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Sore Throats

Description

A sore throat is an uncomfortable and painful condition. The throat becomes red and sore and it may be worse when you swallow. In 8 out of 10 cases, a sore throat is caused by a virus and will only last 3 to 7 days.

Our Advice
  • Drink plenty of water and suck lozenges to moisten the throat.
  • Ask your pharmacist to choose a product for you that will help relieve the pain.
  • In most cases there is no cure but the symptoms can be helped.
  • Most sore throats will go on their own in about 7 days.
  • Antibiotics from the doctor are not useful in most cases of sore throats.
  • Ask to see your pharmacist if you are having difficulty swallowing drinks.
  • Loss of voice is common with dry sore throats.
  • If you have a sore throat that you are worried about, ask our pharmacist for advice.