Mom Has Sore Throat

Updated on December 02, 2008
D.R. asks from Miami, FL
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Unfortunately I have a terrible sore throat..and i am worried I might get my 6 month old sick because I am a S.A.H.M. anyone has any suggestions on how i cannot get my baby girl sick? and also any tips on how to get rid of my sore throat besides the common over the counter medicine?


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answers from Miami on

Hi, D.. Well, your daughter is going to get sick sometime or another. She may catch a cold from you, or she may get it just from breathing the air. It is very difficult to avoid spreading cold germs.

The way that most colds are spread from one person to another is by touching. People transfer the virus by shaking hands, hugging, even touching door knobs that other people have touched. You cannot avoid touching your daughter. The only thing you might be able to do is to keep your face away from her face. In other words, don't breathe or speak close to her face. I can't think of any other thing you could do to avoid exposing her to your cold.

You can also do things for your sore throat. There are products available that shorten the time that you have a cold such as Zicam. There are also zinc lozenges, which are like cough drops which you can suck on that relieve your sore throat and other cold symptoms; zinc actually fights the cold virus and keeps it from spreading inside your body, so that might help you keep from spreading it to your daughter. However, there are no guarantees. You can get different brands of zinc lozenges at places like Walmart or any drug store.

Well, I hope you feel better and that your daughter doesn't get a cold, too.




answers from Miami on

Wash hands frequently and gargle with warm salt water plenty.
The germs an bacterias will not be able to live long enough to transfer. Try not to kiss your baby on the face until you feel better.



answers from Miami on

Wash your hands frequently, especially before holding the baby, after coughing or sneezing. If you are breastfeeding, keep breastfeeding so that baby gets your immunities.
To help with the sore throat, hot tea with lemon and honey or even hot cocoa (chocolate is supposed to be good for a sore throat). I also go to Jamba Juice and get a ColdBuster smoothie with an extra immunity boost and sometimes that will nip the cold in the bud.

Good luck.



answers from Miami on

Hi D.,

I suffer from sore throats since I was a baby. Something natural and good is mouth washes of salt and warm water. You can do those every so often. If you'd like, also add a little bit of lime too. Just make sure you are not breathing over your baby. I also have a little one and I know how hard it is to be sick and to make sure he doesn't get it as well. Good luck and hope you feel better.

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