It's allergy season and I started with a lot if sinus pressure, stuffy nose and headache but my symptoms changed and I developed a fever and slight dry cough. It's been about 3 days now and my nose is stuffy for a bit and then clears but... I have a terrible dry throat that Also is giving me a gag feeling. I researched a lot and found that sugar free hard candies are good, herbal tea with honey and lemon, and sipping water throughout the day is highly recommended. Also if the tea does not work for you, fruit juice that is low in sugar is recommended also it should be very cold. :) hope this helps