Ms Stone gargled
it as if her throat was full of marbles.
RESULTS: The study population consisted of 60 patients; 30 patients gargled
with ketamine (Ketamine group) and 30 patients gargled
with only water (Control group).
A COUPLE of aspirins dissolved in water then gargled
- not swallowed - reduces the intensity of a sore throat within two hours, the University of Cardiff Common Cold Centre found.
8Get gargling A Japanese study found that people who gargled
with water three times a day - a common practice in the East - had 36% fewer colds than those who didn't.
One hundred twenty-four elderly residents of a nursing home in Japan (mean age, 83 years) gargled
three times per day with an aqueous solution of green tea catechins (polyphenon E; 200 [micro]g per ml) or with a control solution for three months during the winter.
Anil Agarwal and colleagues of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow, India, found that patients who gargled
with licorice before surgery had fewer problems with postoperative sore throat and cough.