Can't sleep! Have a bad sore throat!

United States
April 9, 2010 5:57am CST
I have had this sore throat since wednesday. It hasn't been bad until a few hours ago! So bad I can't sleep! Need suggestions on how to make it better!
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@mrgeebee (133)
• United States
9 Apr 10
you might have strept throat, see your doctor. meanwhile honey lemon tea always worked for me .
• United States
11 Apr 10
I can't stand tea! Any type of tea! So that won't help me! I will call the doctor tomorrow! I'm so sick of this! I have never had a sore throat last this long before!
@Elixiress (3893)
9 Apr 10
Go to the chemist in the morning and pick up some throat tablets. You can also get antispectic spray for sore throats, which works wonders for me. If it continues for over a week, you might want to go see your doctor as you could possibly have an infection that you might need antibiotics or some other medication to clear it up. Apparently, gargling salt can reduce the pain of a sore throat, but I am not sure if this is true or just an old wives tale.
• United States
11 Apr 10
I have tried throat tablets and antispectic spray. It only helps for a few minutes! I could have strep throat or my sinus's are cousing the sor throat! What ever the reason it isn't getting better and I plan to call the doctor tomorrow! I'm so sick of this!
@picjim (3003)
• India
9 Apr 10
The first things i do is gargle with warm water in which i add teaspoon of salt.Some doctors offer a lotion to be added to warm water and you can gargle with that.I take 10ml of cough syrup after gargling.If the cough is very severe i take a cough lozenge.And as my predecessor said don't talk much.Drink water at room temperature and not cold water.If this doesn't work i see a doctor.
• United States
11 Apr 10
Nothing has been working for my sore throat! Cough drops and everything else only makes me feel better for a few minutes. I have been drinking water,too. Not helping! I need to se a doctor for this! I'm so sick if this! I'm calling tomorrow!