Drinking plenty of fluids (hot water can be beneficial) and sucking sweets(candies, which prevents your throat and
muscous from drying, can also help. i believe the sore throat
is caused by the stuck muscous on your throat drying. If I look at my throat with a flashlight, I can see thin, frothy muscous running down my throat (I sometime feel like I got a piece of rope stuck on my throat), and when I spit it up, it is clear and frothy.