Strep throat is the short name for the more clinical title, streptococcal pharyngitis. It affects the back of the throat and tonsils with the streptococcus virus. This infection can be quite painful to swallow, to talk, it can also cause headaches and nausea. There are courses of antibiotics you can take but if you would first like to relieve your symptoms with some home remedies, then look no further. Home remedies can be a wonderful way to soothe and care for your throat and tonsils by using natural ingredients that will have little or no side effects, as opposed to some antibiotics.

1. Drink fluids

Simply keeping hydrated can make the world of difference to many different conditions to do with the mouth and throat. Drinking sips of water throughout the day keeps the throat from drying out and will make it easier to swallow. Much like a plant, water can replenish your strep throat and restore health. Frozen water in the form of a Popsicle can be very soothing to a red raw throat, and on the flip side, a warm soup broth can replace both water and salt from your diet. Best to avoid tea and coffee at this time because they caffeine they contain will only contribute to water loss.