So, my DS (20months) has been sick for the last few days. I thought we were over the worst of it when the fever broke, but now the cold symptoms are settling in. Of course I've been sleeping in his bed with him because he's miserable at night, so lo and behold...I started getting a MASSIVE sore throat last night and today I'm absolutely miserable! I'm very confident that this is not strep throat or anything that will require antibiotics, but until it passes on and my symptoms shift to normal cold stuff, I really need some relief. I went to the pharmacy to get some throat drops, but discovered that they are contra-indicated in pregnancy because the menthol can cause liver damage in children under age 2 . So I asked the pharmacist what I can do and she just said the usual things...salt water gargle and lemon-honey tea. I've been doing both today with absolutely no relief at all. Does anyone know of an effective and safe way to treat this annoying sore throat?
Thanks so much!