What are good remedies for a sore throat that really hurts? Alcohol drink?

I went to the doctors and they told me its normal but i wanted to know if there is any god remedies to drink that will help sooth it or cure it maybe alcohol drink what do you think?


  • meek1971

    These are herbs that are used as natural remedies for sore throat.

    Slippery Elm
    Slippery elm was once a popular drugstore remedy for sore throats in North America. The herb was listed in the United States Pharmacopeia, a compendium of drug standards, until 1960. A member of the elm family, the slippery elm tree (Ulmus Rubra Muhl) grows primarily in the eastern region of North America.

    For sore throats, herbalists use the inner bark of the tree. The inner bark contains mucilage, a gel-like substance that swells when it is mixed with water. The mucilage is thought to coat the throat, reduce irritation, and soothe sore throat.

    Slippery elm is often the primary ingredient in herbal sore throat lozenges found in health food stores or in the natural food section of some grocery stores and drug stores. A popular brand of slippery elm lozenges is Thayer’s.

    The safety of slippery elm in pregnant or nursing women has not been established.

    The herb licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is a common ingredient in herbal teas for sore throat, such as the herbal tea products Throat Coat (Traditional Medicinals) and Throat Comfort (Yogi Teas).

    Although licorice has not been associated with adverse effects when used for ten days or less, excessive longer-term use may result in side effects such as high blood pressure, swelling, and headaches. There is some evidence that licorice may lower testosterone in men.

    When used in high doses, licorice may even cause heart failure and a muscle disorder called rhabdomyolysis.

    People with high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, liver disease, or kidney disease, or those who are taking certain drugs such as digoxin, thiazide or loop diuretics, or corticosteroids should not use licorice. Licorice should not be taken by pregnant or nursing women and children.

    Marshmallow, a herb that grows in North America and Europe, has been used for centuries as a sore throat remedy. Like slippery elm, marshmallow contains mucilage, which is thought to coat and soothe sore throats.

    Herbalists recommend marshmallow root tea for sore throats. It is usually made by adding one tablespoon of the dried root to a cup (8 ounces) of boiling water, steeping it covered for at least 10 minutes, and then straining. Herbalists usually suggest drinking up to three cups a day.

    Consult a doctor before taking marshmallow if you have diabetes, as it may make your blood sugar too low especially when combined with diabetes medication. Marshmallow may also slow the absorption of other drugs taken at the same time. Marshmallow should not be taken by pregnant or nursing women.

  • Strawberri_Chii

    Just the ol’ gargle with salt water.

  • Pumpkin Head

    Salt water is the best for a sore throat.

  • I use hot tea with honey in it. You would be surprised how well it works. That way, you don’t have to hurt your throat even more by doing the gurgle thing with salt water. 🙂

  • MellowTones

    alcohol will NEVER help a sore throat… Alcohol is abrasive to the skin on the inside of your mouth and throat, it may momentarily relieve pain, but it will be significantly worse after.

    Chamomile Tea with Honey and lemon, NO SUGAR. Honey will sweeten the tea and coat your throat for a natural way to ease the pain, lemon will remove excess phlegm that can irritate the sore throat, and Chamomile is a very soothing tea that is not caffeinated…. Its a singers trick… If you are also stuffy, throw in some cayenne pepper to open up your sinuses.

  • Dherbs

    salt water.

  • BatMan

    Raw Garlic is the most effective, says Dr. Earl Mindell,, R.Ph., Ph.D, but it can cause gastrointestinal upset. He suggests baking and stir-frying as other ways of getting garlic into your diet. Or. he says, take garlic supplements for all the benefits with none of the digestive upset. Garlic supplements are available in most health food stores and many drugstores: Dr. Mindell recommends taking three capsules twice a day with meals until your symptoms clear up.

    Herbal Therapy:
    Try gargling with golden seal tea, says Varro E. Tyler, Ph.D., professor of pharmacognosy at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. To make the tea, Dr. Tyler says to pour boiling water over one to two teaspoon of the dried herb, which you can buy in most health food stores. Steep for ten minutes, strain to remove the herb cool before using as a mouthwash, he says.

    Sage is another good choice for a sore throat, according to Dr. Tyler. He says to chop two teaspoons of fresh leaves (available in most health food stores), then pour boiling water over them and steep for ten minutes. Strain to remove the leaves and col before using as a mouthwash, he says.
    Dr.Tyler suggests that you repeat the gargles as necessary for a maximum of two to three days

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