Sugar-free icy poles

Serving up sugar-free ice blocks is one way to relieve sore throat pain in children. If you have the time, try making your own. It’s easy to make nutritious ice blocks by blending fresh fruit with water or coconut water in a blender, then pouring them into ice-cube trays and putting them in the freezer.


Try adding honey and lemon to warm drinks for your child. However, be aware that honey shouldn’t be given to children under 12 months old.

Homemade soup

Another warm liquid option you could offer your child is a nourishing bowl of homemade soup. Add vegetables to boost the nutritional value while also helping them to soothe their throat.

Salty water

If your child is old enough to manage it, gargling warm water with salt stirred in can help relieve sore throat pain. A basic recipe can be made by mixing 1 teaspoon of salt in 1 glass of warm water.

These are just a few of the options you have for relieving a sore throat naturally, and from the convenience of your kitchen. However, you can also look to your medicine cabinet when your child is in need of relief – a medicine like Nurofen for Children is suitable for children over 3 months old, and not only is it effective for relieving painful sore throats, but it can also be used to relieve pain associated with other cold and flu symptoms, including headaches and body aches, and to reduce fever.