9 years experience
Ask Free Question
Gargling with warm salt water is an effective way to treat a sore throat. Salt can even help kill the bacteria or virus causing pharyngitis.
1. Mix three teaspoons of salt (preferably sea salt) in two cups of warm water.
2. Gargle with this solution. Do not swallow it. Spit the water out after gargling.
3. Do this several times daily for one to two days.
You found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Thank you for your feedback.
Suggestions offered by doctors on Lybrate are of advisory nature i.e., for educational and informational purposes only. Content posted on, created for, or compiled by Lybrate is not intended or designed to replace your doctor's independent judgment about any symptom, condition, or the appropriateness or risks of a procedure or treatment for a given person.
Book appointment with top doctors for Throat Ache treatment