Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What Do You Do for a Sore Throat?

Remedies, people, remedies!

It's not too bad, yet.

How would you attempt to nip this thing in the bud?

34 comments:

Mary Green said...

Zicam every three hours , cough drops help and lots of warm beverage of your choice ( I like hot toddies )

Antoinette said...

Hot lemon tea with a teaspoon full of honey. :) 

Farmer's City Wife said...

Sounds soothing. I'll start brewing right away :).

katy said...

spoon full of honey

Jennie C. said...

I guzzle Stash Lemon Blossom Herbal Tea with a spoonful of honey at the first sign of trouble. It seldom gets worse, and if it does, I just hit it with an occasional swig of Kahlua.  :-)

Theresa said...

Lots of hot tea with apple-cider vinegar, lemon juice, and honey.  A drop or two of essential oils such as eucalyptus, pine, wintergreen, and tea tree oil mixed in some coconut oil and rubbed on the chest, neck, and soles of the feet...an over the counter salve like Unker's will do.  Hope you feel better quickly! 

Sylvia Smith said...

Yell at it!!  No, j/k.  I usually opt for Traditional Medicinals Throat Coat tea, which is instantly, soothingly sweet.    But yeah, hot lemon juice & honey (add whiskey if you have it) is another good one!  :-)

Karlab71 said...

The last 2 time I started getting a sore throat I put a dash of Hydrogen peroxide in a cup of water and gargled. SDo not swallow it.  It is totally gross, but it was GONE the next day. Without doing this my sore throats usually last for days on end. I also drink tea and suck on Halls honey and lemon cough drops.

Farmer's City Wife said...

Goes down easily :).

Farmer's City Wife said...

hehehe... maybe I'll skip the lemon blossom and go straight for the Kahlua ;).

Farmer's City Wife said...

Oooh... that sounds soothing. There is a healing balm in Gilead! :)

Farmer's City Wife said...

hehehe... tea seems to be the frontrunner (and the lemon honey combo). So far so good.

Masha said...

Whiskey, honey, and lemon...A shot of whiskey + 1/2 a shot lemon juice + 1 Tbs honey (or whatever proportions you'd like :) ) As many times a day as you'd like..;)

Farmer's City Wife said...

I was JUST telling my husband this morning, "I wonder if we should gargle some diluted peroxide?" Might have to try this one. Does it foam? blech

Mama Rosa said...

Yes, fresh-squeezed lemon and raw honey work best for me. I put them in the Throat Coat Lemon Echinaccea tea and it's very soothing. I also find that gargling with an antiseptic mouthwash helps kill the germs. Hope you feel better soon!

Karlab71 said...

Yes, it does foam a bit...gag...and leaves a horrible aftertaste , thus the honey cough drop! haha If I see "gunk" on my tonsils i will swab with a q-tip dipped in peroxide...gag... but it totally clears things up for me. my younger daughter does this too...works for her. My older daughter will gargle with salt water if she is desperate. SHE won't use the peroxide.

Rachel said...

Salt water and warm water - gargle repeatedly.  This usually works!

The other thing that I would stress - is get 2 extra hours of sleep for the next few days. Rest is the best way to rapid recovery!

I have also used homeopathic  medicine thingies (available at your local natural foods store).  Coldcalm from Boiron - (available at Whole Foods Market) worked really well. I thought I was getting a bout of the plague a few weeks back (total exhaustion, slight fever, chills, sore throat..)I took it for a two days (following the directions on the box) and felt better much quicker than usual!

Rachel said...

I forgot to add that any kind of throat drop with "caine" medicines in it. That helps numb the sore throat- well, anything it touches really! 

Amanda said...

In addition to the lemon tea with honey, I would add gargling with warm salt water. It's worked for me in the past, and it's what my mom recommends when I get a sore throat.

Farmer's City Wife said...

Hm... good thing I don't have to teach today ;).

Farmer's City Wife said...

Wow, that does sound soothing! Thanks, Mama Rosa.

Farmer's City Wife said...

You know, my sister-in-law recommends the salt water gargle, too.

Extra sleep? I'm all for that! :-D

Glad you're feeling better, Rachel! That doesn't sound any fun.

Farmer's City Wife said...

Veeeery interesting....

Farmer's City Wife said...

Warm salt water? That's a new addition to the salt water recommendation... and sounds slightly more appealing! Somehow the cold saltwater felt like ocean water... blech!

Clumpa said...

Since I don't always have lemon juice around I use True Lemon, which are little packets of dried lemon and nothing else.  This way I always have lemon for my tea with honey.  Or just warm water with honey and True Lemon works too.

Farmer's City Wife said...

Interesting, Clumpa! Hadn't heard of the stuff before. :)

Stellaruiz said...

Sore throat is quite bothersome. The faster you get rid of it via sore throat remedies treatment, the better.

LittlePeg said...

When I have a sore throat I call and talk to a doctor. They can help anytime day or night. They can even call in a prescription if needed.

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