Scratchy Throat!

feeling sick - sickness
@add_im (2712)
Philippines
May 20, 2007 11:01pm CST
Help guys!, my throat is so scrathy...what to do and what to take in order to get rid of scatchyness? Could you give any herbal tips or anything just to get rid of this...this really makes me feel sick and i'm about to get fever because of this. Please friends, help!
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@GardenGerty (101611)
• United States
21 May 07
I read in Prevention that fresh pineapple is the best thing. I have good luck with it. Depending on where you live, there is a tea called Throat Coat. Among other things it has slippery elm in it. I chew on candied ginger. One other thing that is good for this condition is horseradish. If you do not like to eat horseradish,you can just open the jar and smell it. I hope some of this helps. Get to feeling better soon.
• United States
21 May 07
Slippery Elm cough drops are pretty good, I tried them. The mucilaginous content was a little hard to get past, but they worked. If you don't swallow and suck them for a while you'll feel as though you've got a giant goober in your mouth... Iwwwww!!! So remember to swallow frequently if you buy them. ;) Candied Ginger is awesome...I love it so. It's great for colds originating from getting too cold, good for people who feel cold often, too!
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
21 May 07
Thank you GardenGerty for your thoughts about this. I would really have to try this and thanks for the given tips. God bless!
• United States
21 May 07
Take several teaspoons of homey and mix with the juice of 1/2 lemon. Mix, and put it in a bottle and store it in the fridge. When your throat gets scratchy, take a teaspoon of it and slowly swallow it. Likewise, a cup of weak tea with a tablespoon of honey and a wedge of lemon squeezed into it will instantly sooth your scratchy throat. Opera singers and rock singers do this betweemn performances to loosen their vocal chords and sooth their scratchy throats.
@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
21 May 07
Thank you DarlingGirl for sharing your thoughts, it really does help me a lot and thanks for the giving tips you have mentioned. God bless!
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@Manoj_s (939)
• India
21 May 07
sour throat may arise duet to excess taking of tea,cofee,meat,egg,fish,junk foods ,cold drinks ,bakery items .instead of going for temporary relief change for permenant cure have a fast of juice one day .start the next day by takign fruits then continue next meal with more nutritious green leafy veg and white bread or rice,if possible have fruits at night .and have more of this diet in your life no problem wiht any diseases.
@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
21 May 07
Thanks for sharing your thoughts Manoj_s. That sounds real great to take such nutritious foods and I guess this will help a lot plus it's good for our health to eat such kind of foods.
@Manoj_s (939)
• India
21 May 07
Our body always tries to remove toxins from our body so that it can be kept clean i thing by sore throat the body is communicating to you to not to take food it has to correct some systmes in his body.eat only if you are only really hungry other wise go for fruit.thanks for your appreciations.
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
21 May 07
No problem this truly helps a lot. Thanks for giving such idea.
@derek_a (10902)
21 May 07
If I have an infection in my throat that makes is sore, I chew on a clove of raw garlic. It burns a lot but nearly every time, the next day my throat is bettter. Of course if it is very bad, it is best to visit your doctor.
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
21 May 07
Okay, I will have to try that and see if it works for me. Thanks for sharing derek_a.
@wdiong (1818)
• Singapore
21 May 07
To add on.... What about making these Herbal Throat Lozenges : These homemade lozenges are simple, easy, and quite effective at treating a sore threat. Try them : 3 tablespoons licorice, powdered 3 tablespoons marshmallow or slippery elm, powdered 3 tablespoons red raspberry leaves, powdered 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 10 drops scented geranium, sage, or rosemary essential oil Honey Cornstarch Mix herbal powders together with just enough honey to make a thick goo. Add essential oil and mix well with fork or fingers. Pinch off small pieces, roll into balls, and flatten slightly to form a lozenge. Toss lightly in a bowl with a little cornstarch. Set to dry for 12 hours. Store in an airtight container
@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
21 May 07
Thanks wdiong for the tip guide. Sounds so great! God bless!
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
21 May 07
My remedy for scratchy throat is to squeeze some lemon juice, then heat them a little and then take them while still a little hot with some salt. You would immediately feel relief.
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
21 May 07
Thank you cdparazo for sharing your thoughts. Yeah, I have heard that lemon is a great help of getting rid of such throat scratchy.