How do you soothe yours?

United States
April 25, 2007 10:39pm CST
I started in with a sore throat around 4pm today. It is not 11:40pm. It's still there and only getting worse. My throat feels all tight, especially when I swallow. I hope it is gone by morning. How do you soothe your throat when it is soar. I'm thinking of sipping some tea. Hopefully that will help.
7 responses
• United States
26 Apr 07
i discovered this a long time ago you take a teaspoon of lemon and a teaspoon of honey mix it together and drink it, it makes your throat feel that much better and just keep repeating it whenever you need it
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• United States
26 Apr 07
That is one of the ones I could not remember. I will keep that in mind. And I definitely need to buy some honey. I didn't realize I didn't have any. Thank you for reminding me of that!
• United States
26 Apr 07
lol yea for some reason honey is the main ingriedient to soar throats
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• Malaysia
26 Apr 07
There are some practising to soothe the sore throat:-1)wash your mouth with salt water and let the salt stay around the inner part of your tongue for a while.2)Orange juice or lime juice plus a pintch of salt.3)The effective one is the apple cider vinegar plus honey.You need to drink more water then ever and have a good rest!May God bless you!:)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I would think that things with a higher acidity would irritate the throat more. That's just my thought though. I'm not sure if that is actually the case.
• Malaysia
1 Jul 07
Don't worry,after you make your decission to try, then you will know the "good effect for the recovering ".My son will ask for it when he has a sore throat and my relative also recommend it for her friends as well:)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I drink hot tea or take a hot shower and/or bath. Hot lemon water with honey does wonders too. Also if you put vicks on your throat and chest it usually helps it greatly.
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• United States
27 Apr 07
I love vicks! I know some people do not like it but I love the smell of that stuff and the tingling sensation! haha Maybe I'm just weird. And I forgot to buy honey when I was at the grocery store earlier. Darn!
@mystery5 (351)
• India
26 Apr 07
Make a tea with basil leaves and pepper, and then sweeten it with honey and add a dash of lime juice. Drink it hot. You could also squeeze a whole lime into a glass, add an equal quantity of honey, and add warm water to it. This works wonders, even when you have fever. You could also gargle with salt water, and if you have an antibacterial mouthwash, try gargling with that ONCE before you go to sleep.
• United States
26 Apr 07
I like the sounds of these. Easy and simple. They seem rather tasty and not gross like some "remedies". I will keep these in mind, thank you.
• India
26 Apr 07
gargling helps a lot in soothing throat...n then there is vicks ofcourse...i hav many tips since i have a sore throat every other day...now i am kinda used to it....well...not really...
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• United States
26 Apr 07
Yeah I'll probably do the Vicks thing. I actually love the smell of that stuff. Like a lot. It's soothing!
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
26 Apr 07
tea with honey always makes my throat feel alot better when its sore. Hope you feel better soon.
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• United States
26 Apr 07
I just realized I do not have any honey. =( Well, if I still have a sore throat tomorrow, you know what I will be buying. Hopefully it's gone.
• United States
26 Apr 07
I've heard that honey and lemon tea is nice for sore throats. I however have not tried it. Gargling warm salt water and then spitting can really help too. It helps remove any drainage and helps soothe the irritation. Drinking cold fluids and eating popsicles and what not helps. At least it helps me. Some people suggest staying away from the cold items, but I prefer the cold items over warm.
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