Sore Throat
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Cayenne Pepper for a Sore Throat

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Posted by Zech (Atlanta, USA) on 06/07/2008
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ok, so i have this horrible sore throat which im sure it is strep. i have had this for 3 days now and it has not subsided in pain. i cannot swallow my own spit. and i can barely drink water or gatorade. on the second day i awoke i had a 100.5 fever and i felt very very queasy. i used regular everyday normal medacines and my fever went away. the next day, day 3. i awoke with drool all over my pillow, because i guess i couldnt naturally swallow my spit during my sleep. i have no fever today. but my throat is FREAKING killing me. i have used cayenne pepper, and it is not helping to ease the pain. i have also gargled with salt water and that has not helped i just dont know what to do my throat is freaking killing me. basically my throat is driving me nuts.


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Posted by Elliot (Birmingham, England) on 11/04/2007
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I tried gargling cayenne in hot water for two days, but it didn't help cure my sore throat. I've had it for about 5 days now and I have found the apple cider vinegar remedy more effective.


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Posted by Eric (Ontario, Canada) on 08/17/2007
1 out of 5 stars

The Cayenne pepper remedy did not work at all for me I have tried it several times over the past year and has about as much effect as throat losenges. If you have a really really sore throat the only way to cure it is antibiotics trust me I went 3 weeks with a horendous sore throat before giving in and within 3 days I was cured there more expensive but so worth the money.


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Posted by Karen (Tampa, Floirda) on 08/04/2007
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My 15 year old son had a really bad sore throat. Being in the medical field I wasn't quite sure this would work but what the heck we tried it. Unfortunately it did not work for him. However, for those of you who swear by it good for you.


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Posted by Brian (Seminole, Florida) on 07/25/2007
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Well I really wanted to it work and maybe it did a little but over all my tonsils hurt so horrible. I tried it about 7 or so times in less then 2 days and it really didnt do to much I am still in a good amount of pain. I must be to far gone for it to work anymore and thats a shame I really thought it would work. Oh well just pray for me I can barly sleep or eat.


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Posted by Sulaiman (Kuwait City, Kuwait) on 06/10/2007
1 out of 5 stars

I would not recommend the Red Cayenne remedy to anybody for 3 reasons:

1) It fired up my mouth like crazy. If the targeted area is my throat, why the hell I burned my entire mouth! it feels like I'm going to lose my taste-buds forever! 2) Sibing the mixture: People who are allergic to pepper, DONT DO THIS! Your stomach will start cramping and the remedy will turn in to be a nightmare! 3) THE WORST PART: Going to the Toilet for a "Bowl-Movement". Only Lord knows how burny and itchy it is when the watery "Bowl-Movement" caused by the red pepper gets out of your anus! Oh Lord!


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Posted by Brent (West chester, PA) on 06/05/2007
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Well i tried the cayenne pepper sore throat remedy after having a naggin sore throat that just won't leave after about 4 days. I tried it 30 minuted ago and so far nadda! Even tried sipping it and still nadda. The burning tends to dissipate after a few attempts though..probably numb tongue or something, but my throat/glands are still screaming! I'm afraid this remedy will do no more than warm tea and honey in my opinion. Save your self the aggravation and ribbing on this one people!


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Posted by Sophia (Milton, MA) on 06/04/2007
1 out of 5 stars

I've been having a horrible sore throat for a couple days and thought to try the cayenne pepper remedy. I mixed about 5 shakes of the pepper, put some honey in there for taste, and about 16oz of warm water. I gargled for about 45 minutes sipping and gargling, repeat. It's been about an hour and a half since I started and I've had no reaction to it. It's not doing anything for me, which is a shame because I really wanted this to work.


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Posted by Karenna (SF, CA) on 06/01/2007
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Cayenne is NOT unsafe per one of your feedback customers. I recently found your website in some research I am doing on Cayenne and Lymph, but was a little disconcerted to see that you published someone's testimonial warning others not to use cayenne if they do not want their blood thinned.

Cayenne is used in midwifery and in other instances when needed to stop hemorrhaging, and has the ability to correct and balance both ends of many circulation issues. It will assist in dissolving clots as well as stopping bleeding, and it will -- over time -- correct both high and low blood pressure.

I suggest to all readers that when it comes to benefits and contraindications of herbs and medications, that they exhaustive research, or at least more than they think is necessary, to discover what they need to know for their particular situation or those for whom they are caring.


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Posted by John (Morristown, NJ) on 05/13/2007
1 out of 5 stars

Tried the Cayenne Pepper in water...did not work at all. Glad I protected my lips with lip balm though. YIKES...it was painful.


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Posted by Matt (Wales, UK) on 04/30/2007
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i started off having a sore throat on the one side about 9 days ago now but in the last 3 days it has been getting really bad, my tonsil is swollen up huge in my throat and i cant get to a doctor , so i thgt id google a remedy, wahay cayenne pepper i thgt, tried it twice the second time i really went for it and didnt really find my mouth was the problem but seemed to really agitate my tonsil for the next few hours, and im not trying it again the only thing that helps out a little bit is ibuprofen so far , thing it may be because my tonsil is too far gone swollen and sore that it it did this next time ill try it in its early stages, thanks ne way


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Posted by Phil (Houghton, MI) on 03/20/2007
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I tried using the cayenne pepper for my sore throat. Instead I got the explosive diarreaha and my sore throat is even worse.


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Posted by Andrew (Andrew, Ontario) on 03/19/2007
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I only heard about this cure as my flu symptoms were subsiding, but the cayenne pepper tea did nothing to help my sore throat.


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Posted by Kitt (Levittown, PA) on 02/25/2007
1 out of 5 stars

Tried gargling with cayenne pepper for my miserable sore throat. I have been up all night. My throat is still very sore and I still can't swallow, so I can't say much for the cayenne pepper theory. It DID clear out a lot of mucous though and my sinuses are quite clear! I'll keep trying it for a while longer, but it did nothing for the pain except add a burny feeling to it! Going to try one readers suggestion of ginger next. Bet this would be awesome next time I have a normal head cold though (aside from the taste, yuck!)


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Posted by Kate (Portland, OR) on 02/08/2007
1 out of 5 stars

This is about the cayanne pepper for sore throats. You people are crazy!!! I tried it as recommended (1 tsp in 4 oz of water) and it was soooooo hot I nearly gagged! I diluted it about 10 fold and managed to gargle it but it made me cough so much I actually threw up once! What is going on? So many people said it was good.



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