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Anna

Gargle several times a day with antiseptic mouthwash.
That's it!
I'm not kidding.

Listerine Antiseptic works well or a mouthwash for people who've had dental surgery. Go out and get some now.

My experience: I suffered with sore throats and tonsillitis since I was 2 or 3 years old. I'd get it ALL the time.
I'd have tonsillitis at least 3 times a year, discussed with several doctors about having my tonsils removed- they all said 'it won't really stop your sore throats...'
By my late 20s my tonsils were so enlarged from all the repeat infections that they constantly looked swollen and pockmarked.
When infected, the back of my mouth, tongue and throat would be covered in ulcers which would ooze puss and bleed... it was not pretty. It would hurt so much I couldn't even sip water or swallow my own saliva.
I'd try to take pain killers or sip tea with lemon and honey... with tears running down my face because it hurt so much.

One day I walked into my local walk-in clinic to get yet another prescription for antibiotics- it was my 3rd that year for tonsillitis.
There was a middle-aged no-nonsense afro-caribbean nurse on duty who looked at me with a tired 'yet another drug seeker' look and was about to send me away until she looked in my mouth and just said 'oh dear', reached into the cupboard behind her and just handed me some antibiotics telling me to take one right then and there.

I thanked her and we chatted a little bit. I was tired and sick with a fever and just wanted to go home and back to my bed. But I asked her advice anyway about what I could do to stop this from happening all the time.

She told me about the antiseptic mouthwash.
Her daughter had also suffered from tonsillitis for years and had found that as long as she used the mouthwash at the very first sign of sore throat- when you feel the first 'scratchiness'- then you never get the infection in the first place.

Anyway, it sounded reasonable and I thought I might as well try it.
I'd tried everything else.

That was 5 years ago and I have not had a single sore throat since that day.
Seriously.
That woman deserves a medal in my opinion.
When I think of all the years of pain... agh, it makes me so mad.

Anyway- buy some antiseptic mouthwash and put it in your bathroom cupboard. At the first sign of sore throat or a cold, just gargle with it 2 or 3 times a day. You'll never even get the dreaded sore throat.

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Maureen

I'll try it out. Hope it works. Thanks

Anonymous

it did provide me some relief. My throat felt like it was closing up - this really did help Thanks

mary

i am going to try this! hope it works!
thankyou so much =)

Carrrie

I tried this, didn't work for me! Throat hurts so bad I wanna go to the ER! Worse pain EVER worse than child birth!!

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Yes! It work I hv tried the antiseptic mouth wash and I work do me.

Anonymous

linu i r soooooooooooooooooo freaking mean
my throut is killing me dont make me srceammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
no
y
let me find something for my throut
i wont look till u leave
go away if u want me to get of faster
LEAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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THEN NO
OK

Anonymous

It provided me with temporary relief. I could not sleep because of the pain. Going to sleep now. Will repeat tomorrow through the day

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