that sounds logical. might have to try that next time myself.
you can also try gargling with cayenne, apple cider vinegar and water, add honey if you eat it
i remember reading that aloe can be used to gargle for sore throats too, but i don't know if you'd add anything else or just aloe and water.
I'm singin' here to get rid of fear
Hope it disappears right here with the rain
But I know life is pain, not like a fairytale
Meaningless to pray, so just goin' on my way