Things to Eat with a Sore Throat

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  1. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 11 years ago

    I've got tonsillitis (well the onset of it) and I'm on antibiotics but my throat is so sore that just swallowing hurts SO much.

    Any recommendations for foods that easily slide down the throat or natural remedies? (Tried honey and garlic)

    Oh and suggestions for helping my baby girl who has conjunctivitis as well would be great. We're a miserably sick family right now!

  2. saleheensblog profile image62
    saleheensblogposted 11 years ago

    I am so sorry for you. Please, convey some kisses for the baby from me.

    You can eat:
    Soup, hotch-ptoch, payesh, vermicelli
    Papaya, banana

    1. WryLilt profile image90
      WryLiltposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. But I'm not familiar with hotch-ptoch or payesh. What are they?

      1. saleheensblog profile image62
        saleheensblogposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        eeeeeeeeee sad

        Hotch potch is made with rice, pulse, vegetable and chili.
        Payesh is made with rice, condensed milk and sugar.

        If you come to my home in Bangladesh someday I will tell my mother to cook these for you. big_smiletongue

        1. WryLilt profile image90
          WryLiltposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Mmmm sounds delicious. Sounds like I also would need to get up the energy to goto the store, too. LoL!

        2. sofs profile image76
          sofsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Hey that is kitchdi .. not hotch potch.. very good for your baby and you.. smile

          1. saleheensblog profile image62
            saleheensblogposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            we say khichuri/kitchdi......isn't the English term  hotchpotch?

            1. sofs profile image76
              sofsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              Shuvo,  hotch potch is to mix up everything and make some messy stuff.. this is also some what like a mess but one healthy ,  tasty,

  3. skyfire profile image79
    skyfireposted 11 years ago

    Sweet corn soup, Applesauce, Ice cream and gelatin.

  4. CMHypno profile image88
    CMHypnoposted 11 years ago

    Gargle with soluble aspirin - it will bring down the swelling in your throat.

    Make some nice soups and put them through the blender to smooth them - lots of veggies and herbs for all the nutrients

  5. sofs profile image76
    sofsposted 11 years ago

    Chicken soup with sweet corn and veggies.. warm liquids at freqent intervals.. soft food..sprinkle a lot of pepper on your food. saline gargle, or betadine gargle.. would help bring down the inflammation, basil  or holy basil help if you make a tea with it..and sip it frequently..
    get well soon, I know how it is all my life I have handled this stuff.. a little rest would do you a lot of good  smile

  6. LondonGirl profile image81
    LondonGirlposted 11 years ago

    Whisky, honey and lemon.

    Pour a bit of whisky in a glass. Add a tablespoon of honey, and half a fresh lemon, squeezed. Top up with boiling water. Drink.

  7. fucsia profile image59
    fucsiaposted 11 years ago

    Are  good all soft  and cold foods.
    The ice cream is great, for example. But are fine also yogurt, creams, purees, cold soups

  8. TooEasy profile image61
    TooEasyposted 11 years ago

    Nothing metal. Avoid plastics, Styrofoam, broken glass, batteries, band-aids, bullets, bones, comic books, baseball caps, LED lights, the Nintendo Wii, piranhas, dark matter, Voldemort, KFC, the Mayan Calender, and of course, a poster of Zach Efron.

  9. Spacey Gracey profile image37
    Spacey Graceyposted 11 years ago

    Don't know if you can buy it on the underside of the globe but there is a brilliant throat spray called 'Difflam' made by 3G that numbs your throat - got it from hospital for sprogs but can get it over the counter.

    Drink warm Ribena (blackcurrant cordial), and eat mashed potato backed in the oven with cheese over it.

    Your little girl needs eye cream or steroid drops - from dr of pharamacist. Get some of that kills all gemrs hand spray for you and your husband and keep using to stop you getting the conjunctivitis - make sure she has her own towel and wash cloth - not much fun when the whole family is infected with eye goo! I speak from experience.

    Hope you feel better soon.

    And had too laugh at TooEasy's post.

  10. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 11 years ago

    Thanks everyone. And yes Lara is already on drops, hoping it will clear up tomorrow (or that's what doc said.)

    Hubby just got home so YAY. smile Someone else to help me out (we were meant to be away for a few days but Lara and I came back early.)

  11. fbliangcha profile image59
    fbliangchaposted 11 years ago

    Whenever I have a sore throat I reach for the liangcha/herbal cooling teas. like luo han fruit

  12. prairieprincess profile image91
    prairieprincessposted 11 years ago

    Tea mixed with honey, cayenne pepper, and lemon. Let it all steep together for a while. It's very soothing!

  13. donotfear profile image84
    donotfearposted 11 years ago

    I don't know what you could eat, other than a cold drink. But I know what will cure it........My throat was hurting really bad. So bad, in fact, it would send a stab of pain down my neck and up into my ear. Plus, the gum in my mouth was getting ulcerated and the glands in my neck were puffy.

    Mix 1 TBSP organic apple cider vinegar to 4 oz. water. Add 1 tsp organic honey and 1/4 teaspoon of organic lemon juice.  To top it off, sprinkle a liberal amount Cayenne pepper in the mix (seriously). If you want, add some Stevia to sweeten more.

    Gargle with this as many times as you think about all day. It will instantly make the pain go away. After the 2nd day, you should be well, but gargle a few times on and off. Swallow the mixture if you can, it's good for you.

    Take the herb Echinacea as directed, preferably 3 times per day.

    I've killed my sore throat twice doing this.


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