1. Over-the-counter painkillers
The easiest home remedy for sore throat pain simply involves reaching into your medicine cabinet. Take 100 milligrams of acetaminophen, 750 milligrams of aspirin, 400 milligrams of ibuprofen or 225 milligrams of Aleve. They’ll relieve sore throat pain and (with the exception of the acetaminophen) reduce swelling.