I am a classical homeopath having worked with hundreds of children with both typical sore throats and chronic strep throats. There are many natural methods that can bring relief and cure for this problem.
- Take a small spray bottle, fill with filtered water (2oz), add herbs in tincture form (the herb steeped in grain alcohol like: elder berry, cleavers, usnea or echineaca. You can use these herbs in single form, or mix them all together. You can add 25-30 drops of the herb to the water. The child can spray the mixture into their throats 1-4x a day. The child will feel the soothing spray on their sore throat and the herbs will help kill the bacteria or virus that is present.
- Sage honey is another wonderful idea. The plant sage is specific for sore throats. If you want the honey to be more medicinal you can add sage tincture to the honey. Heat honey on stove chill and store in the fridge. Kid’s over age 1 love the taste of honey and kids are more likely to comply if they help you make the honey. Dosage is one tablespoon 2-3x a day.
- The homeopathic remedy phytolocca 30c is specific for sore throats. Homeopathy is easy to administer to children. The medicine is given in small pellets that can be dissolved either under the tongue or on-top of the tongue.