throat, where your body is better able to deal with them. Dissolve ¼ to ½ teaspoon of salt in eight ounces of warm water, advises Mia Finkelston, MD, a Maryland-based family physician who also treats patients via LiveHealth Online. Gargle every hour or two.

Gargle with salt water.

Salt water can calm inflammation by knocking down the kind of acidity that leads to throat irritation. It may also help draw infections or irritants to the surface of your throat, where your body is better able to deal with them. Dissolve ¼ to ½ teaspoon of salt in eight ounces of warm water, advises Mia Finkelston, MD, a Maryland-based family physician who also treats patients via LiveHealth Online. Gargle every hour or two.

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