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A sore throat and fever

Posted Feb 10 2009 10:10am
I have a niggling sore in my throat and a little fever. So, I took off from work today. I have been pretty much relaxing the whole day, listening to music and reading.

It is good to take it easy once in a while. And this was a good enough reason!

One thing I do whenever I have a sore throat and cough is to try this nifty little home remedy which is really, really effective. I boil a cup of water. To it, I add a quarter teaspoon of salt, about half a teaspoon of turmeric and a quarter teaspoon of ghee. After stirring with a teaspoon, I sip it slowly. I repeat this three to four times a day.

I use this every time I get a sore in my throat or have a cough and sure enough, in about a day I'm all right. Another thing I do is to gargle with Betadine germicidal gargles. I try a combination of both these as soon as I feel the sore in my throat without allowing it to become a major infection and this way, I have stayed away from antibiotics for throat infections for a long time.

I have to take medicines for so many things. With a simple remedy like this, I try to avoid antibiotics. Of course, if it becomes bad, I consult with my doctor and may need to take antibiotics.
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