February 17, 2005


I just got back from the doctor, who said that my throat looked "awful." It's a viral infection, so no antibiotics. I do, however, have an ear infection for which I need to get drops. It's the same ear as The Great Infection of 2004 in August where I actually lost my hearing and was lucky to get it back after a month of steroids. Needless to say I'm concerned about my hearing again, but I don't seem to have any loss. He also recommended Advil for the pain (both ear and throat), Robitussin and Sudafed for congestion, saltwater gargles (which in my experience have never done squat for me), and something called Throat Coat tea. Hunh. Let's hope this blows over quickly, because it sucks.

Posted by Shelby at February 17, 2005 03:44 PM

Throat Coat kicks ass! I use it whenever I get sick and it really does make a small difference. Hope you're feeling better soon!

Posted by: staz at February 17, 2005 04:56 PM

I couldn't find Throat Coat out here, but I did find Throat Comfort by Yogi Tea (www.yogitea.com). It does seem to help the raw throat that I recently developed. Further, I normally don't like the taste of licorice, but this I didn't mind.

Thanks for planting the idea to search for this in my head!

Posted by: Erik at February 21, 2005 01:20 PM
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