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What are the real causes of throat severe pain and the solution to it?
I'm currently experiencing it and it really hurts

I come from Indonesia and in our country, there are many natural ingredients available, therefore the method that I use when suffering from sore throats is quite cheap and the ingredients can be found easily. This method is very effective for curing a sore throat, here I share the tips for you:

If a sore throat is still mild enough. I used to gargle with salt water. The trick is half a glass of warm water + approximately 2-3 tablespoons of salt

If a sore throat is rather severe I usually drink lime juice mixed with honey.

If I still haven't recovered, I will go to the pharmacy to buy a drug called "Hau Fung San". Hau Fung San is a herbal medicine from China whose price is around 1 dollar in Indonesia, usually, it will heal immediately. When I had a sore throat I didn't need to go to the hospital because I was used to using herbal medicines.

hopefully be useful, see you next time


I will advise that when it comes to your health you seek professional help. Asking unprofessional who would suggest different things is not ideal. Visit a doctor so you can get properly checked and the right drugs are prescribed for you.



Even though everyone is very likely to experience a sore throat. There are several factors that make you more susceptible to pharyngitis, including:

Age. Children and adolescents are more likely to experience a sore throat. Inflammation of the throat in children is often caused by bacterial infections.

Cigarette smoke. Smoking and cigarette smoke can irritate your throat. The use of tobacco products also increases the risk of cancer of the mouth, throat and larynx (ballot box).

Allergy. Seasonal allergies or persistent allergic reactions to dust, mold or pet hair will make your sore throat worse.

Chemical irritant exposure. Air pollution produced by burning fossil fuels and ordinary household chemicals can cause irritation to your throat.

Severe sinus infection. Mucus or mucus produced by the sinuses helps control the temperature and humidity of the air entering the lungs. This mucus flows into the nose through small channels. This can be blocked if the sinus is infected or has inflammation and causes a sore throat.

A gathering place for viruses and bacteria. Viral and bacterial infections can spread easily where people gather, whether in child care centers, classrooms, offices or airplanes.

Weak immune system. You will be more susceptible to infection if your immune system is weak. This weak immune system is usually caused by a disease such as HIV, diabetes, treatment with steroids or chemotherapy drugs, or because of stress, fatigue, and poor diet.

But you need to remember, if you do not find risk factors, it does not mean you will never experience a sore throat. Always consult health conditions with your doctor if you feel abnormal changes in your body.


Generally a sore throat can heal in less than one week. Some tips and medications for sore throat can help alleviate your symptoms. You are advised to do the following if you have a sore throat:

Take warm drinks and soft foods

Avoid smoking or breathing cigarette smoke

Gargle with salt water or antiseptic mouthwash

Increase consumption of drinking water

Adult patients can suck ice

Avoid drinks that are too hot or too cold because they can cause irritation

Adequate rest, including limiting speaking for a while

Create comfortable air so that it is not too dry and triggers irritation in the throat

Suck throat lozenges or regular sweets to increase the production of saliva to prevent dry throat

Avoid irritating substances, such as cigarette smoke.


This year everyone around me seemed to come down with one form or another of sore throat. You know how it is - you wake up one morning, throat feels a little scratchy, the channel between your throat and ear feels inflamed, and you just know it's not going to go away unless you do something about it. This very scenario befell me last week.

I've never been one to rely on over-the-counter medicines to ease my symptoms. Now that I'm pregnant I probably couldn't take anything even if I wanted to and wouldn't - it's just not in my nature. Thus I attempted to resolve my throat woes with an age-old remedy prescribed by my mother that seems to actually work: gargling with hot salt water.

This method of sore throat curing seems to work best when certain criteria are met:

1.) You catch the sore throat in its early stages.

2.) Your glands are not swollen. If your glands are swollen or your throat looks really scary, get thee to a doctor immediately. This sort of remedy is NOT going to cure you of strep throat.

3.) With regard to the salt to water ratio, you should add as much salt as you can tolerate, over-saturating the mixture if possible. This means even after mixing there should be salt in the bottom of the glass. 

The appropriate amount is 1/2 teaspoon per 8 ounces of water. In my experience this has not worked, but it may do the trick for you. Frankly, success is all about experimentation.

4.) The water should be as hot as you can handle it. I normally boil the water, then mix in the salt, then allow the mixture to cool to a hot but tolerable temperature.

EXTREME CAUTION: DO NOT EXPERIMENT WITH THIS PORTION OF THE REMEDY - you could SEVERELY BURN your mouth and throat. If you have a thermometer, use one. If not, use your finger to determine how hot the remedy is before gargling with it. the water should be at least steaming in order to be effective, but should never be consumed while boiling.

5.) The remedy should not be swallowed. Not that you'll want to, as it tastes worse than almost anything you could imagine, but the salt water could make you queasy or gassy or who knows what else.

This remedy has worked for me time and time again, when there was no major infection such as strep to consider. By all means, if this remedy (or your over-the-counter option) does not work within a day or so, you should most likely consult a doctor.


 For many people--myself included--sore throats are a common occurrence when the snow flies. But instead of reaching for over-the-counter cold medicine and pain relievers, why not try a natural remedy first? 

  • Gargle several times a day with warm salt water
  • Or, try warm water with a pinch of cayenne pepper. It sounds painful but apparently it will numb the pain
  • For the ultimate home remedy, try combining a teaspoon of apple-cider vinegar with a teaspoon of honey, a pinch of cayenne pepper and a few squeezes of lemon. Drink four times a day. 
  • Drinking tea with honey can help a scratchy throat and a cough. 
  • Cold food helps too. Try a Popsicle. 
  • A humidifier will help keep a dry throat moist.