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Posted by Patty
on April 14, 2000 at 10:08:04:
In Reply to: Re: Sever Soar Throat posted by Jim on April 08, 2000 at 20:25:50:
: : During the afternoon, I felt something but couldn't really pin point what was going on. By the evening,
: : I started to feel really tired and kinda like coming down with the cold. By night, I was in two heavy
: : blankets, sweater and sweat pants. Needless to say, the morning was severly worse. I had to go to
: : an urgent care facility. They first diagnosed it as Laryngitis. Taking prescriptions and two days later,
: : I was still feeling the same, if not worse! So, they referred me to an Ear Nose and Throat specialist.
: : She gave me a stronger prescription. Its been two days and I still feel like crap. Not to mention that
: : I have lost 4 days of work. I am in pain and it seems like this thing wont go away. Oh yeah, did I
: : mention I CANT SWALLOW ANYTHING!? Also, drooling on my pillow case every nite, yuck! Can
: : someone help.
: : I have tried gargling in warm salt water and taking warm showers to hauk up all flem stuff -- double yuck!
: Dear George:
: If you think it is a cold I think that you are to the point that you have to let the cold take is course, keep warm, force fulids, lots of rest, chicken soup, (old jewish medicine) what would help me with a very bad sore throat, boil 1 cup of milk, add 1pat of butter (real) one heaping tablespoon of honey, mix well sip as hot as you can. The next time you feel a sore throat comming on, gargle with a food grade h2 o2 mix with water, don't know the % ask in the health food store where you buy it, take care.
When the throat first feels scratchy cut a cold off at the pass with zinc. Just one or two pills will stop it from occurring and if taken after it begins it does help get rid of the virus. It must have an immune system building effect.
I also swab my throat with Vicks and wrap it with a fabric ( I keep an old fashioned diaper for this use!) and go to sleep. In the morning I am ever so much better and after two nights of this, my sore throat is usually very tolerable. If I don't do those things, it is extremem misery!
Another remedy that feels good even if it is not a cure, is a tea made of honey with lemon juice in it. I wish you the best!