8 Best Home Remedies for Sore Throat

Medically Reviewed by Madeline Hubbard, RN, BSN

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A sore throat can be a real pain. Sore throats make it hard to talk and swallow, and they’re very common during cold and flu season. For some infections that cause sore throats (like strep throat), you'll need to see a doctor and take antibiotics. But sore throats often heal on their own — and you can take steps to soothe a sore throat at home. Try these eight simple home remedies.