Sore throats are usually harmless but they can be really annoying when you’re trying to make your voice heard!
Although sore throats will usually clear up by themselves within a week or so, we can’t blame you for wanting to pick up a sore throat remedy.
That’s why we stock a wide range of sore throat sprays, syrups, lozenges, and more, which can all help to make you more comfortable as you find your voice again.
We’ve got products from top brands like Strepsils, Chloralieve, Sudafed, and Covonia, giving you a huge range of options as you choose the best remedy for your sore throat.
The best treatment for your sore throat is simply whatever works best for you!
This can differ depending on the cause of your sore throat and what kind of treatment you personally like best.
For example, some people prefer pain relief sprays or rinses that help to numb the back of their throat.
Others prefer lozenges with antiseptic properties that help to tackle the bacteria irritating the back of your throat.
If you’re ever unsure which one would be the best choice for you, ask our pharmacists or your GP for their recommendations and they’ll help to get you on the right track.
A sore throat is usually a symptom of a virus such as a cold or the flu.
This is why many cold and flu treatments can also help to treat a sore throat.
Other conditions that can cause a sore throat include laryngitis, tonsilitis, glandular fever, as well as a condition known as strep throat which is a bacterial infection.
If you feel any of the following symptoms then you could be suffering from a sore throat:
Children can also get a high temperature and also be less active when suffering from a sore throat.
Depending on the treatment that you use, there will be different active ingredients that have different properties.
The main properties of sore throat treatments will either be a painkiller (known as an analgesic) or as an anaesthetic, which numbs the throat area.
A sore throat will usually go away in 5-7 days.
If you decide to take antibiotics, then it should go away in 2-3 days.
In some cases, it can last for longer.
If you do experience a sore throat for a longer period of time, it is recommended that you speak to a doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice.