Five Ways to Cure a Sore Throat
Let me just start this post by saying I am not a doctor or a nurse. But I am quite good at Googling and when I woke up five days before my big show at my synagogue with a sore throat, I panicked. I could feel my throat start to get a bit scratchy before I went to bed but I tried to ignore it and not freak out. But when I awoke at 6 am and the pain started to get worse, I went into full on state of emergency mode.
You see, my pattern for sore throats is as follows. Redness gets worse to the point where I feel like I've swallowed knives. Within 24 hours the sore throat dissipates as I develop a full blown head cold. At this point, I can't breathe at all through my nose and I can't taste food. Horrendous. Making matters worse, after about two days of the cold, the mucus usually heads down to my chest and I get stuck with a cough that keeps me up at night and sometimes even develops into laryngitis. Did I mention my show is in five days?
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