A sore throat is scratchy and painful. It hurts when you try to swallow anything. It could also be the first sign of cold and flu, indication of viral or bacterial infection or side effect of stressed vocal cord. Regardless of the cause, when sore throat strikes, your immediate concern is to run to the doctor and get relief. But doctors often prescribe antibiotics for treating sore throat; overuse of which makes the virus resistant. And antibiotics may not work for sore throat relief because sore throats are often caused by viral infection rather than bacterial infection. There are 22 simple natural solutions which will help soothe your throat and bring relief from the accompanying symptoms.