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Old 02/26/08, 10:26 AM
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Remember when they painted your tonsils for a sore throat?

Do you remember when you were a kid and the doctor or your mom/dad would paint your tonsils when you had a horrible sore throat? My dad did this for us kids and I swear he used merthiolate and a q-tip. Is this something we could do today? Is there some other substance that would work better or be safer? Does this actually work? I don't remember having strep throat until I was an adult.

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Old 02/26/08, 11:28 AM
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http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/e...cle/002678.htm

There's a reason that isn't done any longer.

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Old 02/26/08, 12:20 PM
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Chloraseptic sore throat spray. It works, is fruit flavored and doesn't make you gag.

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Old 02/26/08, 12:38 PM
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There's a reason that isn't done any longer.

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I sure wish I had that info back when I was hollaring and Moma was saying that burning was the medicine working. I thought it was killing me and looks like I was right. Eddie
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Old 02/26/08, 01:10 PM
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Eddie, I know how you feel. My dad would put it on a q-tip and make me suck the q-tip. It did seem to work but I guess I was wise to be afraid of the stuff.

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Old 02/26/08, 02:20 PM
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I would never tell my mom when my throat hurt, because she used to paint with iodine. Don't know which made me gag worse, the iodine or the swabbing itself.

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Was the painting done for strep? We kids never had it done, but shortly after my parents were married they both got sick & the doctor swabbed their throats. Mom could handle it but Daddy gagged so bad he didn't trust doctors after that! I guess that's what saved us from having it done.

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Didn't the medication they use to use for that have mercury in it?

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Old 02/26/08, 06:25 PM
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LOL...I read this as "Remember when they painted your TOENAILS for a sore throat".

I need to have my eyes checked.

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Old 02/26/08, 07:08 PM
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Interesting that the "poisonous ingredient" listed on the website is thimerosol, the same ingredient they use in flu shots.

I'm presently on a waiting list to get my tonsils removed....at age 43! LOL Not looking forward to that, I hear that it's not a nice thing to get done. But then again, chronically painful throats all winter ain't no picnic either.

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