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Sore Throat Relief

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. 

Product Reviews

  • Warded off colds

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    I developed a sore throat on two different occasions and felt like colds were coming on so I sucked these gummies and they seemed to ward them off as the colds never developed. Taste good too. Hard not to keep sucking them and using them all up so none available when I might need them! Recommend them for others to try.

    Sharon

    9/01/18

  • Nice Taste

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    I find these lozenges very soothing for a sore throat.
    Great customer service.

    Karen

    7/01/18

  • Excellent product for clearing a froggy throat

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    I use these pastilles when I have a persistent frog in my throat I can't clear with the usual lozenges. They help to clear the sticky mucus so I don't have to keep trying to clear my throat. They're also great for easing things when I have a sore throat from singing, or from doing lots of talking. Excellent product and great value.

    Kent

    25/11/17

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