Unsweetened pineapple juice is an age old remedy and I have always found it good. I started using it for singing and find it great for the throat. I rarely get colds though. My mother (a nurse) always used soluble aspirin as a gargle for sore throats. These days the Betadine solution for sore thraots is very good.
i dont drink Rice! and if I sleep in the day I will be awake all night as I was last night!
I am such a bad patient as it is a year since I had a cold - not stayed in bed for years! feel so sorry for myself!
done that too Lluxi - only help0s me while I am drinking it -just tried cold ice cream as remember when I had my tonsils out many moons ago, that ice cream soothed the throat but did not help...I am a "woos"
I find gargling with warm water and salt helps but you need to suck something to keep the throat lubricated. As I prefer natural remedies where possible, I normally would suck eucalyptus and honey, butter menthols or barley sugar (and yes, I know they aren't natural) but they help.
Oh,Poor Poor You,Finy!!! Sore throats are so 'in your face' so to speak ,that you simply cannot ignore them for a single moment! I am not one for alcohol either;however,when I have had a sore throat,which is a very rare occurrence thankfully,I have mixed a VERY GOOD quality brandy or whiskey with Honey and hot water and sipped it slowly. Being allergic to aspirin,I have to take care with medications as many contain this age old remedy! My mum would gargle soluble aspirin when she had a sore throat and it seemed to help her. The website www.everydayroots.com has an article tirles 22 Natural Sore Throat Remedies to Help Soothe the Pain, and at the bottom of them is the comments section containing 101 comments from all sorts of people who have tried various remedies. Maybe you might just find something there which will help to ease the pain you are suffering with. I found this when I just Googled 'Sore Throat Remedies'... and there were many sites with all sorts of ideas to try. I do hope that you find something which will help you soon.
please forgive the typo: i meant to write TITLED '22 natural sore throat remedies! Also, Whisky or Whiskey (Irish), are both acceptable in the remedy I mentioned!! In fact any alcoholic spirit you prefer the taste of,seeing that you are not a drinker by nature!! I have even used Tullamore Dew on one occasion which was rather special actually!!!
What works 10 out of 10 for me is betadine throat gargle 2 or 3 times daily for the first 24hrs. This has allways given me 100% relief with good old butter menthol cough lollies for in between while waiting for the iodine to kill the nasty throat bugs.