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any remedies to help sore throat

(12 Posts)
pirategirl Tue 18-Sep-07 22:10:45

i also have a sore tongue, which is weird, all part of a mild but v tiring cold.

shoudl i just keep taking the cold and flu capsules, or is there something better is can take.

coleyboy Tue 18-Sep-07 22:13:46

Boiling water, lemon juice, sugar and cider vinegar (quantities to taste) - very soothing and more effective than cough sweets.

Am not sure about the sore tongue??!

LoveMyGirls Tue 18-Sep-07 22:14:23

use oraldene mouthwash

bossybritches Tue 18-Sep-07 22:47:01

Dilute some tea-tree oil in a glass (about 5 drops in 200 mls) Gargle & spit out all but the last mouthful, swallow that if you can -it's very bitter! Repeat every 2 hours while awake. The small amount you ingest will not hurt you, tea-tree is one of the very few you can take orally.

It will help boost your immune system too!

(Boots sell a good range-organics.)

FrannyandZooey Tue 18-Sep-07 22:49:54

Sage tea

Steep dried sage in boiling water, then strain and gargle with the liquid

Elder berry extract reduces severity and length of common cold

Twiglett Tue 18-Sep-07 22:51:32

boiling water, tsp honey, lemon juice and about 5 cloves

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 18-Sep-07 22:52:16

disolve a soluble asprin in 1/4 to 1/2 glass of water and gargle with it (and swallow it too, in tiny tiny sips)

Got me through toncilitis on many an occasion

flamingtoaster Tue 18-Sep-07 23:19:14

Sip Manuka honey slowly off a spoon - don't put it in hot water because heat kills the anti-viral/antibacterial content. It's very soothing/healing. Hope you feel better soon.

bossybritches Wed 19-Sep-07 11:20:37

How's the throat PG?

Did you know today is International "Talk like a Pirate Day?"

Useless fact no; 473 from BB grin

pirategirl Wed 19-Sep-07 17:38:36


hanaflower Wed 19-Sep-07 17:41:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

pirategirl Wed 19-Sep-07 17:45:12

thanks for all the advice. i have been gargling asprin, hopefully will see improvement soon.

Think its bit better than yesterday.

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