Why does my Throat Hurt?

The throat can hurt because you have strained it, you could have strep or another illness. A sore throat in most cases can be treated at home. For treatment at home gargle once each hour with a teaspoon of salt mixed in with 8 ounces of warm water. You should also drink fluids and avoid smoking. There is also throat lozenges and sprays available over the counter to help your symptoms. If you have a fever for more than 24 hours than you sore throat may be bacterial and an antibiotic will need to be prescribed. For more information visit