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A sore throat (or throat pain) is pain or irritation of the throat. A common physical symptom, it is usually caused by inflammation of the throat (pharyngitis,) although it can also appear as a result of psychological trauma, diphtheria, or other conditions. People experience varying degrees of pain when they have a sore throat.

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Sore Throat Info

A sore throat (or throat pain) is pain or irritation of the throat. A common physical symptom, it is usually caused by acute pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat), although it can also appear as a result of trauma, diphtheria, or other conditions. A sore throat may cause mild to extreme pain.

A sore throat is pain anywhere in the oropharynx (which is a fancy word for your throat canal.)

A sore throat is usually from irritation or inflammation. The most common cause (80% of people who complain about pain in the throat) is acute viral pharyngitis, a viral infection of the throat. Other causes include other infections (such as streptococcal pharyngitis,) trauma, and tumours. Gastro-oesophageal (acid) reflux can cause stomach acid to leak up into the throat, causing the throat to become sore. 

Another contributing factor to sore throats is unexpressed emotional distress.  The mouth and throat area is the 'avenue of expression' – our main channel of communication.  Holding back something that needs to be said can be an underlying cause of irritation and inflammation in the throat.  

There are some natural health remedies that may help alleviate the pain and remove the symptoms as well as helping boost the immune system to prevent further infection. Vitamin C and zinc are important here. Herbs that are specific for sore throats are thyme, sage and myrrh. 

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    I stopped using conventional mouth wash about 3 years ago, and swapped to fluoride free toothpaste, and have been looking for something to freshen my mouth during the day, I don't chew gum either. I stumbled on this and wow, I absolutely love it and as an added bonus the olive leaf extract is good for helping me rid myself of candida overgrowth. I have just ordered more.

    Angela

    13/08/17

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    We loved the Lemon/Thyme tonic. Maybe replace the sugar with manuka honey?

    Ava-Jane

    1/08/17

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    Love these. Absolutely hate getting a sore throat and I also hate the taste of "strepsil"-like lozenges. These are great tasting, gentle on a sore throat and genuinely soothing.

    Jenny

    31/07/17

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