Constantly sore throat? Try these home remedies to get instant relief

Sore throat can be caused by pollution or a throat infection

Constantly sore throat? Try these home remedies to get instant relief

If you have a sore throat, it can be caused by many things like spicy food you eat, pollution or a throat infection. Even if a sore throat is not a sign of any serious problem, it can still make you feel uncomfortable. Often this problem makes it difficult for you to speak or even eat.

Causes of Sore Throat 

  • Pollution
  • Very hot food
  • Spicy food
  • Acute stomach acid reflux
  • Throat infection
  • Small ulcers
  • Allergy to certain foods

Some home remedies for sore throat 


Honey is considered as the best home remedy to get rid of throat problems. The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of honey kill the bacteria and viruses that cause sore throats. You can eat 2 teaspoons of honey or mix it with warm herbal tea and drink it.

Do warm water gargles

Mix a cup of warm water and some salt in it and gargle. You can do this when your throat is sore. Consuming salt loosens the tissues in your throat, which helps flush out the virus. Also, drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep yourself hydrated and avoid sore throats.

Cold milk 

You can drink a glass of cold milk to stop stomach and throat pain. It is calming and the cooling effect can reduce anxiety. Moreover, milk is rich in electrolytes and calcium, which can fight dehydration and digestive problems. So, cold milk can help reduce throat swelling along with reducing sore throat.


The herb mint has antiviral, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Due to these properties, they can kill bacteria, fungi and viruses that are the root cause of throat problems. Acidity and chest pain can also cause sore throat. Peppermint helps reduce stomach acid and inflammation.

Light diet 

A light diet can help relieve inflammation in your throat. Eat foods like egg whites, curd, ginger, and oats. You can drink herbal broths, soups, vegetable smoothies and non-caffeinated drinks. Hot tea with honey can help. If the sore throat still persists, you can consult your doctor for dietary suggestions. Also, consult a doctor if you are constantly complaining about the throat.

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