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    Zinc lozenges are good too

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    I recently got the flu and was left with a sore throat which felt like [email protected] fire was built in my mouth. Someone told me to go buy some RAW honey and take a tsp of it and swish it around my throat and swallow. My throat had been almost closed up I must say... but after taking the teaspoon of honey, it was immediately gone. The raw honey has a healing property in it. It cost me like 10.00 for a quart but boy was it so worth the money. I hope this helps and hope he gets better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diane Sneed
    Gargle with liquid benadryl[children's].This coats and deadens your throat.
    I forgot about this one...my oldest dd had an outbreak of coldsores in her mouth/throat as a toddler- the doc prescribed benadryl mixed with maalox to swish and swallow to numb. Dh makes a tea out of lime peel, a slice of onion, and bayleaf.

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    There is a tea called Throat Coat that really works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sash
    I need a good remedy for a sore throat and cold. Got any ideas. It's not for me; I can usually cope, but you know, it's the dh (hate for him to get sick and run down). Thanks.
    Hot water with lemon and a lot of scotch. Or bourbon.

    Edit: I replied before I read the rest of the thread. A lot of us think alike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    another thing to take is zinc..and up to 1,000mg of vitamin C day for the first 3 days...

    however, if you have a sore throat, and no sinus drainage, no cough, no fever...you might have acid reflux instead!
    Very true. I dosed myself with cough drops for months before I found out I had GERD - serious acid reflux. I wound up with a couple cavities, too, because I was sucking cough drops at night just before I went to sleep.

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    Chamomile - mint tea (like some "bedtime" teas), with honey and lemon juice if there is a cough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting cat
    Chamomile - mint tea (like some "bedtime" teas), with honey and lemon juice if there is a cough.
    Unfortunately, if you even suspect that you have acid reflux, mint and lemon juice are no-nos. Get yourself checked out before you start using home remedies.

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    Thanks for all the tip; great things to know.

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    I recently bought some tea bags from wal mart that was especially for sore throat. I had to pay almost five dollars for the box, but it was so soothing it was worth it.

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    Here is what will fix him up. One Teaspoon Robitussion cough medicication, Honey , lemon, vodca and tea. It is wonderful when you are sick. This is Hot and just sip on it.

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    my gosh! ther is so many recipes on here don't do all of them!!!!!

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    My grandma makes "cough syrup" by stuffing a glass jar (like a jelly jar) with peppermint sticks, then pouring whiskey over them to cover. When the candy has dissolved it is ready to go...soothes a sore throat and helps you sleep better, too! :wink:

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    sore throat remedies

    my remedy for sore throat is hot lemonade mix with honey as it relieves the pain quickly.this is a effective sore throat remedies

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    one teaspoon of elderberry extract mixed in a bit, abt 1/2 cup, water stir and chug a lug.

    works for me every time.

    delma
    Last edited by delma_paulk; 10-01-2012 at 01:33 PM.

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    At first sign of a sore throat I switch from coffee that has cream in it to black tea, sometimes with lemon and honey. Milk products build up flem and make it worse but the heat from the tea helps it go away. Also, normally it's caused from drainage in the back of the throat so check on something to dry that up.
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    I'm a fan of good apple ccider vinigar, honey and raspberry leaves
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    I like to keep Steptasil lemon lozenges in the house for a sore, scratchy throat. They have a numbing agent in them that really helps plus the germ killing ingredients. I keep Benylin for colds in the cabinet. If he is on heart or blood pressure meds, you need Coracidin (sp) cough medicine? It is the box with the heart on the front for people that can't take other medicines for colds. Of course, Lipton chicken noodle soup is a family favourite during cold season.

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    An old holistic remedy: Finely chop 1 clove of garlic ( not the whole bulb). Let it sit for 10 minutes or so. A substance called allicin is released which is anti-bacterial and anti-viral. Chew it ( try to keep it on your teeth as it is hot). You can add a teaspoon of honey if you like. I just drink water after I swallow it. Cooking destroys the allicin ingredient. It truly works but people don't believe it or like garlic. My DD and DGD were very sick coughing, sore throat, stuffed up heads, just miserable and finally agreed to try the garlic. Within 1-2 hours they were feeling so much better and by the next day all symptoms were gone!
    I have shared with others I know and they poo-poo it and stay sick...

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    I came across this recently and they both work. They are antibacterial, antiveral and antifungal, so they cover a multitudes of sins. Mix one tsp of local (best) honey with 1/4 tsp cinnamon and swallow. Do not take anything by mouth for 15 - 30 minutes after taking this to allow it to work. The second one has more of a bite to it. It actually changes the ph balance in the throat so nothing can grow. If it saves a trip to the docs, then I'll do it. Yes, I use this one and it works great. Mix 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/4 tsp ginger, 1 T cider vinegar (organic if possible, although I use store bought) 2 T water and 1T honey (local best) I usually triple or so the recipe and store in jelly jar in the fridge. Take 1 T 3 to 4 times everyday for 3 days or until symptoms are gone which usually is 2 to 3 days.
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    If he is already asleep put some vicks on his feet and slip a pair of socks on him! He will never know! That is id he is a sound sleeper like my hubby. LOL

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