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    Default Waking up with a sore throat..

    What Im finding is I sleep breathing through my mouth resulting in a sore throat in the mornings. Cold dry weather is even worse.. anybody got any solutions besides duct tape?

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    Drop that shot o whusky in a cup of hot tea!! Good fer colds to. Streamweaver
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncmtns
    What Im finding is I sleep breathing through my mouth resulting in a sore throat in the mornings. Cold dry weather is even worse.. anybody got any solutions besides duct tape?
    Youngblood taught me to place a bandana over my mouth in cold weather. That helps minimize the moisture loss and the resulting sore throat. It works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOWGLI16
    Youngblood taught me to place a bandana over my mouth in cold weather. That helps minimize the moisture loss and the resulting sore throat. It works.
    Another strategy is to wear a balacava at night to bed. You will stay warmer by reducing heat loss from your head (the most vascular rich areas out side of your chest) and help reduce mouth breathing.

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    Not too hot a tea, or you'll boil the alcohol off! Great suggestions for prevention. I carry N'ice in the winter. Sometimes the throat gets really raw and eating is tough. N'ice helps.

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    I had the same problem for awhile. My ex-girlfriend hated it. Your nose might be blocked up. Get checked for allergies
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    Do you sleep on your stomach, side or back mainly? If you sleep mostly on your back and you snore then that will complicate your sore throat. Before I lost some weight I had serious snoring issues. My brother had to wear earplugs when we shared a tent, and he claimed I even snored when on my stomach (although I never stayed up to see if this was the case ) Sinus drainage will give you a good case of the sore throat as well, so if you are sniffling throughout the day, chances are your sinuses are draining at night and causing some of this.

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    The bandanna Mowgli mentions works great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerosene
    The bandanna Mowgli mentions works great!
    I once fell to sleep with a banana in my mouth. When I woke up, my throat was not sore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncmtns
    What Im finding is I sleep breathing through my mouth resulting in a sore throat in the mornings.blah,blah,blah,............


    did you swallow a bat in the middle of the nite?
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    Default Sore Throats ...

    Carry hard candy or gummi bears. Pop one in first thing in the morning. Sounds like you need something that will trigger saliva flow and lubricate the lining of the oral cavity and throat.

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    Honey is a natural anti-biotic and it soothes your throat. Try puting some in some herbal tea.

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    I once saw a guy useing a light weight dust mask that you use to sand dry wall, wood and that sort of thing. Just has a light weight rubber band to go around your head to hold it on

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