Dry air, colds, flu, screaming about the lousy weather—all of it can give you a scratchy throat this time of year. But there's no need to grab that bottle of neon-colored, tastes-like-Drano throat spray. "Natural cures really are good remedies for sore throats," says Benjamin Asher, MD, a board-certified Otolaryngologist and expert on integrative medicine. In fact, he says, many natural sore-throat remedies can be made right at home. Which means you don't even have to expose your tender tonsils to frigid outdoor air. Here are three ways to cope the next time your throat's feeling sore.
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