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How to Get Rid of a Scratchy Throat

scratchy throatScratchy throats are very common – particularly during the changing of the seasons – and come on due to a variety of different reasons. In many cases, a scratchy throat may be due to a virus or the flu, or it may simply be from yelling too loud at a concert the night before. A scratchy throat hits just about everyone sooner or later, and for most people, a few over the counter throat lozenges will do nicely to ease the pain. However, if a scratchy throat persists for more than 3 days, it’s time to see your doctor. In the meantime, check out these other remedies to get rid of a scratchy throat:

Drink Plenty of Fluids

Drink liquids and keep your throat lubricated, try very hard to stay away from areas of dust and debris that might contribute to your scratchy throat. Try to take note of where you are and what you are doing and you might be able to at least limit some of the irritation to your throat. It is also possible that you have a food allergy, but again paying attention to your surroundings will help a great deal.

Tea Remedies

Sip on a bit of tea filled with lemon and honey, great for soothing the throat and lemon has a disinfecting effect on what ever it touches. If your scratchy throat is really bad use a concentrated amount of lemon juice mixed with honey, no water to get the maximum effect. This age old remedy is simple and inexpensive, you can make it from products you probably already have on hand in your kitchen cupboard. Chamomile tea is very soothing drink a nice hot cup and relax as it soothes away your scratchy throat. The tea helps the inflammation in the throat and is good for the digestion too.

Natural Home Remedies for a Scratchy Throat

If you are into natural remedies you might want to try gargling with warm salt water, this solution reduces throat irritation tremendously. Peppers are good for a scratchy throat; those heated elements in the peppers make it a great helper for ridding the whole body of irritation. The cayenne pepper is very good especially; they are packed with vitamin C just what you need to fight illness of any kind. The jalapeno pepper is good too; the juice from the jalapeno is good for laryngitis that goes way beyond scratchy throat.

Throat Lozenges

Throat lozenges almost always provide instant relief from a scratchy of sore throat. Suck on these little pieces of candy and the itchy, burning, scratchy feeling in your throat should subside, at least temporarily. The great thing about throat lozenges is that they taste great, so you can enjoy several of them throughout the day without feeling like you’re taking “medicine”.

Visit a Doctor

Scratchy throats will be with man as long as the seasons are changing and allergies exist. But there are all kinds of things in nature and over the counter products to help. If these remedies don’t get the job done and your scratchy throat persists or leads to other symptoms, it’s time to see a doctor. This is especially important if you’re running a high fever, have difficulty swallowing, or are experiencing pain in and around your ears. A doctor will better be able to diagnose what’s causing your scratchy throat and help to determine what kind of treatment plan you need to get rid of it.


  1. I have not been able to sleep for the past two nights because of this problem. During the day it’ll be fine. It’s just whenever I decide I’m going to bed will it act up.
    I thought is was because of my Post Nasal Drip or it could have been caused by my chronic sinusitis but losing sleep over this two days in a row????? Something doesn’t seem right…………..

  2. You guys should try gargaling warm water with salt and/or lemon. It really helps a bit. I’m barley getting into this problem :(

  3. Honey help and tea. drink a spoon full of vinager it kills and cleans ur insides out.

  4. As soon as i feel my throat feeling sore i drink tons and tons of cold water. It helps.

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