Sorry you are feeling unwell.:( I hope that it clears up quickly for you...and yes, unless you seem to get a secondary infection/significant fever...try to hold off on the abx...as antibiotics DO NOT treat a virus, only an infection/bacteria.
(a virus just has to run its course.)
I like warm salt water gargles for a sore throat. One tsp. in a cup of warm water...gargle and spit. It is antiseptic as well as soothing.:)
Rest and recovery for your family!
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT