Sore Throat Treatments & At Home Remedies

I have been sick for a few days now, I get a little better but then bounce back to really sick.  It came on fast, I woke up fine, but by the time I went to bed I was in pain with a really bad sore throat.  I tossed and turned, got up and drank some tea.

Woke up in the morning to gargle with peroxide, and it seemed to help right away.  The pain was gone instantly.  But in a few hours, right around bedtime the pain returned.  I drank tons of tea with honey and lemon.

I've tried many little things to help rid this sore throat, that has been by far the worst I've ever gotten sick in a long time.  I can't take any medications because I'm pregnant, and since it has been a few days now, I have received many suggestions, and thought I'd share some here.  Here's a list of all that I tried so far, plus some that have been suggested:

  • Hot tea with lemon and honey
  • Hot milk with honey/chocolate
  • Spicy food/soup
  • Hot soup
  • Gargle with mouthwash
  • Gargle with peroxide
  • Gargle with salt water
  • Place mustard on the bottom of your feet and go under covers to sweat
  • Take a tablespoon of mustard
  • Cover yourself with a towel, breathe over hot boiled water with salt and baking soda, steam your throat
  • Drink lots and get some rest

So I will tell you what has worked for me, I'm still sick but what has helped me so far to deal.  Most effective has been hot boiled milk with honey, gargling with peroxide, hot showers, and the one that made me feel the best has been a hot cup of tea/milk then falling asleep.  An actual nap has been like a blessing to feeling better! :)