need your sympathy!

By twix
@teison2 (5924)
Norway
March 16, 2007 3:32pm CST
I am a bit sad tonight. my throat hurts very much. I think i need antibiotics. problem is I am already housebound from an other illness and cannot go to the emergency room. No doctor will come and see me and write a perscription - they do not do housecalls where I live. Ice cream does not help, tea does not help, grapes does not help. Any ideas as to what might help? At this point I can hardly swallow at all. If you cannot give me an advice, please feel a little bit sorry for me - sometimes that may help a bit. Thank you in advance!
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11 responses
@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
i'm sorry you feel that way.. maybe you could try warm water with some salt.. thats a pretty common solution here for sore throat when medicine is not available.
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
16 Mar 07
Thank you for the sympathy, and the advice! I will give it a try.
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@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
you're very much welcome. glad to be of service. c",) oh, if you don't feel like drinking water with salt, you can actually just gargle with it. it would give pretty much the same effect to ease your throat. c",)
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
16 Mar 07
That sounds like a good idea. Do you think warm vegetable stock with salt will do the trick?
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@palpalsky (900)
• United States
16 Mar 07
well i think you are down due to seasonal change ..well my friend iam also suffering from fever and bad thorat and cough . please take some tea and also eat boil egg .also drink lots of water that too lukewarm..well i know thorats infection takes time ...if possible do have soup
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
16 Mar 07
I am so sorry to hear you are ill as well. Hope it will pass soon. Thank you for the sympathy and advice! I am drinking salty water, bujons, and green tea. It seems to help a bit. The warm water with salt actually relives the pain for a while - it is not at all hard to drink either. I thought it would taste horrible, but it doesn't. I'll try a boiled egg tomorrow morning.
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@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
17 Mar 07
nice to hear the salty water somehow lessened the pain. c",) hope you guys get well soon. c",)
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@disvachic (10125)
• United States
18 Mar 07
I am sorry you felt this way yesterday.Are you better?? I hope so,the only thing i can think of for sore throat is warm salt water.Hope you get well soon!!
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
18 Mar 07
Thank you for your advice and your sypmathy! I do feel a little better, thanks to all the good advice I have gotten here, I'm sure.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
18 Mar 07
Sorry to hear that you have the sore thorat. I have two suggestion in solving sore throat. Firstly,use warm water to gargle your mouth, you can do it before having meal. You will feel better if you keep doing it for few days. Another method that I used is used by the traditional chinese people.But you need few months to prepare it which may cannot solve your problem now. You can marinated some kumquat(kind of mandarin orange) in salt water of high concentration for few months, then you can use them for cure sore throat, you can take one or two marinated kumquay and the nadd hot water to it, drink it straight away and eat the kumquts asw well. It is useful as my mum is a chinese, she knows those traditional things..lol. Hope you will recover soon.
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
18 Mar 07
Thank you very much for your sympathy and your advise! I am feeling a little better now. i am gargling and following all the advice given here. Something must be working. The kumquat sounds nice. I'll have to try that sometimes.
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@reykja (121)
17 Mar 07
Have you tried gurgling with salt and water? Salt will help to kill the germs in your throat. Make sure that you have a scarf or something wrapped around your neck the whole time. Keep drinking a lot of warm tea or warm water with some lemong juice and honey or hoeny with warm milk... but I think you should somehow get some medicine...
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
17 Mar 07
Thanks for the sympathy and avdvice! I have tried the salt and water thing. It helps a bit. I am drinking green tea with lemon. I wish i had some medisin, but i gannot get any right now. I am going to go and put on a scarf though
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• Singapore
16 Mar 07
Drink more water? Well, drink more water. I hope this will help. At least it moisturize the tract a bit..
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
16 Mar 07
Thank you for the sympathy, and the advise! Do you think water with salt would be ok? I'll have some right now.
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@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
4 Aug 07
hey i guess by now you are feeling some better...did it take long to go away? hope you are doing ok now...
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
12 Aug 07
Thank you very much:-) I got much better just after a few days. The salt water advice really helped alot
@clocks123 (1229)
• United States
4 Aug 07
hi i use white vinegar several times a day i gargle with it for sore throats --don't swallow it --just gargle with it it has helped me i hope it will help you too or anyone else as well
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
12 Aug 07
Thank you for the advice! I will give that a try the next time I get a sore throath:-)
• Canada
22 Apr 07
I know what you are going through. I'm battling bronchitis and sinus problems AGAIN. I don't know if I'm developing allergies or what, but the problem is very annoying, and I'm tired of sneezing and coughing up wads of crud. I am on penecilin for it (oh that reminds me, got to take one more before bed time!) and I hope we both get better real soon.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
22 Apr 07
Thank you for your advice and symathy! I am so sorry to hear that you are ill. I hope them penecilin helps. No fun beeing ille when srpring is coming. Hope you will be better soon!
• Canada
22 Apr 07
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention something. When I had a problem with my throat, a friend of mine who is a medical doctor told me not to gargle with salt water, because that will just irritate the problem. He told me to gargle with ICE COLD water, to ease the swelling in my throat, and dull the pain. That made me feel better. I've been drinking a lot of water.
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• Romania
21 Apr 07
don't be sad we are here and if you need speek with someone we wait you.i will help you if i can even with words.stay in bad and tomorow will be ok.be strong!!
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