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Scratchy

Last week at the conference, my brother woke up one morning with a sore throat that was terrible enough to cause him to get checked for strep (nope).

I keep feeling hints of sickness, so I have been trying to: get as much sleep as I can, wash my hands often, and take an occasional multivitamin. I've got that lingering, back-of-throat scratchy feeling, which could be the onset of my brother's plague. Or a much milder version of his plague. Or allergies, perhaps.

It's distracting and annoying, but could be worse.

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bluepapercup
Jan. 14th, 2016 01:55 am (UTC)
Oil of oregano capsules!! Two three times a day until you feel better. It's damn magic.
shellynoir
Jan. 14th, 2016 07:26 pm (UTC)
really? really? I need to hear more.
rebeccmeister
Jan. 14th, 2016 09:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, this is curious and intriguing. bluepapercup, how did you learn about these?
shellynoir
Feb. 10th, 2016 10:47 pm (UTC)
I bought some oregano spice and added it to my coffee but it just made me gag, so....
rebeccmeister
Feb. 11th, 2016 12:01 am (UTC)
Yeah, that sounds about as terrible as the cumin coffee that one time!

On the other hand...funny story time. I grew both oregano and chocolate peppermint in my garden in Arizona, so I had stashes of dried leaves from both plants in the cupboard. One night, instead of serving up some chocolate-peppermint tea to friends while we played Scrabble, I accidentally served up oregano tea. We all thought it tasted a little strange for chocolate-peppermint, but it wasn't *too* terrible!
randomdreams
Jan. 14th, 2016 02:24 am (UTC)
I had about three days of just slightly itchy throat, then whammo giant cold of doom, that three weeks later is still in evidence as coughing and congestion.
rebeccmeister
Jan. 14th, 2016 09:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, see, this is what I'm afraid of, especially because of my brother's plague. And yet...I'm feeling a bit better today...
randomdreams
Jan. 15th, 2016 04:03 am (UTC)
Fingers and spokes crossed!
pigshitpoet
Jan. 14th, 2016 06:19 am (UTC)
psp says...
gargle with warm water and salt, before the tickle turns to a sore throat..

martha stewart - not!

but the warm saltwater gargle really works!
rebeccmeister
Jan. 14th, 2016 05:18 pm (UTC)
Re: psp says...
I was thinking about doing this. Once, when I was in middle school or thereabouts, I tried it, and it went something like this:

-Mix warm water and salt
-Take a giant swig
-Spit giant swig all over the big bathroom mirror.

:^)
pigshitpoet
Jan. 15th, 2016 06:09 am (UTC)
Re: psp says...
; ))))

you probably had the most antiseptic bathroom this side of the pecos!

Edited at 2016-01-15 06:10 am (UTC)
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