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12-28-2003, 02:13 PM
Anyone have any good remedies? My throat is killing me...It's red and swollen, and geez is it ever itchy! I sprayed some of that numbing stuff back there and it numbed everything in my mouth BUT my throat. :rolleyes: Do you think that if I put an Emla patch on my throat, that it would numb it all the way through? :o

12-28-2003, 02:18 PM
Hall's Cough Drops work for me, and help with the sore throat. Get well soon Jordan! :)

12-28-2003, 02:30 PM
I have a sore throat too, but I've been taking medicine and drinking lots of water. I have a terrible cough too:( But I know its getting better though.

Hope you get better soon too!:)

12-28-2003, 02:36 PM
Thanks! :) My mom forgot to pick up some Hall's yesterdday. I whink we might just have some medicine...

12-28-2003, 02:42 PM
Sometimes warm/hot tea make my throat feel better, but I use numbing stuff and cough drops too.

12-28-2003, 02:52 PM
I've had good luck with taking Vitamin C when I get a sore throat.

12-28-2003, 02:55 PM
Hot tea with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of honey. It really works for me!!

Feel better soon!!!

12-28-2003, 10:31 PM
Green tea works really well for me. Hot or cold it works good.

Hope you get to feeling better, It's a real drag to feel bad on the holidays! Well.... its bad any time.

12-29-2003, 05:53 AM
Cookiebaker told you part II of the remedy...BUT, you have to do part I, first! Gargle with warm salt water...just use table salt...and warm tap water. Use about one tablespoon in 6 oz of water..and gargle 5-6 times with it. Do it every hour or so....it works! And, as others have said, lots of fluid...(and, I remember this from a kid, and was reminded of it the other day...but, spit alot....don't swallow the sickie germs...gross, eh? I don't know it that makes a difference or not.)

12-29-2003, 06:21 AM
Hot broth/soup or tea always makes my throat feel better. As for getting rid of it completely - go to the doctor. :)

12-29-2003, 08:57 AM
Well, I'm past the sore throat but now I've got the cold. That Theraflu works well. Also Tylenol Cold tablets. That's what I'm taking and I think it's helping. Of course, lots of rest. And I was going to say gargle with warm salt water also. It's horrible but it works.

12-29-2003, 11:49 AM
Wolfsoul, I think you got good advice from everyone. I hope you get to feeling better. :)

12-29-2003, 02:31 PM
Aw Jordo, I hope you feel better soon! I just got over some sickness. Maybe I sent it to you! :eek:

Definitely do the saltwater thing and the honey and tea. Just make sure to stay away from cold drinks and cold foods. Warm foods will soothe your throat much better.

12-29-2003, 03:56 PM
Thanks for all the advice! :) I took some medicine, and drank some warm soup, and my throat feels much better. But now I just have to stop coughing. :eek: lol.