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Newly diagnosed with type 2 & having first sore throat since diagnosis

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by DeeAitch, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. DeeAitch

    DeeAitch Type 2 · Active Member

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    Obviously throat sweets/lozenges are a no go now so looking for recommendations as to what to try instead please
     
  2. sunspots

    sunspots Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Gargling a soluble painkiller will help. Sucking on an ice cube too. Pharmacies used to sell Tyrozets (?) which contain anaesthetic and probably very little sugar if any. Worth asking.
    Get well soon!
     
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  3. Boo1979

    Boo1979 Other · Well-Known Member

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    There are sugar free lozenges - i suck Riccola sugar free if Ive got a bad sore throat but more than 3 or 4 in aday they start to impact negatively on my sugars but not as badly as other sugar free drops / boiled sweets that Ive tried

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8...37284700:kwd-247335501&ref=pd_sl_43ysik4oe7_e
    Other than these, I find hot sugar free orange or blackcurrant sauash helps sooth a sore throat
    https://www.ocado.com/webshop/product/Robinsons-Squashd-Orange-No-Added-Sugar/226668011
     
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    #3 Boo1979, Mar 1, 2018 at 5:25 PM
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  4. romsey_eddy

    romsey_eddy Type 2 · Member

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    Boots chemist and others stock a mouth spray for dry mouth syndrome Which helps me a lot it's basically a lemon flavour water .also Tring to breathe through nose might help .obviously check incase you have an allergy to any ingredients but it is very basic
     
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  5. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I gargle with salty water..
     
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  6. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    There’s a sugar free version of Strepsils, that’s what I use. Currently on offer 2 packets for £6 in Tesco.
     
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