I have grown up all my life knowing that Mentholatum could cure anything. I think it does. We have been so sick at our house , and I don't really like playing nurse so much.......anyway I want to recommend you try this great smelling jar of power. I went to bed last night blobbed it on the bottom of my feet (I mean really clump it on)and then put socks on....this morning no drainage or sore throat. I really think it helped. It also makes your feet so soft so 2 advantages. Vick's Vapor rub will work too, I just like using what grandma did.Try it.