Post # 1
I woke up this morning with a terrible sore throat that feels like strep. I’m a teacher, and it runs pretty rampant in our school. But I always run fever with it. I have no fever, no white patches, and no other symptoms. I’m pregnant, so I took some liquid Tylenol, gargled with salt water, and sucked on some cough drops. Does anyone else have any home remedies? It still really hurts, but I don’t want to run to the doctor if it is no big deal. Advice?
Post # 3
Hi date twin!
I use Cepacol throat spray. Keep your head tilted back for about a minute then spit it out. Works like a charm!
I’m a teacher too and stayed home on Friday because my kids are all getting me sick!
Post # 4
Have you ever had mono? I never get strep, like never ever, but when I got some strep-like symptoms a while back, it turned out to be mono. Sorry no miracle remedies that I know of.
Post # 5
8 ounces of hot water.
8 ounces of white vinegar
as much honey as you can handle.
Heat the water & vinegar til it’s hot, but not too hot that it will burn your mouth.
Stir in tablespoons of honey to sweeten it.
Drink while it is hot. If it cools off, reheat it.
It’s not as gross as it sounds — I swear to you!
Hot water kills bacteria, and white vinegar is acidic, which provides a hostile environment to the bacteria causing the sore throat (It’s diluted in the water so it won’t burn terribly going down!)
Honey is a natural antibiotic, anticeptic and anti inflammitory. It will kill bacteria and coat the raw/sore parts of your throat and prevent bacteria from resettling. It will also decrease the swelling in your throat and glands.
I was given this recipe by a doctor when I had a throat so sore it would bleed (It was seriously gross) and it hurt too much to swallow food. Two days on this recipe (Taking it 2-3 times a day) cleared me up right as rain, but I was a pretty severe case.
Post # 6
I’ll be following this. I’ve been dealing with a sore throat for way too long now. Some days are better than others, but it’s been constantly sore for so many months!
I have found anything cold has helped somewhat, but my problem is inflammation and not an infection.