I've been having itchy and achy throat for two weeks now. I am not taking any meds but tea. I drink medicinal or herbal tea to feel better. I really don't want to drink any drug or medicine right now. I just want the natural process to do its job. I've been drinking Traditional Medicinals Organic Lemon Echinacea Throat Coat tea. I hope I'd feel better soon. If I don't get any better until next week I'm going to see my Physician and hopefully, he'll prescribe me some antibiotics. I really do think this is caused by bacteria not virus. But let's see. I cannot really diagnose myself.