GoRapz I feel ya. The two things I hate the most are sore throats and ear infections. I had many ear infections as a kid and now I can make a clicking sound in my head whenever I want to.
But anyways, my advice is to get the black Halls, the extra strength ones. They can help, although a bit expensive. Yogurt can soothe it briefly, as can a big jug of hot chocolate or coffee can help too I find.