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ADDED INFORMATION--What to take or do?

for a severe sore throat--can't hardly swallow; headache; earache; cough; and severe congestion. Don't have the money to go the doctor nor the energy to drive any where.

I am having severe pains in my neck and shoulders and am feeling dizzy headed.  Advice??


Asked by Christmaslver68 at 8:26 AM on Apr. 25, 2011 in Health

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  • well it sounds like you need a decongestant and tylenol/motrin. You can try mineral or olive oil in the ears and drinking dome hot tea with lemon and brandy or rum if you have some.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:28 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Take some ibuprofen for the sore throat, gargle with warm salt water every couple of hours, stay well hydrated, and if the swallowing gets worse, be prepared to get some medical help, even if you can't afford it.

    Answer by SWasson at 8:29 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Take garlic pills. Garlic is a natural antiviral/antibacterial. I would take 2 pills 3x per day until you feel better. Also gargle with warm salt water. Drink green tea with honey & lemon to sooth your throat & loosen any mucus.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 8:44 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • If you have nothing in the house & no money, go to the ER. They have to treat you

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 11:54 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Drug stores sell a soar throat spray that will numb your throat

    Answer by vbruno at 8:59 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Dayquil and Nyquil would help. Gargle warm salt water and get lots of rest.

    Answer by KamiB79 at 10:23 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • I don't have the money to go and buy anything and don't have garlic anything in the house

    Comment by Christmaslver68 (original poster) at 9:05 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Load up on garlic, vitamin c, and probiotics. Try lemon/honey/ginger tea.  Stay away from those sprays that numb:

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    Answer by Anonymous at 10:36 AM on Apr. 25, 2011