Post nasal drip sore throat any simple remedies

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   Posted 6/27/2014 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone know simple remedies for nasal drip besides the normal ones drinking plenty of water humidifer dust.....upper throat sore

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   Posted 7/6/2014 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
This works for me and clears up my sore throat within 1-2 days.....

Hot water in 4oz glass (as hot as you can stand but not burn your mouth)
add to that 4qz galss of hot water.....1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (1/8 tsp) no more....gargle about 3-4 times
but do not swallow, if your mouth is hot from the Cayenne Pepper take a damp cold water rag with plenty
of cold water on it and wipe your tongue, then take an ice cube and allow it to cool your mouth for a while
I know its hard to think about, but it is the most effective results I have found in all my 76 years...try it.

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   Posted 7/6/2014 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Andrea, go to wal-mart and pick up "Nasal rinse" comes with about 50 pre-mixed packets that you dump 1 pkg into the boiling hot water and allow mixture to de-solve and to comes with a bottle and has a nipple cap that allows you to flush you nose several times a day.....Place the nipple cap to one of your nasals and while squeezing the fluid into your nose....say the letter "K" otherwise the mixture will go down your throat.....cant have that, now can we..hahha...the do the same for the other nasal and remember to say the letter "K" as you squeeze the product into your this til all mixture is gone through out the should be able to get about 3 good washes from each it daily, and then stop taking any nose spray you may be for me....bill

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   Posted 7/7/2014 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I use the nasal wash too.

There are several sizes of bottles, so pick the salt packets for the same type of bottle. I like Neil-Med, a larger type.

Warning - don't use tap water unless you boil it. There have been documented cases or brain-eating ameba in city water even far north. I use distilled water.

I don't boil my water, just heat it 30 sec in microwave. Salt dissolves very easily in water. I use the whole packet and bottle-ful of water at a time, doing both sides.

The suggestion for saying "K" is a good one. Anything to pull your tongue up against the soft palate. I lean over the kitchen sink.

You may have sudden gushes of water coming out your nose if you bend over. Sometimes water stays in the maxillary sinuses a while. They open upward, so to clear them you have to bend over and hold the post a while.

Rinse the bottle and cap and stand upside down to drain. The dishwasher rack works well and the stuff is out of sight. I rinse with a little straight bleach at least once a week, then rinse again with water.

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   Posted 10/17/2014 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Gargling with salt water can help soothe your sore throat.
Add 1/2 teaspoon salt to 1 cup water and gargle away.
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