How to Stop a Tickle in Your Throat

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How to Stop a Tickle in Your Throat
Using non-prescription throat lozenges is one way to treat throat irritation. (BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

A tickle in your throat could be a sign of an itchy pollen spore rolling around your mucous membranes. It could also mean you have an illness coming on. Getting plenty of fluid is one key to stop an itchy throat, but there are other remedies that can help. Soothing the irritation in your throat will make you feel better and might stop an infection from developing. Always contact your doctor if you suspect an infection or something more serious.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 1/2 cup warm water in a glass
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup warm water in a glass
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon clover honey
  • 1 cup hot water in a cup
  • 1 bag chamomile tea
  • 1 cup warm water in a glass
  • 1 teaspoon salt

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Heat 1/2 cup of water until it's warm to the touch. Add 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Stir well. Sip slowly. Repeat as necessary.

  2. 2

    Heat 1 cup water until it's warm to the touch. Add 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper and 1 teaspoon clover honey. Mix well. Gargle with the mixture three times a day.

  3. 3

    Heat 1 cup water until it's hot to the touch. Steep one bag of chamomile tea for five minutes. Remove tea bag. Sip slowly. Repeat as necessary.

  4. 4

    Heat 1 cup water until it's warm to the touch. Mix in 1 teaspoon salt. Gargle with the mixture three times a day.

Tips and warnings

  • Be careful when using hot or warm water to avoid getting burnt.
  • See a doctor if your itchy throat is accompanied by a fever or if you are unable to get relief.

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