I Woke Up With A Sore Throat

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@HazySue (23737)
United States
August 19, 2016 1:57pm CST
Unfortunately I woke up with a sore throat this morning. I also found out a little bit ago that I have been released for surgery by all my doctors. What to do, what to do. I am afraid if I tell them about my sore throat they will move the surgery date. If they do that I will have to take all of my tests over again. Why? Because you have to have your tests done within thirty days before the surgery. Does anyone know a good cure for a sore throat?
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@Happy2BeMe (75375)
• Canada
19 Aug 16
Warm water, not hot because you have to be able to drink it .Add ½ tsp of salt and a little less then a ½ tsp of baking soda, stir well. Pour some of the liquid down your throat, let it sit for a moment, then gargle. Do this twice in a row 3 times daily. It does work.
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• United States
19 Aug 16
jest don't swallow that schtuff coz bakin' soda can cause ya to get the runs.
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@Happy2BeMe (75375)
• Canada
19 Aug 16
@crazyhorseladycx ooops I forgot that part lol
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• United States
19 Aug 16
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@Corbin5 (119259)
• United States
19 Aug 16
Organic apple cider vinegar often stops a sore throat or a bad cold in its tracks for me. Just a tablespoon before bed works for me.
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@cacay1 (33199)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
20 Aug 16
@Corbin5 Thanks friend, I will keep this info.This is very useful topic.
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@Corbin5 (119259)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@cacay1 I have not had a cold in years due to apple cider vinegar. You have to buy the cloudy, organic vinegar to get the health benefits. If I feel a sore throat coming on, I take 2 tablespoons of the vinegar and wake up with no sore throat.
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@HazySue (23737)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@Corbin5 do you drink it by itself? Or do you add it to water.
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@louievill (19930)
• Philippines
19 Aug 16
Rest, avoid sweet and salty foods and cold drinks then I gargle water with salt (as suggested by others who responded) or gargle with something that has antiseptic like listerine. Also avoid sudden change in temperature like going in and out from an aircon room or car.
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@HazySue (23737)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@louievill I didn't know about the avoiding of sweet and salty foods. I was wondering if the change in temps between air conditioning and the hot air outside had anything to do with it.
@louievill (19930)
• Philippines
20 Aug 16
@HazySue western medicine teaches that it is caused by strep and pathogens and they are right but all of us have some as normal flora or are exposed to it. Oriental med teaches that it's a symptom of over worked organs from bad food, so it's good to combine both schools of thinking. Yes sudden change of temperature is bad for us, I once ignored this when I had mild sore throat and I lost my voice for days. I forgot fatty foods is also bad.
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@HazySue (23737)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@louievill thank you for sharing your knowledge with me. I will follow what you suggest. I do believe, as do you, that it is good to take into account both schools of thinking.
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@responsiveme (16867)
• India
20 Aug 16
Gargle with tea
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@HazySue (23737)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@responsiveme I am getting so many great remedies. Thanks.
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• India
20 Aug 16
@HazySue I use this alternating it with the salt water gargle recommended here too. Hope your throat is better.
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@HazySue (23737)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@responsiveme thanks, with all of this help I am sure it will be better in no time.
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• United States
19 Aug 16
saddened to hear this, hon. i reckon knowin' the source 'f such'd be handy. but, honey/lemon/ginger made 'nto a tea can help.
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@HazySue (23737)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@crazyhorseladtcx I like tea with honey and lemon, I haven't tried it with ginger too. It's worth a try. Thanks.
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• United States
20 Aug 16
@HazySue yer welcome, hon. the ginger 's got some anti-inflammatory properties 's well. i so hope that sore throat's left'ja by now. sendin' healin' hugs!
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@HazySue (23737)
• United States
21 Aug 16
@crazyhorseladycx thanks for the healing hugs. It's sure to leave me now.
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@AkoPinay (10095)
• Philippines
20 Aug 16
Hot Ginger tea with squeezed golden lime or lemon is effective for me but it is not advisable for pregnant and persons with heart ailment. Feel better soon!
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@HazySue (23737)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@AkpPinay well, I have a problem with my7 heart so I think I will try the tea with honey and lemon. Thank you for the suggestion.
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@AkoPinay (10095)
• Philippines
20 Aug 16
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@Vblonde (244)
• Macedonia
19 Aug 16
Oh, I suggest you to gargle with warm salt water, get much rest and fluids and honey is good too I hope you get better !
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@HazySue (23737)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@Vblonde thanks. It will be gone by the time I go into surgery on the 25th.
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@LadyDuck (182041)
• Switzerland
20 Aug 16
When is your surgery? A sore throat should heal in the matter of a few days. Gargle with warm salt water, 1 cup or war water and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. You can also try 1 cup of warm water with 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of honey. Good luck.
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@HazySue (23737)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@LadyDuck they all sound like good ideas. I have my surgery on the 25th, it should be gone by then.
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@LadyDuck (182041)
• Switzerland
20 Aug 16
@HazySue I think it should be gone by the 25th, let's cross our fingers. Good luck.
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@HazySue (23737)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@LadyDuck thanks
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Aug 16
A cure my grandmother taught me is salt water gargle. The hotter and saltier you make it the better. Good luck.
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@HazySue (23737)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@celticeagle thanks, the salt water gargle is good for so many things, isn't it?
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Aug 16
@HazySue .....Not sure. Just know it does help a sore throat. Soda is good for the teeth/gums I think.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
19 Aug 16
Oh dear - what should be a minor inconvenience could easily become a big problem for you. I hope it doesn't develop into anything worse, and that you are able to get rid of it before your surgery date.
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@HazySue (23737)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@jaboUK hopefully it will go away. I really don't want it to interfere with the surgery date. I am thinking positive - it will not interfere.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
20 Aug 16
@HazySue I'll repeat after you - it will not interfere!
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@Tampa_girl7 (26738)
• United States
21 Aug 16
Warm salt water may help.
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@HazySue (23737)
• United States
21 Aug 16
@Tampa_girl7 I'll give it a try. Thanks
@cacay1 (33199)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
20 Aug 16
Do not drink cold drinks, drink lukewarm water after meal.Use herbal way, boil few at least 8 leaves of guava ,let it cool and then gargle it 3 times a day. That is what we are doing at home whenever there is sore throat.This is the advise of my sister, a nurse.
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@HazySue (23737)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@cacay1 I never heard of boiling guava leaves and gargling. We have a guava tree in our yard. I will try it. Thank you and thank your sister.
@marsha32 (6688)
• United States
19 Aug 16
Hopefully it's short lived. Not long ago I had a day with a horrible sore throat. I thought I had strep....but when I woke up the next morning it was just gone.
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@HazySue (23737)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@marsha32 it's still sore today but with some of these remedies I am sure it will be gone by the 25th.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Aug 16
I'm sorry, I am praying that your throat feels better soon so you can get the surgery done. Sometimes our bodies choose the WORST times to get sick!
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@HazySue (23737)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@LovingMyBabies thank you you are so sweet. You are right, our bodies do act up when we need it to not.
@CinnamonGrl (6074)
• Paradise, California
19 Aug 16
I had a little bit of one and am just sucking on lozenges, BUT you don't know what your sore throat is from so that's only something temporary. You're right, they'll delay surgery if there's the slightest thing going on. That sucks. It's so hard to get things planned out in the first place. My son and I both had surgery dates moved around, always a pain. Wasn't us either, it was the surgeons.
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@HazySue (23737)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@CinnamonGrl I am resting, trying some of these remedies and praying. I really, really don't want to put it off.
@nomus24g (25120)
• India
19 Aug 16
that's bad....try gargle with lukewarm water and pinch of salt added to it
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@HazySue (23737)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@nomus24g I will. Salt seems to be good for a lot of things.
@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
20 Aug 16
Yep. I just had one too. Ginger juice and honey in equal potions. Cured in 3 days. More ginger is better if you can take it.