When having a cold or the flu and have a throat ache at the same time, it is just terrible! I have not had a throat ache in a long time now but when I do I have a hard time with it because it is hard to lay down due to that it pushes on the throat from the outside and it is so difficult to swallow any kind of chewable foods.
These Halls Triple Action Soothing Cough Drops includes menthol and they are very strong. They have a numbing effect on the throat and they last in the mouth for some time.
I can't really recommend these cough drops though, because first of all, they taste so terrible so I can't stand having them in my mouth for more then 2 seconds. The taste is so tart and super strong and I can't say that it is helping my cough anything. maybe a little but it is not worth taking them due to the terrible taste. I know that there are a lot of different flavors to choose from and maybe there are those that are better then the one that I have but still, I will never buy this again.