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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 10:49 AM
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Help! Need ideas: Soft foods for miserably swollen, sore, infected throat?
I need ideas! I shopped last night and all I could come up w/ was noodles and ice cream.

Thanks
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 10:50 AM
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1. Mrs Grass Chicken noodle soup. Good in a cup. It's just broth and little
teensy baby noodles that ease down easy.

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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 10:51 AM
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2. Oatmeal is good -
has soothing properties. Also - applesauce, yogurt, Campbell's chicken noodle soup. :hi:
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 12:01 PM
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31. Two votes for oatmeal, or else depending on where you live...
Cream of Wheat
Cocoa Wheats
Malt-O-Meal
Grits
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 10:51 AM
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3. Yogart, pudding
Feel better soon!
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 10:51 AM
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4. A nice cup of tea with lemon
should help. Chicken soup, yoghart, soft boiled eggs.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 10:52 AM
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5. Applesauce,
Milk and Carnation Instant Breakfast. I've done that diet before when I had strep.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 10:52 AM
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6. scrambled eggs
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 01:28 PM
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33. she can't even THINK about something like scrambled eggs
that's how bad it is. She's had ramen noodles and yogurt today and even that was unpleasant.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 10:52 AM
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7. Popsicles and icees, smoothees, pudding, yogart, soups
mashed potatoes, grits, oatmeal and those energy drinks!

Good luck and I hope you get to feeling better
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 10:52 AM
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8. Frozen all-fruit popsicles (Edy's),
lightly chilled natural apple sauce, lowfat yogurt with chilled Kiwi fruit slices.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 10:53 AM
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9. Pudding is Good
And any kind of purreed soup.
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LiberallyInclined Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 10:53 AM
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10. rasberry sherbert & ginger ale...mmmmm.
and soup is good food.

tomato soup with some canned salmon.

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chickenscratching Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 10:54 AM
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11. JELLO!
whoo!
actually, i would prescribe chicken broth. yummmmm....
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 10:54 AM
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12. Honey and vinegar
I know it sounds crazy but it really does help. Honey mixed with some apple cider vinegar - the vinegar helps soothe and heal the raw throat and the honey thickens it so it doesn't just roll right past the hurt place. Actually, it's kind of like a cough drop - old home remedy. It does help. I usually put a bit in a glass and suck it off a spoon.

Hope you feel better. :hi:
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arikara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 10:54 AM
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13. broth made from Miso
Its very tasty and far healthier than canned or packaged soup.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 10:55 AM
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14. You all rock. Thank you! Any more?
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 10:56 AM
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15. As a Minnesotan I must suggest Jello, preferably lime green
good luck and hope whomever gets well soon.
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welshTerrier2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 11:02 AM
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16. cold-eeze
these sucking candies contain sub-lingual (i.e. dissolves in your mouth) zinc ...

it will shorten the duration of your illness ... i felt like i was just about to get a really bad chest cold a couple of days ago ... a couple of cold-eeze and voila, i never got sick ...

it's really a great product and it is soothing for a sore throat too ...
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 11:04 AM
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17. Put juice/kool aid in the freezer
and eat it w/a spoon.

or freeze strawberries and mix w/juice & banana for a smoothie.

oh, I'm getting hungry
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 11:04 AM
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18. Canned pears
They are wonderfully soft and tasty, and if you put 'em in the fridge for a while, will feel nice on a sore throat :hug:
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 11:06 AM
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19. Tapioca?
For dental reasons, I had to go on a no-chew diet for a few days. On the way home, I picked up a container of tapioca, along with cottage cheese and (milk based) Instant Breakfast. That tapioca reawakened a long buried taste delight from my early childhood. That was during the Thirties, and such things were anything but fancy. Rice pudding fell into that same category).

So here it is, about 4 months later, and preparation of tapioca is now a permanent part of my repertoire. (I make a 2 day supply ech time). Instead of the preferred constant stirring over a stovetop, I use three 3 minute microwave zaps, with stirring in between. (Keep a CLOSE eye on it through the window, during that last zap). Optionally, adding dried fruits before the zapping is also yummy.

pnorman
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coffeenap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 11:08 AM
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20. frozen fruits blended with juice or milk - my daugther is living on
them at this very moment! Very refreshing for her.
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The empressof all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 11:11 AM
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21. Frozen fruit smoothies are great!
I love pineapple and mango----or just plain strawberry with a banana. I sometimes even add a bit of tofu to add some xtra protein.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 11:32 AM
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25. sounds good... I'll have to add some protein powder for her
thanks, coffeenap
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alwynsw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 11:18 AM
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22. Dodge dairy!!!!
Mrs. V has bronchitis. Ice cream, yogurt, and other dairy will usually make the phlegm issue worse. Ice cream makes it feel better because of the chill, but dairy products tend to coat throat tissues making the congestion worse.

It may sound silly, but baby food fruits aren't bad at all and provide C that can help end the bronchitis problems.

If you've a food processor, many foods, especially fruits and cooked veggies can be pureed (how in the hell do you spell that?) to go down easier.
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 11:37 AM
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26. Seconded.
Dairy, including ice cream, tends to coat the throat and act as an agar plate for the bacteria already causing such a ruckus.

Ditto sugary and syrupy things.

I'd vote for clear soups with soft pastas and vegetables. Baby foods and toddler meals are also quite acceptable. The toddler meals are usually not complete mush, but do have small, easily processed pieces that disintegrate rapidly.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 01:29 PM
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34. thanks
you spelled "pureed" correctly, btw :hi:

avoid dairy... oops
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TNDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 11:19 AM
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23. Banana cream pie.
I had a lot of reflux in the latter stages of pregnancy and I used to keep it in the fridge and take a bite to soothe my throat.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 11:28 AM
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24. warm homemade applesauce
scrambled eggs
oatmeal
soup (my favorite for when I am sick is Hot & Sour--loads of protein)
mashed potatoes (or any mashed veggies, for that matter--carrots, turnip, squash)
yogurt
jello
pudding


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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 11:59 AM
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30. And then there's the Chicken Soup Of The Orient,
recommended for the elderly, the invalid, and fretful infants --- rice porridge (congee, gayu, etc.) Here's the Wikipedia description: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rice_congee

Another suggestion along those same lines is Japanese "cha-zuke" --- tea poured over cooked rice (hot water is sometimes used instead). Frequently on top of the rice are savory sprinkles. One of the problems in feeling poorly is loss of appetite, sometimes to the point where just the smell of food makes one queasy. In that case, go for the bland.

pnorman
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 11:42 AM
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27. Fruit sorbets might be nice, and fairly healthy.
:hi:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 11:44 AM
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28. Jawbreakers and other hard candy.
I'm such an ass.
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candle_bright Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 11:59 AM
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29. Maybe try a ginger and garlic broth
Just steep some fresh, chopped ginger and garlic like you would to make tea. Or you could try it with just ginger.

I knew a Jamaican lady who would chop up fresh ginger and garlic and just eat it straight, which is pretty intense. I think that might be hard on a sore throat though, so maybe a broth would be better. :)
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 12:15 PM
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32. My first thought was peanut brittle, but hot tea, and broths
work for me. I put some noodles and garlic in the broth.

then during the day gargle with warm salt water or apple cider vinegar and warm water.
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 01:31 PM
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35. my fave is hot lemonade with honey
and I have a friend who swears honey alone will cure what ails the throat. Very soothing and easy IMHO.
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Freebird12004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 01:32 PM
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36. rice pudding

soup with precooked brown rice
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 01:34 PM
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37. Mashed potatoes & soft boiled eggs.....
need some starch & protein.
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 01:37 PM
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38. Not food, but tea is good
It is actually quite a powerful antiseptic. Take it as strong as you can.

Given that we drink it as a normal drink, I was surprised at its medicinal effects.
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CitySky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 01:42 PM
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39. When I feel like this I pick up wonton soup.
It's hot, and the wontons are kinda slippery.
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