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I'm having a tough time of things. I've come down with a cold and I have a sore throat. Some of you may have read elsewhere that I suffer with tonsillitus at the mere whiff of a cold in the air. Already my throat has started to 'go'.

I'm sucking Sugar Free Strawberry Strepsils. The ingredients are:

Active Ingredients
2,4-Dichlorobenzyl alcohol 1.2mg
Amylmetacresol 0.6mg.

Also contains:
Isomaltitol (E953)
Maltitol Syrup (E965)
Tartaric Acis
Strawberry Flavor
Sodium Saccharin (E954)
Ponceau 4R (E124)


Just typing that has made me feel dubious about sucking another one! Just in case I get really desperate, are these permissible on Cambridge (even though I've just fallen off the wagon by eating a chicken sandwich - back on tomorrow)

Many thanks in advance .....
Hi, I have got a horrible sore throat too so I can sympathise on this. I looked at the Strepsils and decided against based on the ingredients. I'm currently gargling with Sage tea which a herbal friend recommended. I think it's OK as all I'm doing is putting the leaves in hot water and then gragling or drinking the tea at work (anything else is a bit antisocial for my colleagues:) )

HTH Soraya
The only thing is the ingredients that I dont like is the maltitol syrup. I am not sure if it will knock you out of ketosis or not. My diabetic sisters has them and it doesn't effect her sugar levels but a CDC should be along in a min to advise you x Get well soon.