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Terrible sore throat pain now, can't swallow

Posted by Jon on February 23, 2003 at 01:34:43:

Now my throat is so sore that it hurts to swallow. ANY IDEAS for an extremely sore throat????



Re: Terrible sore throat pain now, can't swallow (Archive in gargles.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 24, 2003 at 05:16:55:

In Reply to: Terrible sore throat pain now, can't swallow posted by Jon on February 23, 2003 at 01:34:43:

Jon,

Hot as you can easily tolerate saline gargles as often as needed for relief. These not only give temporarty relief but greatly speed up healing since the heat brings more immunity to the area.

The formula is 1/4 teaspoon of mineral salt to 8 ounces (1 cup) of water. The exact proportion is important!

Walt



Re: Terrible sore throat pain now, can't swallow

Posted by Vince F on February 25, 2003 at 02:01:06:

In Reply to: Terrible sore throat pain now, can't swallow posted by Jon on February 23, 2003 at 01:34:43:

Jon, I add cayenne pepper to the saline and knock
out sore throats usually in one treatment but they
never get very bad.

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Re: Terrible sore throat pain now, can't swallow (Archive in gargles.)

Posted by MSD on February 25, 2003 at 10:44:41:

In Reply to: Re: Terrible sore throat pain now, can't swallow (Archive in gargles.) posted by Walt Stoll on February 24, 2003 at 05:16:55:

Hi, I just noticed your post. I practice aromatherapy and I suggest the following, which helped me last night. (I had a really had sore throat, constant coughing, runny nose and everything from hayfever.)

Get a bottle of Frankincense and Lavender essential oils by Robert Tisseland or any French or German or English brand. They are sold at a health food store. Prepare a large wet towel. In a bowl, pore in steaming hot water. Drop in 2 drops of Frankincense oil and a drop of Lavender oil. Immediately put your face close to the steam, covering your head and the bowl with the wet towel to keep the steam in and breath in there for no more than 5 min.

Do this in the morning and the night. Repeat for 2-3 days. Also, there is a point you can press to alleviate the pain. Between the thumb and the index finger is connected to the throat. When you hold there, you can tell the pain goes away. The pain is gone while you are holding it but comes back as soon as you let it go. So it really is a temporal relief. But when you must swallow something, it helps.



Re: Terrible sore throat pain now, can't swallow (Archive in sore throat.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 26, 2003 at 07:09:07:

In Reply to: Re: Terrible sore throat pain now, can't swallow (Archive in gargles.) posted by MSD on February 25, 2003 at 10:44:41:

Thanks, MSD!

"There are many pathways to the top of the mountain."

Namaste`

Walt

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