10 Ways to Soothe a Sore Throat – #2

Gargle with salt water for a sore throat

I didn’t believe gargling with warm salt water would help but when I tried it, it made a big difference.  –Diane

Saltwater gargle

Several studies have found that gargling several times a day with warm salt water can reduce swelling in the throat and loosen mucus, helping to flush out irritants or bacteria.

Doctors generally recommend dissolving half a teaspoon of salt in one cup of water. If the salty taste is too unpleasant for you, try adding a small amount of honey to sweeten the mixture slightly. (Just remember to spit the water out after gargling, rather than swallowing!)

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Written by Diane Levy


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