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25 / F / Surrey, BC
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Posted 11/11/07
I have Strep Throat and just started taking penicillin for it. Now those of you who have had Strep Throat know that it is really painfull. When I went to the doctors I asked how to numb the pain. He told me to eat cold things like ice cream, ice chips. These only seem to work for a few minutes. My dad said steam would help. It didn't work. It seem's that everything I try doesn't really work.

Does anyone have any tip's for numbing the pain.
Posted 11/11/07
theres a medical thread already but go to the doctor, get a strep booster and itll clear up in a day or two. cant help with the pain, though aleve is good. i used to get it once a month till i had my toncils removed. ouch. anyway, ice cream and fluids = good but dont make a thread for one sickness, use medical thread.
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Posted 11/11/07
uhhh i think ur in the wrong forum section lol
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" Also, gargling with warm saltwater (1/4 teaspoon of table salt in 8 oz. warm water) can help relieve throat pain as well as warm, plain tea. Avoid orange juice or other citrus drinks. The acids in them may irritate the throat."

from wikipedia. no idea if it helps or not, but it's worth a shot ^_^

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strep_throat#Treatment
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Posted 11/11/07
go to a doc yeah that shit hurts alot i once had it on thanksgiving day n i couldt eat no damn ham it was so painful but yeah go n they'll go u some penicillin its nasty as hell but works
Posted 11/11/07
^^tried that insane and it only pissed me off.
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26 / F / In a Quasar...O.o
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Posted 11/11/07
I get strep every year at least twice so...

Try: 1. Warm lemon juice and honey
2. Lemon water.
3. Lots of rest
4. Lots of fluids (water or gatorade)
5. Go to your doctor and he will give you something (i.e. amoxycylin or something else that I can't remember)

(edit: insane_killer is right....that warm salt water gargle really does help)
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Posted 11/11/07

skygod333 wrote:

^^tried that insane and it only pissed me off.


doesn't say it works for everybody. and it's only a suggestion ^_^
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31 / M / Washington
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Posted 11/11/07
.... blah

how about if you go take a hot shower
and breath in the stream, put your throat up to the hot water and let it feel it for awhile, open up your mouth if your willling to try and even swallow some hot water while your in their. if you got a hot tube or soemthing go in that and rest in it up to your mouth or so. itl be nice.
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37 / F / Fort Meade, MD
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Oh, first of all with any kind of bacterial infenction of the ear nose and throat (ie strep throat) you want to stay away from milk products. this means ice cream, no matter how good it feels while eating it.
Milk products will only cause a larger amount of mucus to build up in the troat and nasal passages therefore causing you to swallow more. The act of swallowing it the painful part.

However, to numb the pain, or to make it feel better, go with cool liquids, non acidic liquids (ie Orange juice = OUCH)
The best bet, is a popsicle. a fruit flavored one made with real fruit, because then you get the anti-oxydents from the fruit to help boost your own immune system to help the penicillin defeat the over abundant bacteria in your throat.

Steam or anything worm, will cause the bacteria to mulitply, so you want to stay away from it, however, you don't want to make your throat so cold that the natural body heat can't get to the area and bring the immune systems there.

So ... long story short.

Fruit made popsicles.

Clear cool liquids.



*edit: Btw i've had strep throat MANY times when i was younger... so i feel your pain... it sucks, but if you're already on penicillin... it'll be better withinh 48 hours... just gotta suffer a bit through those 48 (or less!)
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29 / M / Abilene TX
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Posted 11/11/07
have a cold shot Bacardi 151 that will help <.< after it burns it's way down
cold things help like duster said Popsicles but i also found tea with honey to help

btw if the 151 doesn't work it will probable knock you out so u wont feel it anyways
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Posted 11/11/07
Try drinking pure lime juice no sugar or water to reduce the sour
Posted 11/11/07
If you are just trying to numb the pain, there is this medicine called chloraseptic, its a sore throat gargle and it tastes like rubber but it works, it will numb your throat and anything else it touches, so try and keep it off your lips you may drool if you don't.
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29 / M / Abilene TX
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Posted 11/11/07
i would stay away from the acidic stuff like lemon juice or oj
Posted 11/11/07
lasttime i have it n it stopped in 2 days and i got sick the next day.. - -''
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