Honey. Eat a Tbsp of honey, it will coat and soothe the throat. For medicine, I like Cepacol lozenges, or anything that is more than just menthol. Look for the strongest analgesic you can find. Cepacol is one of the stronger ones..
For the nasal congestion, try Fishermans Friend lozenges. I also have used strong breath mints to get a quick nasal clearing, due to the high menthol content.
Mt Snow, VT - May 5, 2012 - Completed!
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