And busted my highest expectations, to boot. The strep was completely gone this morning, (although I have a lingering chest cold), and morning is typically peak irritation time for me because my room is dry and I sleep on my back (so the nose is constantly dripping into the throat). I should have expected that, given the nature of the possible cure, but I wasn’t thinking much beyond applying pain to the strep culture.
While grinding away at an RPG, I started taking small sips of gin (1/4 oz., where 2 oz. is a small mouthful) every twenty minutes and letting these sit in the back of my throat. It hurt, but it was a good kind of hurt. I’m not talking the back of my mouth as in next to the soft palate, I mean down by the palatine tonsil:
This probably wouldn’t work for someone with a normal gag reflex or an aversion to clear liquors.
A side effect was that my throat became very hot, and I got a very runny nose and started sneezing a lot. Small problems. Tonight, I suppose I’ll be trying the green tea and whiskey thing (but with gin, because I already have that).