Patient Comments: Sore Throat - OTC Remedies


What OTC remedies were helpful with the symptoms of sore throat? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Cary, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

I treated my sore throat by squeezing lemon juice into a mug, hot water, then added crushed garlic clove, half teaspoon of white vinegar and teaspoon of Manuka honey, pure honey that is of high quality. This combination of ingredients tasted ok, but I found it helped ease some pain and hopefully fight off the infection, which started last night. Taking ibuprofen tablets as well to ease pain helps; take good rest and keep your temperature down.

Comment from: Yuki, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 04

I started my sore throat on Monday. Nothing major, bought a bag of cough drops and it helped. Next day, started coughing a bit and having trouble keeping my voice sounding normal. Today, can't even speak without my voice cracking and I'm hacking up my lungs. I've gone to the pharmacy and they gave me Chloraseptic. Let's hope I get better.

Comment from: 25-34 Female Published: November 04

I went to the ER with my sore throat, body aches, and fever. They said it was a virus and told me about the poor man's sore throat fix. You take a bottle of Maalox and squirt a tube of baby Anbesol into it and shake it really well. Every three to four hours you gargle this and then swallow. Not only does it numb your throat but it helps with an upset stomach. You must use the baby Anbesol though. Regular strength is too much for your body. I was able to drink this, wait five minutes take some pain relievers, and then eat a little soft food.

Comment from: eda, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: June 27

I haven't tried this yet, but everyone says it works so it probably will! Mix half a teaspoon of salt with warm water. I have a sore throat now, and if it's not serious, it will go away with some warm herbal/chamomile tea with honey or a slice of lemon. If it doesn't go away, I think I'll try that saltwater thing.


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