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11/11/12 3:18 A

rynny nose and cough here!

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11/11/12 2:05 A

Like others have said.... my mother's remedy of gargling with salt water is the best . But it tastes revolting, so make sure you have some hot water with tea and honey or somethng delicious in it to wash away the taste....

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11/10/12 8:46 P

it's important to take care of yourself get rest and lots of fluids

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11/10/12 7:19 P

My "go-to" is a vit C/ Zinc/B6 lozenge that has "cured" me numerous times.
Then keep up with lots of water.

The previous poster mentioned tea w/ honey...
There is an echinacea wellness tea & you could add honey. OR just hot water, lemon juice & honey. (old-fashioned remedy)

Hope you don't catch "it"!

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11/10/12 4:08 P

tea with honey always

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11/10/12 10:55 A

Honey and lemon with a little Southern Comfort... good for sore throat or a cold. Make it into a hot toddy. If I had to measure it I'd say 1 Tbsp of each in 14 oz of hot water. Do it as your capacity requires it. Nothing excessive so you won't hurt yourself.

Edited by: STRANGER70127 at: 11/11/2012 (15:09)

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11/9/12 9:40 P

Everyone always tells me ice cream and popsicles, but when I had my tonsils out, hot chocolate soothed it the most. Warm things seem more soothing to me.

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11/9/12 7:46 P

My MD always recommends gargling with warm salt water. (Which I do, but hate.)

Chloraseptic is very diet-friendly - you won't want to eat anything after a spritz!

I usually go for something such as Throat Coat tea and, while I know there's no science behind it, I find that Airborne helps me feel better, too.

Get well soon!

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11/9/12 6:41 P


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11/9/12 6:19 P

I use the throat spray and numbing lozenges

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11/9/12 6:18 P


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11/9/12 1:39 P

warm salt water gives immediate relief.

I also like SF popsicles when I have a sore throat. And lemonade.

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11/9/12 8:50 A

I second the lemon and honey drink suggestion but try adding a little ginger to the mix. Here is a link:

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11/9/12 8:21 A

gargle with warm salt water serveral times a day

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11/9/12 8:19 A

i always do hot water (tea) with honey and lemon

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11/9/12 8:17 A

Echinacea tea with honey.

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11/9/12 7:39 A

I like to drink Throat Coat tea with a little honey in it when I get a sore throat. It works and tastes great!

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11/9/12 7:14 A

1. Ibuprofen for the pain and swelling

2. Sugar free Halls Cough drop

3. Chloreseptic Throat spray (sold at Walgreens, CVS)

4. Sugar free popsicles

5. Vicks Vapor Rub at night

6. Vaporizer or humidifier in your room at night to keep your nose, throat and mouth from getting dry.

I hope that helps!

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11/9/12 6:41 A

Does anyone have any suggestions for a sore throat that is diet friendly.

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