The following has worked for everyone I've suggested it too. The sore throat, cold, flu, etc. is gone in one day, typically.
Sore throats are usually due to the accumulation of toxins in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is the "other circulatory" system in the body that takes the dead cells, cancer cells, etc. out of the body. When it gets overloaded, we usually get a sore throat.
The medications you buy in the drug store only slightly help relieve the pain, but do not fix the problem. Antibiotics generally don't fix the problem and can contribute to extending the illnesses that usually follow the sore throat. Antibiotics kill friendly flora in your intestines and cause the toxins to build up there creating conditions where Candida Albicans shows up and grows.
The best solution is to build your immune system in a natural way. No one should have a cold or sore throat for more than one day if it is from bacteria or a virus. The following has worked for everyone I've recommended it too:
(1 - 2) nucleotides every hour all day long at the first sign of sore throat, cold, or flu.
(2) Allicidin 3 x per day (contains allicin - the active ingredient in garlic that acts like nature's natural antibiotic that really works). This also works to kill the biofilms that the body's macrophages will not kill.
(1) glass of distilled water with the juice of 1 fresh lemon squeezed in the water. Drink 3 or 4 glasses in a day. This lowers the pH of the body and makes it very difficult for bacteria & viruses because they cannot live in an alkaline environment.
(1) drop of Lemonine and (1) drop of carvinol oil in a small amount of water. Gargle this for one minute and then swallow. This will relieve the pain of the sore throat better than any drug store, high prices solution. Do this as many times during the day you need to.
I suggest purchasing the above items from the following web site: www.healthline.cc (not .com) because they have the products readily available and are the purest form of the nutrients I know of.
To keep yourself from getting into this situation in the future, I highly recommend you take oleuropin on a regular basis along with colostrum powder mixed in juice daily. About 8 oleuropin capsules and a heaping teaspoon of the colostrum powder. This is a great maintenance for the immune system.
good luck to you
many years of nutritional studies - B.A. biology & chemistry