What can I do to soothe my dry, scratchy throat?
Hot tea with honey and lemon usually helps me.
To soothe a dry sore throat, gargle with cold salt water or suck a Popsicle. Alternatively, check out http://www.ehow.com/how_4455613_soothe-scratchy-throat.html. I however, suggest that you see a medical practitioner for further advice.
Hot tea with honey might help.