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Any thing to help a Sore Throat?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Hi guys does anyone know what i can do to help dim the pain on a sore throat.
I have a real painful one this time and is lasting a little longer.




Ashley
post #2 of 20
gargle with peroxide.... i know i know sounds horrid but it works! lol
post #3 of 20
Drink hot tea with honey. It does help, at least temporarily.
post #4 of 20
Gargling salt water helps-for a recipe, just search on Google. I also like the Cloraseptic (sp?) throat lozenges. They help to numb the pain.

But the best bet is to go to the doctor, to make sure it's not some kind of infection.
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by okeefecl
But the best bet is to go to the doctor, to make sure it's not some kind of infection.
Agreed. In these parts, strep is going around. Unresolved strep throat can damage the kidneys.
post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by Deb25
Agreed. In these parts, strep is going around. Unresolved strep throat can damage the kidneys.
And other organs - a friend's wife died a few years ago from strep throat - it ate away her organs.
post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by RoyalEnchntrss
gargle with peroxide.... i know i know sounds horrid but it works! lol

Hmm I hope your not tryn to get rid of me, lol.


i know my throat got worse after yelling at the people who took our order at Sonic and Dairy Queen. They couldnt hear Robert talk so I had to yell to order. I did lose my vioce this morning but after gettnin om e gunk out of my thrat I felt better. Runny noise and a sore throat, what a day.


Thaks for the replys. I realy cant get to the doctor at the moment at all really.

I just paid a $180 vet bill, I have to buy more eye glasses after mine broke and tomorrow we are taking a dog to the vet fro a open wound on his neck that is becoming very infected and ozzing.
And after the bank screwing us over on $156 of a bank mistake, im tired.


Ashley
post #8 of 20
Thread Starter 
Oh yea pretty much the casue of strep has somethin to do with Tonsils too huh?


Well I have none. Had them taken outa long time ago, so from what I was told Im not suppose to get strep.



Ashley
post #9 of 20
I hope you are feeling better soon!
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by golden_moon_luv
Hi guys does anyone know what i can do to help dim the pain on a sore throat.
I have a real painful one this time and is lasting a little longer.




Ashley
Dear Ashley, this tastes terrible but it WILL work, put 3 tablespoons of vinegar, white or cidar in a cup of warm water and gargle it, taking a small sip at the end to coat the throat deeper than you can reach by gargleing. Do this about every three hours during the day if you can manage it and again before bed. Good luck and hope that you feel better soon.
post #11 of 20
gargle with peroxide? Good grief!! That does sound a bit harsh... why not settle for the cheap version - and gargle with salt water? It's just as good as any antibiotic because the strep virus that causes the sore throat can't survive in salt water I suffer with a sore throat on a regular basis.... so I'd suggest the salt water trick, burnt toast (I know, it hurts a bit, but it works to clean your throat and the charcoal mops up free radicals and stuff) closely followed by something like tea and honey, or even better, ice-cream. Drink lots of cool water and very often you coudl find a simple honey and lemon linctus at your chemists - it doesn't cost much at all and it just helps to soothe the pain a bit - sometimes they have a paracetamol in them, but the upsie to that isthat you can take that alongside things like ibuprofen based painkillers

Get well soon!
post #12 of 20
The only thing that works for me is drinking hot stuff. Tea with lemon, coffee (with whiskey in it works fine). Hot cocoa is a no-no during a cold unless it's made with water.

I never tried the vinegar thing... ick!

And yah if Strep is "let go" it can wreak havoc, cause Rheumatic Fever and damage your heart valves. If ya see little white pus-sacs on your tonsils or throat, ya have Strep. Tonsilitis is just sore tonsils I think? But still warrants a trip to the doctor's office for them to stick that thing down your throat and SWAB your already-sore tonsils. Fun.
post #13 of 20
I would recommend gargling with soluble paracetamol/Panadol, then swallowing it. The particles stick to the sides of your throat and you get added pain relief. (I had to do this for over a year when I had Glandular Fever and it offered me mild relief for the debilitating pain)

Hope you're feeling better soon!
post #14 of 20
I usually do a triple assault:

1. Advil cold and sinus gels
2. robitussin cough syrup
3. sore throat lozenges - any brand works, i like the sucrets one.

post #15 of 20
I'm concerned that some of the answers you are getting are misleading and/or dangerous....

ok.....first off, salt water will NOT kill strep. No matter how often you drink it, you won't expose all of the infected area to it anyway. It CAN offer some relief from the pain, but if it is in fact strep, you'll need antibiotics. A simple swab at the doctor's will tell you if it's strep.

Next, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't gargle with hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide basically kills ALL organic material, including the cells in your throat. You definitely don't want to ingest it accidentally, either.

Burnt toast will not "mop up" free radicals. You can't "mop" them up (also, just a point of interest.....one of the main sources of free radicals in the body is hydrogen peroxide produced during metabolism). The body has pathways to deal with free radicals. Luckily, free radicals are not what is causing your sore throat, so don't worry about them.

Unfortunately, having your tonsils out doesn't mean you won't get strep. When tonsils are removed, it's usually only the Palatine tonsils that are taken out. Your other tonsils are still there, so you can still develop strep throat, though I think it's less likely. Strep is a bacteria that is found all around us and can lead to serious complications (Scarlett fever for one) if untreated. If you suspect strep or the sore throat doesn't resolve in the next week, see a doctor!

Hope you're feeling better soon!
post #16 of 20
LOL BURNT TOAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
guys... what ideas are you getting!

Huns, if youhave a bad sore throad, eat an orange or take a vitamin C tablet and go to bed! sleep does all the wonders of making you feel better.
post #17 of 20
Sipping on ice water will help sooth the soreness.
post #18 of 20
Thread Starter 
Hey guys well the sore throat hit the worst last night but today its clearing up, BUT Robert caught the cold. i told himnoty to kiss me. He isnt good with pain. I had to skip 2 days of eating because of this. I had all sorts of numbing stufgf to help my throat but it was way deep and the meds couldnt reach it.



Ashley
post #19 of 20
There are a few medicine that may help. The only one that comes to mind at this moment is one by Cepastat. But I recall there is another, which I call the "super-suckers" that is really effective and it removes the pain almost immediately although it cost like more than a dollar per pill/piece. It is a huge piece/pill that is at least 3 times the size of your normal strepsils. It does not actually cures it immediately but it removes the pain. Of course it numbs your whole throat such that anything you eat or drink tastes bland. I think you coudl ask the doctor or pharmacist.
post #20 of 20
Thread Starter 
HI! well I did go to the ER and well it wasnt strep throat but an inflamation of my throat. My allergies went crazy when a week of stronge wind brought dust into town, so my nose and ears had gunk draining into my throat which iritated it baddly. I was given med's for the infection. It took 2 days for it to stop hurting and now im better. i can eat at last. YAY!!!!!!




To Bumpy

The spray and stuff that numbs your throat never helped, the pain was to deep fo it to reach.


Ashley
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