Remember when they painted your tonsils for a sore throat?

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  1. jlxian

    jlxian Also known as Jean Supporter

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    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.
     

  2. Common Tator

    Common Tator Uber Tuber

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    Chloraseptic sore throat spray. It works, is fruit flavored and doesn't make you gag.
     
  3. EDDIE BUCK

    EDDIE BUCK Well-Known Member Supporter

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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. :eek::eek: :Bawling::Bawling: Eddie
     
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    mellba Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     
  5. Pony

    Pony Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.

    Pony!
     
  6. Bonnie L

    Bonnie L Well-Known Member

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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. :D
     
  7. Zipporah

    Zipporah Well-Known Member

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

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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.
     
  9. DixyDoodle

    DixyDoodle stranger than fiction

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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.