I have had a bad sore throat for a few days now. I went to the doctor and they did a strep test and they said it came back negative but they will send it to the lab to be sure. It hurts too bad to talk, swallow and when I open my mouth it hurts the back of my throat. I have been taking some tylenol and it does help some. Is there any home remedies that I can do? I already tried gargling salt water. It helped for a minute but now its back and all I can taste is salt Any other ideas?