cool nights and sore throats.

Monday, October 14, 2013

thayers slipper elm

there's the full-fledged sore throat that accompanies an official sickness, and there's the change of season scratch in your throat that reintroduces itself when the sun goes down. a friend of mine recommended thayers for the throat scratchiness and i thought i'd pass along the knowledge. singers and speakers often rely on thayers before a performance so i figure it couldn't hurt. hey, they don't taste entirely horrid either.

what's your get well remedy? i'm intrigued by the neti-pot but pouring water through my nose sounds less than exciting. tis the season.

15 comments:

Marygrace said...

I only tried this once a few years ago when I had a really horrible sore throat that wouldn't let up for weekend, but, wild cherry bark syrup. After I took it, it was the first night in weeks I was able to get a good night's sleep without waking up coughing like a lunatic. I tried Source Naturals Wellness Cough Syrup with Wild Cherry Bark because it was what my co-op had. I rarely get sick, so I haven't had to use it a second time. But if I did get a cough, I'd turn to it again in a heartbeat.

Anonymous said...

The neti pot is not bad. I was terrified at first. I bought the squeegee bottle instead of the one that looks like a small Aladdin lamp. You just have to be careful not to breath or swallow and immediately blow your nose. It works to cleanse whatever is up there when you have a cold but if you have sinus issues all year long its not the best treatment. What really works and has relieved me from sinus issues is Ayr Saline Nasal Mist. You can find it at your local Walgreens. And for sore throats salt and warm water gargle followed by a spoonful of organic honey to sooth the throat.

Anonymous said...

The Neti Pot has literally changed my life ! I used to get colds that would turn into bronchitis every year, until my husband talked me into using one; just make sure you do as soon as the first symptoms appear.
In my opinion you get better irrigation with the 'Aladdin' lamp, but it might not be as practical.
The last time I was in France I even brought some over for my sisters and friends ... they're all hooked now.
Also, love your new place !
Delphine

Rebeka said...

I have mixed feelings about the netti pot. I usually don't use it, but if I'm really stuffy it's great to clear everything out and allow you at least a little relief. I've been suffering from the night time scratchy throat recently, I'll have to see if my whole foods has these next time I'm there - it's worth a shot! Thanks.

Jesse said...

thanks for the recommendation. my son and i have had a cold that just won't go away for weeks and my husband has finally gotten it, along with a sore throat for good measure. here's to hoping it's not the dreaded 'man cold.' feel better!

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A Crimson Kiss said...

I adore Thayers, but could NEVER get into the Neti-Pot, not matter how many singers praised the product (and even less so after I heard about those brain-eating amoeba deaths...)!

Megan Gross said...

I love my neti pot. I'm surprised I haven't named it. It makes all of my colds go away in about 4 days or less. I used to deal with colds for weeks on end and then have them turn into sinus infections. The germs from the rhinovirus can't survive in warm temperatures which is why they live in your nose. When you pour warm water through your nose (or breathe steam, but I don't have like 8 times per day to sit around a boiling pot-o-water to breathe steam) kills the virus and it clears up quicker. Learned this from my microbiology teacher and it still took me three years to get up the guts to use a neti pot. Not gonna lie, I cried the first time. But now I couldn't live without it.

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Acupuncture & herbs! :)

Anonymous said...

@ Crimson Kiss. The water for the neti pot should be distilled water. Never regular tap water unless your boil it of course.

Paige Elizabeth said...

Neti pot?? Eeek, no thank you. I'm a fan of Emergen-C for right when I start to feel a little sick. Whether that be sniffles or throat scratches or chilly aches, if you catch it early enough, the big dose of vitamin C does it for me. Or it could totally be the placebo effect, but a Win's a Win, am I right?

Valerie said...

Neti pot is definitely the way to go! I swear by it. I get frequent sore throats, but not bad enough to have my tonsils removed. My dr said to just use the neti pot every day. It works!! I also like homemade ginger tea.

Meredith said...

Zinc! I practically OD on zinc lozenges.

curiouscovetous said...

Homemade broth with lots of garlic, ginger lemon honey tea, Burt's Bees cough drops taste amazing, for a not so severe sore throat...and I'm very intrigued by this...
http://portlandapothecary.bigcartel.com/product/fire-cider

Sarah Rastafmusen said...

i put vicks vaporub on my neck & throat as a kind of pre-cold preventative. just started this week and so far it is working...

Katie said...

I'm all about Wellness Formula by Source Naturals! It's the miracle drug if you feel a cold coming on!

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