If you just have a bad sore throat Finy, the old fashioned remedy was gargling with warm salt water...however, if you have a chest infection obviously you WILL need antibiotics I would think. The old Strepsils never helped me much
I honestly cannot remember the last time I had a cough,or even a cold for that matter!!! I have a very poor immune system,so I am extremely careful NOT to get these types of ailments. I think that living in the warm region of tropical Nth Qld,has helped me enormously in this matter.
I've had a bad cough for about 4 years now. no cold, no sore throat. In the middle of the night, while I'm eating, while I'm not eating...etc!! The hospital have done 5 tests, but still no result as to why I'm coughing! I think I may need to go to a cough specialist!