I had a really bad strep throat, but following antibiotics my throat still hurt. The throat spray was the only thing to instantly sooth, and with daily use for just a few days, it finally cleared the sore throat. YAY! It was especially good to take a dose at bed time, and then wake up with no soreness, rather than agony just swallowing. It really is effective at both instantly relieving the pain, as well as healing the underlying condition. Thanks, Kiwiherb.