I had every intention of writing last week, but alas, my plans were foiled once again. I hope all of you out there in the world had a better week than I did!
My week started out with an infection, mid-way through I caught the stomach bug, and on Friday I picked up a sore throat…which I found out today is strep throat. Which I also found out today Rapunzel has…along with pinkeye. We are just a mess over here. I think I will be disinfecting my house soon. Although there are remedies that you can take at home (which I will talk about later), it sometimes a good idea to get yourself checked out at a place like starmed family & urgent care. However, first you should try and see if you can cure yourself at home, as you might only just need a couple of days of rest to be fine.
Well in the meantime I was searching some good remedies for sore throats. The most popular remedies for sore throat pain:
- Vinegar (you’ll most often find apple cider vinegar)
- Lemon Juice
- Lozenges or Lollipops such as zinc lozenges
You’ll even find one remedy that calls for 2 tsp. of vinegar, 2 tsp. of lemon juice, 2 tsp. of honey, and a dash of cinnamon in a cup of hot water. Let me just say–you have to do this only if you are desperate! It worked after about an hour or so and lasted another hour or so, but this combination pushed me very close to the edge of throwing up. I’d almost rather drink them all separately.
Lozenges and lollipops work, because they cause your mouth to create more saliva, coating the throat. I found gum helps me as well.
If you’re congested too:
Humidifiers are often recommended to release some congestion. Strangely enough, I’ve heard that rubbing Vicks on your feet alleviates congestion, though most often we will rub it on our chest.
If you’re dealing with a sore throat right now, I hope some of these tips will help ease your pain! Feel to comment some of your tried and true remedies!