|Originally posted by mama2annabelle
I swear by grapefruit seed extract. It completely gets rids of a sore throat within hours for me and it doesn't come back! Just two days ago I had a terrible sore throat...hurt to swallow, hurt to talk. I mixed 3 drops of GSE in 5 ounces of water, gargled slowly letting it linger at the back of my throat and swallowed. It took about four mouthfuls to get it all down. (Warning: the stuff tastes NASTY but it really works). I took a nap and when I woke up a couple hours later the sore throat was GONE! And it's been two days and it hasn't been back!
GSE is a highly potent germ killer and can even kill strep. Do a google search for more info if you're interested. There's lots of information about it on the web.
Do you really *have* to gargle with it
? It really is
!! I have been really congested for about a week now & started getting a sore throat as well. I gargled with some (I can't remember now how many drops - maybe 20-30?? - in a glass of water) a few times a day for a couple of days & I think it was getting better. Then I bought some tablets a couple of days ago thinking they would work as well without making me want to :Puke. It is getting worse again now, so I did gargle/hold it at the back of my throat & swallow a couple of times just now.
I also can't lie down without coughing now, so I was up until after 2:00 AM this morning before I thought to prop myself up
Anyway, I'm just wondering at what point I should go to the dr. if it is strep that's not going away.