Please give me your suggestions regarding throat infections .. what medications you have found best for throat infections ?
(other than Antibiotics please - as it causes lots of side effects to me)

More over please tell me more about the home remedies you use for throat infections like below
1. intermediate symptoms of feelings predicting throat infection.. which usually cause "Fever" ...
2. Advance level symptoms of throat level infects.. of being caught throat .. pain of throat ... difficulty in swallowing... harshness in throat like symptoms...