I went to the doc this morning and she ruled out strep so that is good. But I wish she’d had more to offer for my poor scratchy throat besides, chew gum or candy or anything that makes you salivate more. I mean I get the idea. The more saliva I have the more it thins down the mucus but that really doesn’t soothe my throat. I guess I need to gargle with salt water. That is supposed to help….