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i have a VERY sore throat

(27 Posts)
loopylou6 Thu 01-Jan-09 18:36:51

it started in the early hours of the morning 5 nights a go, yesterday it was much better, thought it had gone, but today its back in force, theres no white spots on tonsils but i do have a very horrible nose thing going on aswell, has anyone else had this? if so, how long does it last?

IAmTheNewQueenOfMN Thu 01-Jan-09 18:39:46

I've had this and I'm sorry to say 4 weeks on and I'm coming completely out of it

it was accompanied by thick thick snot that felt like I was choking
I hope you feel better soon

loopylou6 Thu 01-Jan-09 18:46:18

oh thank you queen, yes i have the thick snot thing aswell hmm, im so relieved that someone else has had this as i was getting a little paranoid as i am a hypochondriac worrier grin
do you have any tips for the sore throat, mine feels like swallowing razor blades,a nd did yours feel like it was getting better and then rear its ugly head again?

TimeForMe Thu 01-Jan-09 18:55:01

Hi, I am in my fourth week of this also. I thought I was over it but it all started again, with the sore throat, earache, horrible cough and aching all over. I feel dreadful. I find gargling with salt water helps ease my throat a little. Other than that I am just keeping warm and doing as little as possible. Hope you feel better soon.

Tiggiwinkle Thu 01-Jan-09 18:57:25

Gargle with soluble aspirin (then swallow it).

This acts as a local anaesthetic and will help the pain.

watsthestory Thu 01-Jan-09 18:58:32

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loopylou6 Thu 01-Jan-09 19:01:10

thanks everyone, will get gargling, dh keeps telling me he has 'special' cream that magically gets rid of sore throats hmm grin
hope you all feel better soon too.

fymandbean Thu 01-Jan-09 19:02:11

me too on 4th week with this one - antibiotics seem to be clearing it now!

TheInvisibleManDidIt Thu 01-Jan-09 19:03:05

4 weeks?????

I got up today with aching raw throat and my nose feels twice it's normal size. My arms and legs feel like they're going to fall off...

I'm working 6 days out of the next 7 and don't have time to be ill!

Please tell me it isn't going to last that long!

dalek Thu 01-Jan-09 19:05:18

get some fresh ginger, grate, squeeze out a bout a teaspoon of "ginger juice". Mix with one or two teaspoons o honey - it tastes very strong but after a couple of days your cough will be gone - try it it really works.

Hope you're feeling better soon.


tryingtocookacurry Thu 01-Jan-09 19:05:34

Loopy Lou - I have had the sore throat and terrible, terrible aches and pains since the 29th. Thank God the aches have gone now, cos I was starting to think I had flu but I am now left with a razor blade throat. I was thinking of going to the doctors tomorrow.

LedodgyChristmasjumper Thu 01-Jan-09 19:06:44

I had a sore throat a couple of months back that wouldn't clear up with antibiotics. I started taking those one a day Garlic Capsules and it dissappeared almost immediatley. May be worth a try.

loopylou6 Thu 01-Jan-09 19:20:39

curry, it looks like its viral from these replys, but if you do go the doc can you report back and let me know what they say please?
timdi, i hope you feel better tomorrow.
ledodgy and dalek, thanks very much for the tips. smile

Heifer Thu 01-Jan-09 19:51:00

I have had a sore throat on an off for the last 5 weeks. At first I had a chest infection with a sore throat. Anti Bs got rid of the chest infection but not the sore throat. I found the pain from the sore throat unbearable at times. I even gargled TCP (Diluted of course) which usually helps but didn't.

The only time my throat got any relief was when I took the 3-1 cold remedy stuff that you drink.

What is the killer is you think the sore throat has finally got, only for it to return days later...

Hope your goes soon.

tryingtocookacurry Fri 02-Jan-09 11:15:33

I haven't gone to the docs as I have woken up with s and d. I haven't eaten properly for days now and when I even try to sip a drink it comes straight back out (far too much info - sorry) Don't think I'm gonna get better if I can't eat.

Concepta Fri 02-Jan-09 21:29:47

If you can take honey - a spoonful now and again will give you relief from the sore throat. Manuka honey is especially good - it is a natural antibiotic, but it is quite expensive. Ordinary honey is fine. I use it quite a bit if the DDs get a sore throat or if I get one myself. Hope you feel better soon.

WishItWouldSnow Fri 02-Jan-09 21:34:41

I gargle with warm water and tea tree oil. It's antiseptic, anti viral, pain reliever and anti bacterial.

Wish you luck!

tryingtocookacurry Sat 03-Jan-09 14:24:42

My friend told me to buy some Difflam. It works wonders! I went and got it yesterday from Asda's and you gargle with it. It helps with the sore throat and has certainly made mine feel better already!

loopylou6 Sun 04-Jan-09 14:20:45

thanks, will try your suggestions, its a bit better now, but theres just one part of my throat that hurts when i swallow, im starting to feel paranoid hmm

IdrisTheDragon Sun 04-Jan-09 14:25:19

I have something a bit similar - on Christmas Day I woke up (and woke everyone else) at 6am by having to be sick and then felt rubbish the rest of the day. Really tired, achy, throat like razors and not able to eat much at all. Slept most of Boxing Day, was mainly better except sore throat on 27th. Now back to normal although I also have some bit of throat that hurts when I swallow. Was starting to wonder if I had some weird thing too.

loopylou6 Sun 04-Jan-09 20:18:22

thtas what i'm like aswell, ive just been frantically googling and panicking myself blush i have a part on the left hand side of my throat that hurts when i swallow, it seems to be fine in the day, but hurts all evening, ibuprofen help though

loopylou6 Sun 04-Jan-09 20:20:38

at the risk of sounding a complete nut job, if the pain was caused by anything serious ibuprofen wouldnt help would they?

SmallShips Sun 04-Jan-09 20:35:13

I have this, woke up 3 morning ago at 5am with a sore throat and aching all over, roll on today now have a hideous cough, still have a sore throat on the right side and my neck is agony, stiff and horrible.

Hope you feel better soon!

bodiddly Sun 04-Jan-09 20:40:52

4 weeks later and I am just coming out of 8 days of no voice at all and still bit achey and loads of snot/phlegm (hate that word!). Hope you feel better soon.

AuntieMaggie Sun 04-Jan-09 20:49:17

I've had this all xmas after I had a healthy week after 6 weeks of an annoying cough.

After 2 weeks I went to the doctor and got some antibiotics as it wasn't getting any better - one day it seemed to be going the next it was back full force.

Been living on hot water with honey and lemon as it really soothes.

Hope you feel better soon.

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