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Big spoonful of neat Manuka honey. And, gargling with dissolved aspirin (you need to make it strong: a full strength aspirin in a couple of mouthfulls of water). Hold it in your throat as long as you can, head tipped back and slooshing it around for as long as possible - it reduces the inflammation and numbs your throat at the same time. Then spit it out! Especially helpful just before eating, found I could eat normally a few minutes later - and lasts a whole meal
I had a knife-like throat a few weeks ago, and both helped a lot. Get well soon!
If the inflamation is in your throat and you think you have nasty bacteria breeding down there gargle with a solution of 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 3 parts water - do not swallow! It oxidises the bacteria so you will get a nasty foam substance coming of your throat which tastes worse than anything you have ever tasted in your life and you have to spit out but I guarantee you that your throat will be back to normal within a few hours!
I agree with the ultra chloraseptic antiseptic throat spray - wonderful stuff. I used to suffer from tonsilitis alot and it was the only thing that worked for me.
I used it before eating then managed to eat fine.
Yes of course - you have to dilute it but it works - spent 10 years trying to get them to tale my tonsils out because am allergic to antibiotocs and only thing that I could use in the end that made a blind bit of difference!