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Sore throat/runny nose remedyFirst of all, you're probably here because you have a sore throat, and I'm very sorry to hear that. But here is something that helps me:
For a Sore throat-
-This is such a simple one but you should gargle with hot water and add 2-3 tsp of salt.
-Try having 1-2 tbsp of olive oil. It coats the throat and helps get rid of bacteria.
- This really helps to soothe a sore throat! Boil a cup of water and add one packet of NeoCitran. Drink up nice and easy. It is very soothing and will help your throat immediately. For children I recommend half or a quarter of a packet.
There you go! But if you're like me, and get a runny nose as well try boiling a pot of water, (or fill up your sink with hot water) and place a towel over your head. Just keep deeply breathing in and out, but straight after you must go to sleep, or at least get into a blanket. You may also optionally add some Vicks to your water, though be warned, it will sting your eyes! I just close my eyes. Adding Vicks in general to your throat and nose will help, and you'll feel much better in the morning.
-Drink warm water
-Gargle regularly with salt
-Drink honey tea
-Drink cold water
-Go outside if it's to cold
-Take cold showers
This remedy or remedies have always worked for me, and I hope it helps you all as well! :)
March 17 2016
DogLover from Canada
This really worksFirst you take a hot hot shower taking deep breathes in there then gargle with a tablespoon of cider vinegar then brush your teeth and finally gargle with Listerine ????
November 24 2015
Jessie from Beloit Wisconsin
Colloidal silver and manuka honeyColliodal silver spray is always my cure for a sore throat. My ex boyfriend had mononucleosis when we were dating. I started feeling run down with a sore throat and I used this four times a day. It's a natural anti viral. So is manuka honey. They've tested it against certain strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria successfully. You couldn't put two better things in your body when you're sick or your immune system is under attack.
July 26 2015
Kristin from Chicago
Salt cures meat.When you feel a sore throat coming on instantly put a little table salt in some warm water (enough to taste the salt) and gargle a few times. You should do that every hour if you can. You know salt cures meat so guess what? Your throat will start to feel better. This is an old remedy and works every time!
June 08 2015
Melinda from Pennsylvania
Mercurochrome damages thyroidMercurochrome damages thyroid! My mother used to swab my sore throats with Mercurochrome and today I have hypothyroidism which has weakened my immune system and led to other health problems. I never connected the Mercurochrome with thyroid dysfunction until a friend of mine said her mother also swabbed her throat when she was a child and a doctor identified the mercury in the Mercurochrome as the source of her dysfunctional thyroid.
The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck right next to the throat as seen in the illustration I'm uploading. PLEASE DO NOT EVER swab anyone's throat with this TOXIC chemical!
January 04 2015
Lindsey from N.maple road
Pickle juice then a cup of diluted o.jRoom tempered pickle juice. I only drunk like a shots worth if that right before I go to bed and right after I wake up. And follow the pickle juice by some O.J (orange juice) that's partly diluted with about a shots worth of hot water. The absolute truth. It isn't instant relief it takes about 2-5 minutes to hit but you still only lightly feel the itchy throat but other than that it's a miracle for me saying I had a friend's tournament the next day.
March 08 2014
Kam from Mentor
Cider vinegar saves the day!The best gargle I've ever discovered: This works about 200 percent better than salt and soda. First, it HAS to be cider vinegar, not white or distilled vinegar.
I have used wine vinegar, too, but the cider works best.
In a small glass of warm water, mix in as much vinegar as you can handle depending upon the soreness of your throat. Start out with a tablespoon to 5 or 6 ounces of water. More vinegar to water is better, but until you see how strong you can deal with, start with a tablespoon. I usually use about 1/4 cup mixed with 3/4 cup water. Gargle and spit it out. It will burn.
When your throat is healthy, it doesn't burn at all, so you can use that to gauge the level of sore throat vs healing. Gargle again, repeating until either it doesn't hurt or you've emptied the glass. Gargle every two to four hours the first day, then drop back as needed until the sore throat is gone. The higher the concentration of vinegar, the better it works, but if your throat is especially sore it will sting too much to have it very strong.
This works for kids, too. Just start it out weak, about a teaspoon per cup of warm water. When done gargling it is a good idea to brush your teeth to get the acid off the enamel. .
September 25 2013
D. P. from Colorado
Sore throatMy family always makes this when I am feeling pain and sore throat. Green tea then add ginger powder, cinnamon sticks and lemon juice with honey or brown sugar to make your throat feel better. It may taste weird but 99 percent works.
September 19 2013
Rammeya from Toronto
Aye aye captainMust be 21 yrs or older to try.
1. Gargle with some rum. Spit it out. Take a shot of rum.
2. Gargle with some rum. Spit it out. Take a shot of rum. Repeat???
May 06 2013
Captain Morgan from Seven Seas
Mercurochrome damages thyroid!My mother used to swab my sore throats with Mercurochrome and today I have hypothyroidism which has weakened my immune system and led to other health problems.
I never connected the Mercurochrome with thyroid dysfunction until a friend of mine said her mother also swabbed her throat when she was a child and a doctor identified the mercury in the Mercurochrome as the source of her dysfunctional thyroid.
The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck right next to the throat as seen in the illustration I'm uploading.
PLEASE DO NOT EVER swab anyone's throat with this TOXIC chemical!
March 20 2013
Barbara from Florida
Hot TeaHot tea with NO milk. (If you are sick, milk can cause an upset stomach)
February 20 2013
Ms. Lipton from Green Tea City
HONEY & OLIVE OILAdd pure Honey into a teaspoon then add a few drops of extra virgin olive oil (pure olive oil) then swallow it. Do this regularly every morning before you eat or drink anything. Worked for me :)
November 07 2012
Ruqayyah from Egypt