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Sore throats are very common and usually nothing to worry about. They normally get better by themselves within a week. Sore throats may be a symptom of an illness which may have been caused by viruses (like cold and flu). Very occasionally they can be caused by bacteria i.e Streptococcus A (Strep throat).

Sore throats caused by Viruses or Bacteria may have the following symptoms:

  • Painful throat, especially when swallowing
  • Dry Scratchy throat with a possible mild cough
  • High temperature
  • Swollen neck glands (Lymph nodes)
  • Swollen and red tonsils, sometimes with white patches present
  • Bad breath

Many Sore throats can be relieved with treatments available over the counter in your Local Brennan’s Pharmacy such as:

Tyrozet Lozenges – Anaesthetic, antibacterial lozenge to provide relief and help fight any infection present causing the sore throat.

Difflam Spray and Difflam Oral rinse – Anti-inflammatory, anaesthetic and painkiller to provide effective relief from a sore throat.

Paracetamol or Ibuprofen – effective painkillers to help provide relief from sore throats and reduce high temperature.

Strepsils Product range – Helps numb sore throats and reduce pin when swallowing.

Brennan’s Pharmacy tips to help Soothe a sore throat and shorten how long it lasts are:

  • Gargle with warm salty water (children shouldn’t try this)
  • Drink plenty of water, but avoid hot drinks such as a tea/ coffee.
  • Eat cool or soft foods i.e ice cream
  • Avoid smoking or smoky places
  • Ensure you get adequate rest to allow your body to fight the infection.
  • Take Vitamin C and Zinc supplements to boost your immune system to help fight the infection.

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