Home Remedies for a Sore Throat

Looking for relief from a sore throat? Dr. Peterson and Dr. McMaster recommend these home remedies for sore throats. Give them a try!

Honey and Lemon

  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Mix together the warm water, honey and lemon juice. Drink the mixture as often as needed.

Salt Water

Gargling with salt water helps relieve pain and reduce swelling.


  • 1 cup of warm water (8 oz.)
  • ½ teaspoon of table salt

Gargle and spit. Do not use more than 3 times daily.


Dr. McMaster and Dr. Peterson both highly recommend Alkolol, a blend of natural ingredients that includes menthol, eucalyptol, wintergreen, spearmint, pine, and cinnamon. If you have discomfort from a cold, sinus infection, or recent nasal surgery, Alkolol will relieve some of your pain. It can be used as a spray in your nose or as a gargle. Follow package directions.