I prefer to support the body in fighting the infection rather than take something that bypasses this natural process. If we were in a SHTF situation, we may not have access to normal over the counter medicine to soothe a sore throat or a nasty cough.
See how to make this natural cough syrup. Its avalable to print off too. Just cut it out and stick it on the fridge and make sure you try this. I would rather try natural remedies than nasty chemicals they put in medicines these days. See the recipe below.