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Old 12-17-2009, 02:12 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have a cold and I keep getting these horrible itches in my throat which send me into coughing fits which then give me an asthma attack. I don't want to overdose on my inhalers so what can I do to get rid of the scratchy throat?

I'm 5 wks.
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I have bad allergies and I used raw honey for my scratchy, dry throat all through allergy season (Fall for me) this year. It helps a lot! Sometimes I drink it in tea and sometimes I just take it by the teaspoon full if my throat is really bad.

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Thanks, it's helping keep the itch at bay.
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A little honey can also really help, either alone or in some tea.

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I do honey on a spoon and lots of water. The water keeps my throat moist so the itch stays away. You could also use hard candy (like jolly ranchers) for this purpose, but I only do that if I'm somewhere that I can't have a bottle of water with me.

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I have felt that gargling warm water (some add salt, too) can help my dry throat, at least for a little while. hard candy can work, but for something a little healthier, a vit C drop is good too, and can give a bit of immune boost too.

I totally understand not wanting to use your inhaler. i hate mine, and i only have very occasional asthma. But if you aren't getting enough air, neither is your baby. talk with your practitioner about this, but if you truly need it, use it!

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Gargling warm salt water helps. Drinking lots of tea and water helps. I also keep some Ricola throat losenges on hand for when I'm trying to fall asleep and don't want to wake the toddler next to me with a coughing fit.

I think I have the same thing you do, sadly. It's been a whole week and it's still pretty nasty. Here's to relief!

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