Sore throat relief

  • Lynn Lambert Amayeza Information Services
Keywords: sore throat, pharyngitis


Sore throat is one of the most common conditions with which patients present in the pharmacy. Also known as pharyngitis, sore throat is often described as pain, scratchiness, or irritation that often worsens with swallowing. Viral or bacterial infections typically cause sore throat. However, allergies, dry air and irritants such as tobacco smoke are non-infectious reasons one may have a dry, scratchy or irritated throat. A sore throat usually lasts between three and seven days and then clears without complications.

Ear, nose and throat