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Old 07-13-2012, 09:17 AM
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So for those unaware I have a virus. YAY!

I have been battling a 102-103.9 fever for 2 days and I think it's burning off but it's left me with an insanely sore throat.

I am starving, I choked down some soup last night but barely enough. I mean.. I like to eat.

Even water is making me cringe when I swallow. I tried the sore throat numbing spray and it burned my raw tonsils. :/

Anyone have any tips on how to get rid of this. The doctor said I need to just ride it out but I am in major pain and intense food withdrawals.

Help! (further more, I apologize if I get snarky in any other threads, like I said I eat a lot and 2 days sans food is not my style at all. LOL)
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:40 AM
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Maybe try eating a spoonful of raw honey?
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:47 AM
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I just saw this on Pinterest the other day and I didn't believe it. Maybe you can try it and see if it's true... supposedly you can eat a few marshmallows and it will sooth your throat.
The skeptic in me believes half the stuff on Pinterest is a social experiment trying to see how many people they can get to do stupid stuff just because you saw it on Pinterest. =P Eating marshmallows to try and make yourself feel better sounds too good to be true. But it couldn't hurt, right? I mean, marshmallows.


Anyway, this is what I use for my sore throat:
http://www.organicallynaturalstore.c...oat-spray-4-oz

It tastes DISGUSTING, like seriously nasty nasty nasty, but it works a lot better than Chloraseptic IMO. I bought it at the dirty hippie store here in town.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:00 AM
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Two sprays every couple of hours of Thera Zinc Oral Spray is the tastiest way...

LOL

Thank you, I'm not sure we have honey or marshmallows but I can try both when I leave the house.

I just tried salt water and though it didn't hurt like the spray it didn't seem to instantly de-swell and comfort.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:06 AM
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I gargle with a mixture of white vinegar (it's what I normally have around the house) and black pepper. I'm sure you could use apple cider vinegar also.

Hope you feel better!
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:08 AM
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I find juice hurts less than water when I have a sore throat, and it helps spike my blood sugar so I feel better for a little while.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:34 AM
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Did you do hot salt water? The warmer the better because it allows the salt in to let the cells burst or something? Works every time for me! Maybe I just burn the lining of my throat off to lol!

I gargle with that every couple hours till better. I'm a nurse- cant go to a dr!
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gargaling (?) with camomile. Add a few drops in water. Tastes nasty, but helps.

Or, a more tasty option, hot lemon. Boil water, add lemon juice and spoon full of honey.

Camomile will help heal your raw tonsiles though.
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I use tea with a couple of spoons of honey or Jack Daniels Tennesse Honey (makes me forget I even have a sore throat).
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