Our expert says:
Please see a doctor about this: your symptoms could indicate many different conditions. But they are worrying - a persistent cough, night sweats and hoarseness are all reason to get a medical checkup without delay. You could post your query on CyberDoc's forum too, but I'm sure the recommendation will also be: Make that dcotor's appointment!
Salt water gargles can help to ease a sore throat, but it's unlikely to solve the problem. It can also dry out your throat if you overdo it.
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