I swear the universe has a sick sense of humor. Either that, or it thinks it’s being helpful. Last week, the moment I put this review for Chloraseptic Warming Throat Spray and Luden’s Moisture Drops on my calender to get ready to write up, the whole family was struck with the plague. Okay, maybe it’s not the plague, but it’s a miserable, no good, rotten cold. Jacob’s was fairly mild, thank goodness, although he had a cough for days. Me, on the other hand…well, I’m barely coherent enough to write this post right now! I have a low-grade fever, stuffy head, sore throat, and a cough. I’m kind of stubborn when I’m sick because I have way too much to do, so I really need something that can help keep me going!

Chloraseptic Warming Throat Spray: Hot Tea in a Bottle

Of the two products, the Chloraseptic Warming Throat spray is definitely my favorite. I’ve been using it fairly frequently over the last few days. I woke up at 5am this morning with a horrible sore throat, the kind you get from having icky stuff drip down the back of it all night, and within seconds the Chloraspetic spray soothed it so I could go back to sleep. A few facts about the Warming Throat Spray:

  • Has a Honey Lemon flavor reminiscent of hot tea
  • It’s sugar-free
  • Contains phenol to relieve pain
  • Provides a soothing, warming feeling in your throat while also giving you that familiar Chloraseptic numbing sensation
  • Comes in a 6 fl. oz bottle with a suggested retail price of $6.25. Considering how long  a bottle can last, this is a pretty good deal!
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 Luden’s Moisture Drops: Soothes Your Dry Mouth

When you’re feeling so miserable that you have to turn to cold medicine, you often have to deal with a few unpleasant side effects to get relief from other symptoms. Most of the stuff designed to dry up your nose also dries out your mouth. This is where Luden’s Moisture Drops come in handy. The Kiwi Strawberry flavor isn’t too sweet, and the burst of moisture helps soothe irritated dry mouth and throat. Even if you’re not sick, these are great for other times when you are suffering from dry mouth. The active ingredient is Pectin, a fiber found in fruits.

While both Chloraseptic Warming Throat Spray and Luden’s Moisture Drops are typically safe for most adults, they are medications so you should of course check with your doctor before using. If your symptoms persist, definitely see a doctor. I, of course, rarely follow my own advice, so I’ll probably try to ride this one out, at least for a few more days.