I am having the same problem for dayssss now. Nothing much you can take besides cough drops and hot tea with honey..
You can take paracetamol/acetaminophen if you're struggling. I've had this myself recently & had to resort to the paracetamol to be able to eat & drink as it was so sore. Hope it improves soon.
Raw honey will help soothe your throat. Also coconut oil. And apple cider vinegar will help get your immune system back up
Honey lemon and tea! Mix some coconut oil in, it won't mix well because it's am oil but it works awesome.
I have tried it all. Calling doctor today