I'm getting married in about a week, and I woke up yesterday with a sore throat. So far, zinc lozenges and daily neti pot use have kept the worst at bay, but my throat still hurts. My sinuses have been pretty meh for the past two days, but I think more neti pot can take care of that...Normally colds run VERY fast through me. If I feel a sore throat one day, the next day I'm knocked flat. So feeling pretty normal on day 2 is a good sign, but I'd like to nip this in the bud completely, ASAP! I also plan to be sleeping more, because this week I've had projects due and my sleep schedule has definitely suffered. I will skip class all next week if that's what it takes! My mom suggested salt water gargle, and I suppose that can't hurt. I tried it this morning and I'm not sure if it helped much. Maybe the water has to be hotter? Any tips?