Food suggestions for a sore throat
December 21, 2012 8:33 AM Subscribe
Okay, this is a bad time to be without money and there's nothing I can really do to change that immediately. I am on assistance. I have food stamps that can buy only food stuff. Because of last minute car repairs and things like extra gas for appointments that I couldn't miss with government agencies, I have zero on the cash assistance (non-food side of food stamps).
I slowly developed a cold today. It's just a cold. Sore throat, coughing, running nose and headache.
I have Tylenol for the headache, but my throat is killing me and coughing keeps adding to the burn.
There's no money for non-food cough/throat stuff. No cough drops or meds.
What can I buy that is a food item that can make my throat feel less like it's been scraped with a brillo pad with each cough.
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (49 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I have pots and pans and a microwave, so I can cook something.
Don't say go to the hospital or walk in clinic. Car repairs mean that car is dead right now. No go. State transport takes me to workfirst stuff only, unless I'm dying. I'm not dying, I have a cold. I can get the food stuff with the shelters group outing on Sunday.
Also, before it's asked by generous people, no I don't want your money. I can take care of myself. I just need food suggestions.