What do you do if you have sore throat?

Philippines
June 27, 2007 9:38pm CST
I have sore throat right now and cant eat and cant speak well. Its really hard for me to swallow food and drink water. My officemate told me to drink lots of water. How about you?
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@ryanphil01 (4184)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
when i have sore throat or tomsilitis, i make a glass of saline solution. take 1/2 teaspooon of salt and dissolve in a glass of lukewarm water. gargle your mouth 2 or 3 times a day until you feel better. or youuse the vinegar solution as another option. mix a 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of vineger to a glass of lukewarm water and do the same as previously told. i hope this helps. if it symptoms persists, consult a doctor for antibiotic prescription.
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
typo error : tonsilitis...sorry
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
I will try this one when I got home, My grandma also told me that its good. thanks for the response. God bless always! d=)
@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
28 Jun 07
Try making hot lemonaide with honey. I make that alot when I am sick and it usally helps me to get rid of my sore throat. I hope you get to feeling better.
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
Thanks for the concern, God bless you! d=)
@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
28 Jun 07
your welcome friend :)
@heartsick (832)
• Philippines
8 Jul 07
calamansi juice helps me prevent sore throat..:)
• Philippines
9 Jul 07
Thanks for the response. God bless! d=)
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
1 Jul 07
if the sore throat is accompanied by a high fever I will go to the doctor's and have a throat culture taken to rule out or confirm strep throat. other than that a gargle or two of warm salt water tastes horrid but works to heal the infection.
• Philippines
2 Jul 07
Thanks for your time to response. God bless you! d=)
• Singapore
28 Jun 07
i had that 2 weeks ago with a very bad cough too. not only i drank a lot of water, but i have to keep on popping strepsils (extra strong) which actually gives me relief temporarily. Try it, it's good!
• Philippines
30 Jun 07
I tried strepsils before but it is not work for me. Thanks for the response. God bless! d=)
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
28 Jun 07
Hello,kyutstudph,when you have sore thorat,the most important thing is to drink more water and take enough rest. You can also try to make a hot mixture of water and salt,use it to gargle your mouth three times a day,it is quite effective,you will recover from the sore thorat few days later.
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
Yes I will try it at home. Thanks for the response. God bless! d=)
@aj2006 (1536)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
Drinking lots of fluid can help you.. also try to gargle a lukewarm water with a pich of salt on it, I do that and it works for me.
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
I will try it when i got home. i hope it will also work for me. Thanks for the response. God bless! d=)
@vonn1378 (706)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
With sore throat my family and I use sugarcane vinegar for gurgle. It helps to reduce the swollen. And its effective or we use mouthwash that is reccomended for sore throat like bactidol. (,")
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
yes as what my grandmother told me either salted water or vinegar as a gargle will do. Thanks for sharing and God bless you always! d=)
@asmurthy (2462)
• India
28 Jun 07
There are many different causes for sore throats. Some causes are easily treated, some require antibiotics, and some cannot be treated at all -- you just have to wait out the cause, although over-the-counter medicines can help relieve the pain.
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
Thanks for the advise, I already took OTC medicine and hope it help. God bless! d=)
@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
28 Jun 07
I usually drink fluids cold and warm but not hot and not with carbonation as this is hard to swallow with a sore throat. Also garggling warm salted water will sooth a sore throat as well my grandmother told me that and it does work well. I also suck on cough drops helps keep the soreness down and keeps my mouth from drying out.
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
My grandmother also knows about garggling warm salted water will help cure sore throat. Thanks for the response. God bless! d=)
@noyida (795)
• Singapore
28 Jun 07
It seems that you are having a bad sore throat and from the sound of it, its like you are suffering from tonsilitis. Why dont you eat kiwi fruit. It helps in easing the sore at the throat area. And also help to ease the swallowing food after that. Avoid eating chocolate, fried stuff and orange juice for the moment. Coconut juice will also help in cooling off the burning strain in the early morning when you wake up. Oh yes, drink a lot of lukewarm water too. Take care. PS: I used to suffer from the same sensation, so kiwi fruit helps everytime. You must really try that.
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
I will try to buy kiwi fruit in the grocery or in the market if ever, I am trying to drink lukewarm water now even if its hard for me to swallow it. Thanks for the response. God bless always! d=)
@williamjisir (22884)
• China
28 Jun 07
I usually drink plenty of water to make me feel better. If the case is very serious, I will get some syrup for help. It usually takes some time to have my throat back to normal or healthy state.
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
Yes I am trying to drink plenty of water but it is difficult for me to swallow it. Thanks for the advise. Keep posting and God bless! d=)
• United States
28 Jun 07
I take medicine and sip on hot chocolate. sorry you are in pain. If it doesn't get better soon, try and go see a doctor. Get well soon.
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
Yeah I will visit a doctor asap. Thanks for the advise. God bless you always! d=)
@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
28 Jun 07
Warm milk with honey helps me when I have a sore throat. I hope you get well soon.
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
Thanks for the advise, I'll try to drink warm milk when I got home. God bless always! d=)
@rb200406 (1824)
• India
8 Jul 07
You should have a little warm water instead of cold water.Have ginger crushed & avoid all types of sweets,oily & cold stuff.
@wilynn (753)
• Singapore
7 Jul 07
Try adding salt in Coke or Isotonic drinks. Its temporary resolves the pain but really, if I were you, I will definitely run to see the doctor and ask for antibiotics. I think that will work pretty efficiently.
@maehan (1444)
• United States
3 Jul 07
I will the Strepsils blackcurrent lozenges. ... it will soothe my throat. And, I will drink plenty of warm water like your colleagues had mentioned. Try warm lime with honey water, it will help too!
@wdiong (1817)
• Singapore
3 Jul 07
An old home remedy for sore throats is a tea made with lemon, apple cider vinegar, cayenne, and honey. It is made by adding one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper, the juice of 1/4 lemon, and one teaspoon of honey to a cup of hot water. Stir. Typically, up to four cups a day is suggested.
@xiuluoelly (1225)
• China
3 Jul 07
Can go on some cold drinks to ease the pain,the best don't eat solid food, can normaly do so some flower tea,is the effectiveness of anti-inflammatory commentary.
3 Jul 07
Drinking lots of water and lick some mints sweet.You should be fine after some few hours