sore throat. help!

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sore throat. help!

Postby icy_mama » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:38 pm

help!

my worst nightmare just happened. psle orals on thursday and friday! :nailbite:

my psler dd just got a sore throat. haven't lost her voice yet. no fever yet :xedfingers: .

i gave her 岭羊 water. strepsils. honey water. chrysanthemum. sent her to bed now.

any remedies, suggestions to prevent a full-blown lost of voice will be much appreciated.

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Re: sore throat

Postby cherrygal » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:43 pm

I usually down a nice cool glass of Redoxon. Works every time if it's just dry and scratchy. But if it's strep throat then no help.

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Re: sore throat

Postby icy_mama » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:44 pm

cherrygal wrote:I usually down a nice cool glass of Redoxon. Works every time if it's just dry and scratchy. But if it's strep throat then no help.

thanks cherrygal.

vitamin c right? will orange juice help? cos that's what i have in fridge now.

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Re: sore throat. help!

Postby ammonite » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:51 pm

Try warm sea salt water gargle. Must be warm water, room temperature water doesn't have the same effect, not sure why.

Make sure she tilts her head back and gargle at the back of her mouth and hold the salt water there for a while. I make my kids do it three times, twice or thrice a day. It is the only thing that works for them, especially if there is also phlegm.

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Re: sore throat. help!

Postby tankee » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:55 pm

Not honey water, but Manuka Honey, in concentrated form, 1 table spoon, slowly swallow. The higher the UMF the better. After eating, do not eat or drink anything for at least 30min.

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Re: sore throat. help!

Postby icy_mama » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:00 pm

ammonite wrote:Try warm sea salt water gargle. Must be warm water, room temperature water doesn't have the same effect, not sure why.

Make sure she tilts her head back and gargle at the back of her mouth and hold the salt water there for a while. I make my kids do it three times, twice or thrice a day. It is the only thing that works for them, especially if there is also phlegm.


thanks ammonite.

i'll get her to do so after she wakes up.

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Re: sore throat. help!

Postby icy_mama » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:02 pm

tankee wrote:Not honey water, but Manuka Honey, in concentrated form, 1 table spoon, slowly swallow. The higher the UMF the better. After eating, do not eat or drink anything for at least 30min.


thanks tankee.

no manuka honey at home leh. try the rest first, see how she feels before i dash out for manuka honey later in the evening. i go read the manuka honey thread first. sigh... hit the panic button liao. :stompfeet:

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Re: sore throat. help!

Postby jedamum » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:05 pm

agree that a cold glass of Vit C usually works for me...but if too cold, cough usually follows. :(
pi pa gao? have your kid tried? if not, may not be advisable as i am usually paranoid over first time use of any forms of remedy at such critical stage (a bad stomach is much worse than a sore throat.)

hope your girl get well soon! all the best!!!

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Re: sore throat

Postby KSmom8 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:06 pm

icy_mama wrote:
cherrygal wrote:I usually down a nice cool glass of Redoxon. Works every time if it's just dry and scratchy. But if it's strep throat then no help.

thanks cherrygal.

vitamin c right? will orange juice help? cos that's what i have in fridge now.


I heard orange juice and other citrus fruits can lead to / worsen coughs. Better to give Vit C supplements and drink lots of warm water.... And have lots of rest.

Hope she gets better very soon.

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Re: sore throat. help!

Postby vinegar » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:07 pm

gargle with Pearlie White Chlor Rinse

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