Curing a sore throat can be difficult. However, if you can’t afford to see the doctor (a sad reality in the United States), you can probably spare a few dollars for some cough drops. Cough drops often contain a few ingredients meant to coat your throat. Since you suck on them, they work little by little for a good while before you need another one. Another home remedy is to drink herbal tea with honey.
Honey will do the same thing - coat your throat so that it can’t be irritated further. Even if you can see a doctor, these are a couple of good methods to try because they can protect your throat if your appointment isn’t for a couple of days.