For the most part, I try to use natural home remedies. They are generally safer and more effective, not to mention cheaper. However, once in a while, I find that we need something a little stronger. Especially with sore throats.
We always start with the salt water gargle. We progress to honey and lemon. If that doesn’t work (or if we see a hint of a fever), we make a run to the doctor’s office and then, we bring out the big guns. Okay, maybe not the big guns, but the medium-sized ones.