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Glenda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:04 PM
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I have a sore throat
Do you have a home remedy?
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:06 PM
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1. Gargle with iodized salt water.
Certainly no fun, but it works.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:07 PM
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2. Gargle
Gargle with a mix of half hydrogen peroxide, half warm water. It kills germs.

Then drink some hot tea with honey and lemon.
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Glenda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:29 PM
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8. Thanks to you 2 who mentioned gargle n/t
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Merlot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:09 PM
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3. Herbal tea called Throat Coat
Or ginger tea, or boil ginger for tea.
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Glenda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:28 PM
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7. Ginger tea?
Ok, I will try the tea I currently have. ANd when I next go out (when the temp is a little higher than now), I'll go for ginger. I'll look it up in my herb book. Thanks
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:09 PM
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4. I'm sorry
I hope it gets better soon. Sore throats are the worst. I can take just about any other cold/flu symptom but that.
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Glenda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:24 PM
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20. Well, I hope this doesn't develop into cold/flu...
It's sort of mild now, so maybe if I can treat it in the beginning...
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redsoxliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:09 PM
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5. bowl
ease.
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On Par Donating Member (912 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:17 PM
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6. Hot Tea and Honey....
..but if it's bacterial, you'll need medication. A Z-pak from your doctor will do the trick.

OP
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:30 PM
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9. warm salt water with a 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda...the soda will
break up that horrible thick coating at the back of your throat which is irritating it in the first place...don't swallow this..ok, well if you do swallow it, you'll only do it once, BELIEVE me.
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Glenda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:32 PM
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10. I do have baking soda!
I also have garlic, so I better start eating cloves of that too!
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:53 PM
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13. you said nothing about a vampire problem...I thought it was your throat?
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Glenda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:03 PM
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16. I may have a vampire problem too :)
You can't be too careful these days...

:hi:
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KayLaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:39 PM
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11. I'd love to help you
When I have a sore throat, it's usually a bacterial infection which requires antibiotics. If you can't get those, pain killers and lots of fluids seem to help. Best of luck to you, honey.
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:41 PM
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12. Whenever I get a sore throat-
I drink a pot of black coffee, with sugar- no milk or creamer. I still stay sick for days, but no more sore throat! Works everytime for me and my SO.

Good luck! Sore throats are a bitch.

:hi:
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nicolemrw Donating Member (263 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:02 PM
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14. hot lemonaid with honey
add whisky if your of age and drink.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:02 PM
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15. Nothing to suggest except
Hope you feel better! :hug:
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Glenda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:20 PM
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18. Thanks :)
But don't hug me too closely, I might give it to you!

:hi:
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:04 PM
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17. I'll trade ya my stomach flu for your sore throat!
:hi:
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Glenda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:21 PM
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19. No, I had that a few weeks ago
I don't know if it was stomach flu, but whatever went into my mouth went right back out the same way.

Take care of yourself!
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