what should I do for a sorethroat?

India
October 16, 2008 10:56am CST
i have been suffering from severe sore throat from the past few days. I am unable to speak a word. what should I do? are there any remedies?
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5 responses
• United States
16 Oct 08
Hot lemon and honey tea is very good for sore throats if you don't want to take any medication for it.
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• India
16 Oct 08
Is it? how to prepare honey tea?
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• United States
16 Oct 08
Boil or (mirowave) some water and just add a table spoon of lemon juice (or you can squeeze a lemon in you prefer) and just add a bit of honey (to taste) mix well and drink. It's pretty easy.
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
16 Oct 08
Here is a list that I use, Honey and lemon tea,vitamin c, gargle with warm salt water. Soups and broths. Tylenol or some type of pain reliever. Check for fever and be careful iin case it could be steph. Depending on how long that you have had it and if there is a fever, I would go to the doctor.
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• India
16 Oct 08
I have no fever dear friend, i have gone to the doctor and he has prescribed me few medicines, but then i am unable to speak at all dear, what ever i have to speak i have to do so with lots of effort. i feel very very bad for this. i already took three days leave and i dont know when can i get better.
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• United States
16 Oct 08
The sprays like chloraseptic work very well for me. They kill germs , lessen pain and make your throat feel better. I would call my doctor back if non of these things help. HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER QUICKLY!
@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
16 Oct 08
Honey will coat your throat and provide some relief. ALso you could try applying something cool to the outside of your neck for some temporary relief. The pharmicist will sometimes mix up some lidocane with benedryl in it (known as majic mouthwash)that numbs it for a short time. I don't think you have to have a prescription for this but you do have to ask the pharmacist to mix it for you. Hope you feel better soon!
• India
16 Oct 08
thanks for your suggestion, i have a very sweet voice and love singing a lot, many of my friends also love my voice, all of a sudden when it became like this, i myself feel very very sad, i am unable to speak even a single word dear friend. i really cant understand why it happend like this.
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
Here in our country we drink warm "calamansi" juice or maybe lemon would do. We also find it useful to gargle with warm water with salt. Those were the old fashioned way of dealing with it. We usually have better medications now, there may be different brands out there so I really can't tell which ones to use. Hope you get better soon, please do consult your doctor too. Take care.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
24 Oct 08
I would suggest drinking hot water with a teaspoon of honey and lemon. I hope it works for you. It does miracles on me. I hope you get better © ronaldinu 2008