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Jul 24, 2007 11:04 PM

Food to eat while healing a sore throat

I am trying to get over strep. I am tired of wonton soups, store made and canned soups, tea w/honey, hot cider,jello and hot lemonade. I can't eat anything spicy or acidic in fear of acid reflux. I'm contagious so DH does not want me puttering in the kitchen so I am limited to premade or easy to fix items that does not have edges (like bread and sweet rolls) and is soft. My apetite is not good either. No caffiene either because my sleep cycle is way out of wack. Any ideas are greatly appeciated.

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  1. Carrot ginger soup. Boil Carrots and as much (or little) ginger as you want with some hacked up onions, until carrots are tender. Toss in blender, puree. Add S&P to taste. Pour in mug, hobble to couch under blanket. Drink like tea.

    That's what I had when I was sick last week. And it's simple enough for SO to make :)

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    1. re: starlady

      This is great. I added some lemon juice and a clove of garlic to it too and it made me feel much better. (Especially standing over the boiling soup and inhaling the steam from it!) I also took the advice of someone else below and munched on some pretzels while waiting for the carrots to cook.

    2. for whatever reason, I really like frozen niblet corn when I'm in your condition -- cook it up with loads of butter and lots of salt and it's soothing on the way down.

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      1. re: orangewasabi

        A lot of butter with almost anything helps things slide down your throat more easily. Same with bacon fat. Soft cheesy scrambled eggs with either of these fats is great when you're hungry.

      2. Korean chicken soup with ginseng, ginger, chinese jujubes, onion, and garlic.

        Recipe available if interested

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        1. re: hannaone

          Hi could i have the Recipe please to try out? I've Tryed everything don't really want to go to my GP as i don't want to waste my time if they are going to do nothing about it.this has happened more than once. I've had tonsillitis twice and don't really want to again so if you can help in anyway that would be grateful



          1. re: shew1992

            you do realize that if it's strep throat and it goes untreated, you can end up hospitalized with scarlet fever, right?

            You don't get to choose whether or not to have tonsillitis -- but you do need to get it checked out so that you feel better AND you don't spread it to everyone with whom you come into contact.

        2. The promise in the hospital when I had my tonsils removed was ice cream. It works fine.

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          1. re: FrankJBN

            I thought DAIRY is never good for a sore throat!!!

            1. re: littlecmad

              I always avoid dairy while I have a sore throat. I don't like the way it coats my throat, and I've heard that it creates more mucuous/congestion. I do, however, love a citrusy sherbert or sorbet when I'm in that condition.

          2. Anything with HONEY or syrups will help. Try some cream cheese or Greek yogurt with honey. No prep there at all. Try polenta, or cream of wheat drizzled with honey. Minimal prep there - just boil some H2O. If you can stand doing this, gargle with some Heinz apple cider vinegar - undiluted. It helps heal sore throats.