Gargling with warm salt water provides fast relief for a sore throat. The purpose of the salt is to pull out mucus from inflamed tissues and relieve the discomfort of a sore throat, states Healthline.
Pour 1 teaspoon of table salt into a glass with 8 ounces of warm water. Stir the mixture until the salt dissolves completely. Gargle the salt water for a few seconds, and then spit it out. Repeat the same procedure several times every day. Other sore throat relievers include using a lozenge, a drop of honey, staying dehydrated and taking a steamy shower, according to Healthline.