Sore throats. We all get them.
And we all hate them.
About three weeks ago, I started to get a dry but scratchy throat, and for me that is usually a sign that I was getting a cold. So I started doing some of my homemade remedies and started drinking lemon tea and anything that had heaps of garlic.
I had already talked to my doctor about the beginnings of a sore throat and I left with “It’s only a minor infection. It doesn’t require antibiotics. Just keep doing what you’re doing.”
And so I did, and guess what? I had gotten worse by the weekend. The scratchy throat was so bad that it hurt to swallow.
I kept taking the lemon tea but after a while, it stopped working. So I tried another homemade remedy, but that too, didn’t work either. The salt gargle was helping only slightly.
After searching and searching on Pinterest, I thought I found my answer.
It was a concoction of Listerine and Hydrogen Peroxide that I had found over at The Creative Homemaker. But I had a little problem. I had no Hydrogen Peroxide. So I thought maybe, just maybe, the Listerine would work without it.
So I gargled a little bit and let the Listerine sit in back of my throat for a few seconds until I could no longer handle the burning and spat out the mouth wash.
I was a little scared to swallow. But I did. And I was expecting a lot of pain.
But there wasn’t any.
So I kept doing this a few times a day.
But there was another little trick that helped. When it was too soon to do a Listerine gargle. I would go and make myself a coffee.
Yep. A simple flat white coffee.
The hot water and the warm milk helped soothe my throat, but it also perked me up.
I no longer felt like death and the coffee didn’t make me jittery. You can thank my Hypothyroidism for that. I can sleep through anything these days.
So after a week of gargling Listerine and drinking coffee, I was back to myself. No more sore throat.
I now know what to do if I get another sore throat and hopefully I get to try the Listerine concoction with the Hydrogen Peroxide and I can tell you all how that goes .
I’d also love to hear your home remedies on sore throats!