Help My Throat

@TerryZ (22082)
United States
January 25, 2008 4:49pm CST
Please my friends my I just woke up from a nap because Im feeling sick again and my throat is on fire. Ive never had such a bad sore throat. What can I do for it. The pain is going to my ears. Oh Im sooooo sick. And my hubby is at work. If you have any home remedies please tell me.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
25 Jan 08
You can try gargling saltwater. If you are up to it, try a hot beverage (unless the throats feeling too painful. You can also try honey and milk or just honey. That one isn't as helpful, but its still an option to try. Vinegar might help too. If you are feeling phlegm/remnant in the throat, be sure to expunge it when you can; do not strain yourself though.
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Thankyou Im going to gargle now. I dont have any vinegar so Ill just gargle with warm salt water.
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Thanks JamesDean I will try anything at this point.
@TDonald (1422)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Yep the latest medical research says saltwater is the safest and the best home remedy. Get well soon.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
25 Jan 08
A hot Toddy with lots of lemon and Honey always helps. If you don't do that kind of thing then lemon and honey alone are great! Hot tea with lemon and honey is good too. I hope you feel better soon! Shalom~Adoniah
• United States
25 Jan 08
Adoniah my friend, I like the way you think hot toddy indeed, not only will it make her feel better but she won't care that she is sick for awhile :)))
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Oh Adoniah that sounds really soothing Im going to try that after I finish gargling.Thanks for your help.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
26 Jan 08
Gargle with warm salt water. Drink tea with Lemon and honey. Get some of those Halls cough drops with the liquid in the center. They work very well for me. You might even want to try all of these. Night Quil and Day Quil also help with the symptoms. The main thing is to get plenty of rest and put in as much Mylot time as possible, he, he. Hope you feel better soon.
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
26 Jan 08
LOL your too funny. The tea with honey and lemon felt so good on my throat. thanks for your help
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@carmelanirel (20976)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Well I see everyone has already told you what I would say, so all I can say now is I hope you are feeling better. If not, you may want to consider seeing a doctor in case it is strep throat, because then you would need antibiotics..
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I know thats what Im afraid I need. It isnt any better.
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• United States
26 Jan 08
aww, if you like, I will pray for you..:)
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Oh sure that would be nice!thanks the only thing that makes my throat feel better is hot tea or soup. So Im going to be floating away soon!LOL
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@AmbiePam (56994)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Do you have any baby oil to put in your ears? Just warm it up by putting the bottle in a cup of hot water, and then pour a little in your ears, with your head tilted to one side. Put a piece of cotton in your ear to seal it, and lay that way for just a little while.
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Hi Pam no dont have any baby oil in the house. But thanks anyway.
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@AmbiePam (56994)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I thought you were the Jack of all Trades. You know, the MacGyver of the female sort. Shouldn't you be equipped with baby oil, bananas, corn husks, and duct tape? : )
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• United States
26 Jan 08
Oh my poor little Terry Sugarplum.....I'm so sorry you're sick! I see many people have recommended salt water which is ideal for sore throats. I have also gargled with Peroxide..half water, half Peroxide. It definitely kills bacteria but DON'T SWALLOW IT, please, if you do this. It has worked for me plenty of times with a bad sore throat. There are directions on the bottle. As for your ears, if you don't have "high blood pressure", you may want to try a "Decongestant" to help keep them open, such as Sudafed. Please read the package if you've never taken them. Your ears are blocking up because of your sore throat, and your glands are probably swollen. You might want to go to the doctor if this doesn't clear up some in about 2-3 days hon. I feel so sorry for you,...I really hope it doesn't last too long and you get better really soon....xxxooo.
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Thanks girlfriend. Its now the next day and my throat is still bad. I will go to the doctor on monday if it continues. As far as the peroxide I dont have any. But tommorrow I have to go out and get some things I will pick some up. I hate being sick (sigh)
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• United States
27 Jan 08
Dickushickus..."Hydrogen Peroxide" has been used for years as a gargle for sore throats, it's on the back of the bottle under Directions. I've been using it and I'm still here, so I guess the God's don't want me. Terry, hope you're feeling better and Thank You for BR. If you are not sure about the Hydrogen Peroxide, ask your Dr. or Pharmacist about it and he'll inform you. I hope your hubby doesn't get sick again too.....I'll send you some healing vibes!
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
26 Jan 08
I really hope that you have Honey at home Warm Milk and Honey try that it has worked for me It is horrible in taste but it worked so I really hope that you have Honey I will give you a ring tomorrow to see how you are And if that throat gets no better get to the Doctor The other thing I have been told that works is Gargling Disolvable Paracetamol I don't know if that works as I am allergic to them Sweetie I hope you get something to sort it Love you
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Hi gabs my hubby came home early last night so he went out and got me some throat lozengers and I did try the milk and honey. It was terrible but I did it. It helped for awhile. But my throat is still so sore.
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
26 Jan 08
Oh Sweetie I am sorry that you are in Pain again Love you
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
25 Jan 08
I see some have already have suggested the salt water thing, and tea with lemon and honey..for really sore throats there's that Ceprocal stuff, either as lozenges or a spray...it numbs sore throat pain
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Hi pye Ive never had such a sore throat like this. The tea with lemon and honey sounds so good. Thanks cybersister. I will call the hubby and tell him to bring me some ceprocal spray. I have used that in the past and its good stuff. I cant even eat.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Try some hot chicken broth as well...
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@OURDEW (4810)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Hi Terry, I'm sorry that you are feeling so sick, I do hope your feeling better today. Here is a website I found for sore throat remedies. I hope it helps. http://www.health911.com/remedies/rem_soret.htm
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Oh thanks ourdew I will check it out.
@vanities (11409)
• Davao, Philippines
26 Jan 08
well you can gargle it wit lukewarm water and salt after eating dinner and in the morning before taking any food yet..it helps really..or a mouthwash which ever you prefer..
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
26 Jan 08
thanks I will!
@ESKARENA1 (18296)
26 Jan 08
well TerryZ I have had a week of it and the best remedy i have is an old fashioned one. I put some lemon juice in a big bowl of water, some mint sprigs too. Boil it up then sit with my head over the bowl and under a towel. Breathing in the steam works wonders for me blessed be
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Well I must give that a shot. thanks
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
26 Jan 08
the hot salt water gargle helps to disinfect and heal a sore throat, though I am not sure how soothing it is. I like to spray some of that chloroseptic stuff back on my throat - but usually it is my tongue that gets numb instead, hehe. My husband likes tea with honey to coat his throat - but it sounds like you have a severe soreness... are there any blisters back there? have you had your tonsils removed, if not are they inflamed? if it persists I would go get a swab done to be tested for strep... strep can travel and poison your blood...
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
26 Jan 08
The tea with the honey and lemon did help it feel better. Yes Ive had my tonsils removed when I was a kid. thanks for your help
@wolfie34 (26789)
• United Kingdom
26 Jan 08
I am not sure if you will be able to get it from a pharmacy, but here in the UK for sore throats I use a very strong and potent throat spray called Ultra Chloraseptic it works a treat, you spray it at the back of your throat three times up to 8 times a day, it numbs the soreness and eases it a treat. I also have a hot toddy which burns the germs away. I usually add whisky or rum to coffee. I hope you get better soon my dear friend.
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I was able to get to the pharmacy and I did get some chloraseptic lozengers it helped but its still so sore. Thanks my friend.
• United States
25 Jan 08
terry the only thing I can tell you with out going to the DR. is Tylenol and gargle with warm salt water. There are some over the counter throat sprays that numb it for awhile. I am so sorry you are not feeling well. I just got well from a particularly nasty cold.
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Thanks Angelwhispers I have to call hubby and tell him to bring home some numbing spray.
• United States
25 Jan 08
The only thing that comes go mind is ice cream.It is soft and cold and smooth.I hope you feel better real soon.
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Now that sounds like a good idea!LOL
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• United States
27 Jan 08
I mentioned ice cream because Terry asked for a home remedy. I usually use Halls drops for my throat but not everyone has them in the house.
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
26 Jan 08
You can try to gargle with salt water. Make homemade chicken soup. My mother-in-law always use to say that's a cureall. She was right. I would call my doctor and have him prescribe something. Are you feeling any better today?
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
26 Jan 08
No Im not but eating soup and hot tea makes it feel good. I will call on monday if its not any better.
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Awwww, I am sorry. Hope you feel better real soon.
@pree70 (525)
• India
26 Jan 08
i'm so sorry about your throat. warm salt water gargle is a very effective remedy. peppercorns are very effective in giving relief. Boil a few crushed peppercorns with a few slices of fresh ginger in a cup of water and sip it hot. It will give you relief. you may add a tsp of honey to it for added effect.
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Thanks pree I will give that a try too.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Take ½ glass of warm water and dissolve one tablet of ibuprophen if you have it handy. Slowly you can gargle your throat with this solution. Chamomile can help too.
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I did that polachicago and it did help for awhile. But its still so sore. thanks
@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
25 Jan 08
If i were you i would go to the store and get some cough drops and stuff, And if the pain is that bad, maybe you should go to the doc!! maybe you have strep, or a serious infection!! better safe then sorry!! I hope i didn't jinx you from the last discussion :(
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Hi Sissygrl my hubby came home early so I went out and got throat drops it did make it feel better. thanks
• Pakistan
4 Mar 08
Joshanda is centuries old herbal tea for flu, cough, cold, catarrh, irritation of throat and fever. It is available in instantly dissolvable form. You can mix it in a cup of hot water or hot tea and sip lowly. Use thrice a day. If your throat is infected with onions, then you should use antibiotics after consultation of medical experts.