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Old 10-28-2013, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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Does anyone know how I can soothe my sore throat from post-nasal drip due to allergies? It's annoying and always feels dry - it's like I can't wet it.

I don't get traditional symptoms and everyone where I live gets allergies after about 7 or 8 years :-(.

Thanks!
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Greenwood Village Colorado
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I had similar symptoms, I finally went to an ENT and said I have a deviated septum. One side blocked pretty bad.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Club soda! Stings but then numbs. Calorie-free and sort of cheap, can drink as often as needed.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:10 PM
 
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Halls Honey Lozenges. Very soothing.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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Club soda! Stings but then numbs. Calorie-free and sort of cheap, can drink as often as needed.
Does it moisturize your throat too, water doesn't seem to work for this situation?
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:38 PM
 
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I guess, I never thought of it that way.
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:47 PM
 
Location: The Great West
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Does anyone know how I can soothe my sore throat from post-nasal drip due to allergies? It's annoying and always feels dry - it's like I can't wet it.

I don't get traditional symptoms and everyone where I live gets allergies after about 7 or 8 years :-(.

Thanks!
Do you take any allergy medication? I've had issues with the sore throat too. The most recent time was last year. I practically lived on cough drops. What really helped me was a generic of NyQuil, strangely enough.

As for allergy meds, Zyrtec (cetirizine) works fairly well for me.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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Hot tea with honey is wonderful!!!
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:23 AM
 
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I'm not in your neck of the woods but I'm having a time with allergies right now. I take an OTC medication and also use Ocean saline solution nasal spray. The combination takes a bit of time to kick in, but provides temporary relief. For a sore throat I would use Hall's cough drops. I've always had chronic allergies but this Fall I've been more 'allergic' than usual.

Hope you feel better soon!
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:43 AM
 
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A glass of warm water with some honey stirred into it. Honey is a humectant--it attracts water--so your throat won't be so dry and sore.

If you can find it, there's a cough drop called Fishermans' Friend that is great. I carry it with me at all times. Also, as mentioned, cough drops with honey in them.

You can also take an over the counter medicine with an antihistamine in it, like Allergra or Clariton. They will dry you out a bit and may stop the post nasal drip. There is a nasal gel also that you spray into your nose and it traps the allergins from getting in. It's in gel form and I think the pollens and other irritants actually stick to it and get trapped.
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