A sore throat can be the first sign of a cold, a side effect of strained vocal cords, or an indication of something more serious. Many people ask a question “how to get rid of a sore throat fast overnight?” There are many ways to cure a sore throat.
Sprays and Lozenges
Sucking on cough drops stimulate saliva production, which can help maintain your throat wet. But many varieties are no more effective than hard candies. For an added benefit, choose brands with a cooling or numbing ingredients, like menthol or eucalyptus.
Over-the-counter sprays like Chloraseptic produce an effect similar to cooling lozenges. They would not cure your sore throat or help you fight off the underlying cold, but they may help dull the pain momentarily. Phenol is an active ingredient of Chloraseptic which also has antibacterial properties.
Even if you don’t have a cough, over-the-counter cough syrups can help to ease soreness. Drops and sprays lower down the soreness and provide temporary pain relief.
If you are headed to work, be sure to choose a non-drowsy formula. But if you are having trouble in sleeping due to a sore throat, a nighttime formula like NyQuil which contains a pain reliever and an antihistamine or Robitussin AC (guaifenesin and codeine) can relieve pain and help you get some comfort.