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What foods, apart from jelly and icecream are easy to swallow with a bad sore throat?

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Dumbledoresgirl Wed 28-Oct-09 13:25:56

Poor ds1 is very poorly with a high temperature and a bad sore throat. When his temperature is brought down with meds, he wants to eat but has only managed jelly so far today. He is not that keen on icecream.

I am about to go out and get in some more supplies (it has been a long 5 days, first ds2 was ill, now ds1, the battery has gone in the thermometer, the paracetamol pills are running out, etc).

Can anyone suggest other foods I could try tempting him with?

gomez Wed 28-Oct-09 13:28:29

Some soup? Ice lollies?

Hope he feels better soon.

Iklboo Wed 28-Oct-09 13:30:05

Mashed potato (maybe with gravy or mince & onions)

Dumbledoresgirl Wed 28-Oct-09 13:31:42

Oh yes, soup, how silly of me, I was saying we needed soup earlier in the week. And ice lollies might be a goer. He hates mash though (weird boy).

CMOTdibbler Wed 28-Oct-09 13:32:49

Chocolate pudding, milkshake made with icecream and nonacidic fruit, creme caramel, spagetti hoops, and rice pudding all seem to work well

MonsterousNasalPustule Wed 28-Oct-09 13:33:13






FrightsMonth Wed 28-Oct-09 13:33:15

chocolate readybrek
angel delight
cheesy mash?

gomez Wed 28-Oct-09 13:33:57


I always loved some sweet hot chocolate as a child when ill, on the sofa watching some 70's afternoon dross on the telly.

gorionine Wed 28-Oct-09 13:35:08

My dcs always ask for eggs ( scrumbled or fried) when they have a sore throat.

Wolfcub Wed 28-Oct-09 13:35:24

soup, smoothie, tiny pasta shapes in nice smooth sauce, rice pudding (esp if you have a slow cooker then he can eat it all day).

Iklboo Wed 28-Oct-09 13:35:54

Tinned spaghetti

(maybe that's just me grin)

SCARYspicemonster Wed 28-Oct-09 13:37:19

Yoghurt, mashed banana, stewed apples/pears

Dumbledoresgirl Wed 28-Oct-09 13:37:51

Oh thanks for these ideas. I don't know how soup escaped my mind as I wished I had it earlier when ds2 was ill.

Thanks a lot and if you have any others, please keep them coming!

GreatGooglyMoogly Wed 28-Oct-09 13:38:02


Dumbledoresgirl Wed 28-Oct-09 13:39:52

(Have to say though that ds1 is not into milky things or mashed potato. I have just finished for lunch the rice pudding I made to tempt ds2 with on Sunday hmm)

PrincessFiorimonde Wed 28-Oct-09 13:44:14

Anything that you could put through a blender to reduce it to mush and then add more liquid to make it easier to swallow? (I know that doesn't sound very nice, but it was the only way I could make my mother take nutrients on board when she was ill and finding it hard to swallow.)

schroeder Wed 28-Oct-09 13:54:08

My dd very similar at the moment she seems to want marmite toast and porridge (not together bleugh)
Not to mention tons of calpol and calprofen(by the way is it really ok to keep giving her it for so long? has been about 10 days)

gorionine Wed 28-Oct-09 13:58:10

Shroeder, I think if after 5 days the symptoms are still there you are supposed to go to your GP (I suppose it means if you give the full dose for more than five days, not if you give one dose before going to bed for 10 days IYSWIM/)

schroeder Wed 28-Oct-09 14:04:34

Have been to docs on monday he gave her a cursory onceover(throat,glands,chest) said the magic words"it's a virus" and sent us home I asked is there anything else I can do? "fluids and calpol" was the reply.

Not too happy with it actually she's so miserable has lost her voice,has a high temp most of the time and barks like a dog much of night and day.

I suppose he's right this too will pass.

MonsterousNasalPustule Wed 28-Oct-09 14:09:56

That really doesn't sound good Schroeder sounds like laryngitis and possibly both a viral and bacterial infection.

Stayingscarygirl Wed 28-Oct-09 14:11:38

How about a sandwich on nice soft bread, with the crusts cut off - there are plenty of soft fillings that could go in there - chocolate spread might be popular.

Or bread and butter and a dippy egg.

schroeder Wed 28-Oct-09 14:18:46

I thought laryngitus too, as well as chickenpox because she came out with some blister type spots on thurs, but because they were gone by sun doc says not cp just vague virus.

He did have look down her throat a thing I can't really do myself, so I think I'll have to trust him for now.

I will have to take her back tomorrow though if she's no better.

gorionine Wed 28-Oct-09 14:22:37

I would too Shroeder, 10 days is a long time being poorly with a fever for a child.

MonsterousNasalPustule Wed 28-Oct-09 15:03:03

Indeed she should be showing improvement not the same or worse.

Dumbledoresgirl Wed 28-Oct-09 15:21:04

This might be a good time to pass on a bit of wisdom age and experience has brought me. Whenever you go to the doctor and are told it is a virus or are given a prescription, always ask "when would you expect to see an improvement?" or "how long should I leave things without an improvement before coming back again?"

I am sometimes met with a slight hesitation whilst they digest the shocking fact that I am either letting on I am not reassured by this or I am questioning their diagnosis, but I have never failed to get a response in the form of some timescale. It does mean that if your child is still showing the same symptoms days later, you can ring up and say "I was told she should be showing an improvement by now" and they have to see you again as they were the ones who said it.

Shroeder, 10 days on calpol sounds dreadful. shock

Re my ds: I just went out and bought tomato soup and orange juice. When I got back, ds decided he wanted something to eat and chose a packet of cheese and onion crisps! shock hmm So much for soothing food.

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