There are a few different remedies Homeopaths prescribe for sore throats. Common ones are:
Spots/ulcers on the tonsils, increased saliva and smelly breath. Pain may extend to the ear on swallowing.
Very red, painful, feels raw, sore throat.
Enlarged tonsils. Swollen glands.
Spots/ulcers on the tonsils. Person is irritable. Pain may extend to the ears on swallowing.
For a self prescribing sore throat – take 1 pill (of 30c) every 30 minutes for 4 doses. Then every 2 hours for another 2 doses. If there is no improvement at all after 12 – 24 hours in a sore throat, it is not the right remedy and a new remedy which matches the symptoms better should be chosen. If there are signs of improvement continue taking between 3 and 6 pills a day until the symptoms are much improved and then stop. Generally as the symptoms lessen reduce the number of times you take the remedy. Don’t take a remedy for more than 5 days without advice from a Homeopath or healthcare practitioner.
While the above self-limiting, acute complaint is suitable for home treatment, see your healthcare provider if symptoms worsen or fail to improve. Chronic or persistent complaints, require a different treatment and dosage strategy so is best managed by a Registered Homeopath for good results.