…my throat that is from a really annoying cough and nasty cold. It’s the kind that when you sneeze, it hurts your chest because it’s so strained from coughing so much. So what natural treatments have I been using to treat this annoyance:
-I’ve been trying to sleep – it hasn’t worked, mostly because I’ve been coughing so much. Last night, I slept for a grand total of 2 hours. I had to get up to have some tea and honey. I even stayed at home all day from work from my annual sick day – I’m one of those annoying keeners that has to be on their death bed to not go to work and today, I felt that way. Plus I’m so hoarse talking is painful.
-Obviously tea and honey. Honey is somewhat soothing, but I’ve had more honey in the last 3 days than I usually have in the course of a year.
-Water – I’ve been drinking as much as I can to help sooth my irritated throat.
-I turned my humidifier on and have had it going on all day. I can’t sleep with it running – it’s too noisy.
-Echinacea – but I think I’ll stop for now.
-Chicken soup – also soothing, but not a cure all.
So what do I think the magic cure is? Time. I know that we are all used to the quick fix, and I was trying everything that I can think of, but being smart, staying in and trying to drink a lot (not alcohol) and rest is really all we can do. I am breaking down and taking cough medicine, mostly to get some rest. Sorry – I was that I had better news for you and for me. On a brighter note, I did manage to reach my goal of getting through the holidays and through my sisters’ birthdays with hardly a sneeze. Now I must go and hack up a lung. I still remain though, even through sickness,
Gratefully yours : )