Burning Sensation in Throat

Posted by JK on 07/08/2007

Dear Ted,I am so so thankful to you for replying so fast. To tell you the truth i wondered if you would at all reply. Since you did i am so thankful please let me tell you what happened to me. In April I felt a tightening in my throat sometimes a burning sensation. I felt my throat had wounds, and also felt my voice was a bit weak. I saw the doctor and was asked to see a specialist the meantime because I am a preacher was told to rest my voice. So I hardly spoke for two weeks. All this time I had the burning sensation and tightening in my throat. I did not know what to do.Finally after three weeks I saw the specialist. When he checked me he said that he could not find anything and that was all. I came home relief but also with so much pain in my throat.I was so desperate. I prayed and asked the LORD TO help me. As I looked into the internet for hours I came upon your site and was so surprised to discover that the condition I had could well be acid reflux. I have to add here I was not drinking much water then. So Ted now that you know a little bit more would you still suggest I take the quarter teaspoon B.C.. mixed with 2tablesppons of A.C.V. with 250 mg. of water? You mentioned that i should take it 5 days straight 3 times a day and stop for two days and then continue. Is this the way to go or should i take the B.C. WITH water ONLY? God bless you so so much and thank you for all the help you render to people like us.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear JK: You can try them both alternatively and see which ones works best for you. Usually people seem to respond best with ACV + baking soda, but if the body is severely acidic, quite often baking soda alone would work better. There is no way to tell the seriousness of the condition. But based on your sore throat to the extent that you cannot talk, it appears to be a staph bacteria, in which case an addition of magnesium supplements, or the use of Milk of magnesia to be used as a mouthwash, the remedy could be one tablespoon of milk of magnesia (without the aluminum please!) in 1/2 glass of water and maybe 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda twice a day, usually in the morning and before bedtime. The magnesium hydroxide should kill whatever strep throat infections there are that is causing the problem. After doing that for a couple of minutes, then rinse the mouth with plain water. I think it is important to supplement with magnesium supplements, usually 250 mg/day for 5 days out of a week, for at least a month or so, before stopping. The raised magnesium level should kill the bacteria that causes certain bacterial sore throat, assuming of course that it is of non-viral, but they still weaken in presence of alkalinity anyway.

In the long run, either ACV with baking soda, or lemon with baking soda are often best. However, in some cases baking soda can be taken alone, if people are sensitive to ACV and lemon. In practice, I will always alternate them between the two.

N Acetyl Cysteine may also help in case their is excessive mucus in the throat. For that remedy, I would try 500 mg/day for only a couple of days.