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Any easy remedies for a sore throat?

I have tried throat spray, cough drops, mint tea......my throat feels like I am constantly swallowing gravel and breathing in fire. My ears also hurt when I swallow. I think its post nasal drip, I am taking a decongestant, but the pain is still there.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:30 PM on Sep. 18, 2010 in Health

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  • honey ! just a plain spoonful of honey by itself....i find that works the best of any of the remedies i've tried....calms a cough really well too !
    FXmomTo3

    Answer by FXmomTo3 at 4:32 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • I agree with the honey.
    tobys.mommy

    Answer by tobys.mommy at 4:33 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • Honey or gargle salt and warm water

    mrsmamaj

    Answer by mrsmamaj at 4:34 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • gargle with warm salt water.
    Precious333

    Answer by Precious333 at 4:34 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • Honey, tea together and u can add wiskey if you drink at all those are the best. Them get a dish rag and get it as hot as u can stand it and put it around your throat. This has always worked for us Drink the tea and all the stuff with it every half hour to an hour you will get sleepy so no driving or working or filling out papers..
    seabrezze_11

    Answer by seabrezze_11 at 4:40 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • I have the same thing it is going around.
    sta517

    Answer by sta517 at 4:40 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • Does it matter what kind of honey? I have clover honey.
    ivy102381

    Answer by ivy102381 at 4:41 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • Gargle frequently with antibacterial mouthwash.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 4:42 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • Yep...honey and lemon is good ( My parents made us honey whiskey and lemon to sip)....and warm salt water..........if you can stomach it...swallow a tad bit of the water...not a lot...just tiny sips.....might just help.

    OH... and DONT swallow ANY congestion...spit that junk out!!! Thats how people get pneumonia's..spit the snot stuff out into a tissue....

    Hope you feel better soon!
    LilyPondOasis

    Answer by LilyPondOasis at 4:44 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • Gargle w mouthwash or a mixture of warm water n salt. And drink warm liquids.
    If that doesn't work try brandy
    Vero0724

    Answer by Vero0724 at 5:10 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

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