sore throat fixer!

July 5, 2011 10:28am CST
i am sooooo prone to sore throats, i have one now with a chesty pitiful cough that goes along with it, and when i cough, it tickles my already sore throat.. horrible! i've tried everything. i've taken pain killers like smarties, i've tried sprays, lozengers, everything.. does anyone have anything they can recommend for a sore throat?
11 responses
@umabharti (3976)
• India
5 Jul 11
Some warm water with salt added, gargle it frequently ,early in the morning its good to cure your throat. Then Drink warm water and avoid sugary foods for sometime.Keep your self and your room warm Be away from dust and cold drinks . I can understand how hard it would be on anyone who gets in to soar throat.Try what your throat feels good right now,you may feel better.
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6 Jul 11
warm water and salt? does that work? .. i suppose the salt may take away the infection.. xx
• United States
5 Jul 11
Try this get some hot tea and honey and lemon mix all together and maybe this will help? I do this when I have a sore throat sometimes and it works for me. I hope this helps and I hope you get to feeling better!
6 Jul 11
aww thank you, i'm going to try this later! its sooo sore!! it feels like i've been swallowing glass!
@umabharti (3976)
• India
6 Jul 11
yes it is exactly the same as u said., it is as if the throat is full of glass pieces and when we drink or eat something the glass is hurting.
@thetis74 (1525)
6 Jul 11
Sore throat coupled with cough can be very painful and you would find it hard to sleep. Few of the best home remedies that i have tried is black tea--it has tannin which is an anti-bacterial properties. You can also try warm lemonade with a teaspoon of honey. Or you could also gargle with a glass of warm water with 1 teaspoon salt. Drink more liquids since it loosens the mucus to get rid of the phlegm easily. Get some rest and avoid oily foods that might aggrevate itchiness. Also include vitamin c in your diet to increase resistance from the viruses that causes the sore throat. It is said that cold viruses are present in our throats, and they attack when our body resistance is low that our immune system cannot cope with attacking the viruses.
11 Jul 11
i took your vitamen c advice and took some supplements and instantly felt better :)
@sanjay91422 (2728)
• India
6 Jul 11
There is black salt. Mix some black salt in a little hot temp and then do the gargles with it. If there is cough it is a very good home remedy. I am sure it will provide you some relief. Thanks and good luck.:)
11 Jul 11
i have searched for black salt, and i couldn't find it anywhere! thanks for the suggestion tho! :)
@cgirl123 (264)
• Indonesia
6 Jul 11
hi chicksdigscars..! :) if it just a lightly sore throat, i suggest you to drink water more often (every an hour would be great). Drinking tea, especially green tea, would be good for your throat because it contains antiseptic which can help you to fight the sore throat, also the high level of antioxidant is good for your health too. But, if your sore throat is already last for days, i recommend you to try a medicine for sore throat, there is some kind of medicine for sore throat which contain a little dose of antibiotic, and it is safe enough. It is better to go to a doctor to examine your sore throat and get the complete treatment for it. Still, drink water for your health, honey :) i hope that can help you. get well soon! :)
11 Jul 11
hi, thankyou! well after 4 disgusting days, and time off work.. i seem to be healing! haha
@alquizar (480)
• Philippines
6 Jul 11
I heard that Bactidol mouth wash would help clear the soar throat.Yes,sometimes lozenges will not help our soar throat even it was indicated for sore throat.A lot of my friends recommend me to gargle with warm water and with saline solution(rock salt)would be better.It really do help clear my sore throat maybe it would be effective for you too..
6 Jul 11
someone else said about the hot water and salt.. i might give that a go!
@julia28 (140)
• India
5 Jul 11
Get an allergy test done .You seem to be prone to some sort of allergy.It could be due to some food ,dust or atmosphere.With this test you can get the main cause of infection and get right treatment . Mix two teaspoon of honey with half cup of hot water and drink it twice daily . A cup of hot chicken soup does wonder in throats infection. To get instant relief gargle with Betadine Sore Throat gargle as per instructions.
6 Jul 11
i'm not really a fan of chicken soup but my partner keeps trying to get me to eat it.. does it really help?x
@hdc4free (264)
• United States
5 Jul 11
I make hot tea with honey, lemon, and a little bit of whiskey before bed, it seems to sooth my throat really well and help my sleep. Sorry to hear that medicine is not working for you, have you been to the doctor? I hope you feel better, staying awake with a cough is the worst!
@drasnian (548)
5 Jul 11
Avoid milk - it makes coughs worse and coats your throat so it'll probably tickle. it sounds counter intuitive, but when I have a tickly cough, one of the best things I've found is to eat "scratchy" foods like crisps (it's also what they recommend for tonsilitis!) Try gargling soluble aspirin, that can help hit the painful bits (I would recommend spitting it out afterwards and taking regular painkillers though, since swallowing it tastes awful). Cold drinks but without milk work really well, like those slush puppy things if you know what I mean? I hope some of these help, good luck, and if it really doesn't get better see the doctor, or at least talk to a chemist.
@ludyvel04 (312)
• Philippines
6 Jul 11
When I got sore throat, I never use any medicine like strepsil but only medicinal plant which is oregano leave. Its an palliative for sore throat and proven that it is really effective for me and my family.
@junrapmian (2170)
• Philippines
6 Jul 11
Try gargling 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar to a glass of water, it works for me. However, I suggest that you see a doctor if you are prone to sore throat, it could be an allergy. Avoid eating nuts and chocolate as it worsen the sore throat.