Had a mother on my doorstep with her 12 year old son in pain; throat pain, you know the really painful type. He said he had trouble breathing. Swollen lymph nodes, slight fever. Strep throat she called it.
He was given 100 mg of iodine, 2 grams of ascorbic acid (divided in 2-3 doses) 1/4 of a level teaspoon of borax in a capsule together with vit c. + 50 ml of Colloidal Silver
that he had in a spray bottle, sprayed his throat frequently.
18 mg of zinc and a little vit. B, 50 mcg of selenium as companions.
5-6 hours; all gone, out playing.