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Sore Throat

Sore Throat

Sore Throat

Sore throats are very common and usually resolve themselves within a week, most are caused by viruses however they can be bacterial in which case they may need to be treated with antibiotics.

The main causes of sore throat include:

·         Viruses like cold or flu

·         The bacteria group A strep

·         Allergies

·         Smoking or exposure to second hand smoke

Symptoms of sore throat include:

·         Cough

·         Pain when swallowing

·         Conjunctivitis

·         Swollen lymph nodes

·         Runny nose

·         Hoarseness

·         Dry scratchy throat

·         Redness in the back of throat


How to treat sore throat at home:

·         Gargle warm salty water

·         Honey to relieve cough.

·         Use a humidifier or cool mist vaporiser.

Over the counter medication:

·         Paracetamol/ ibuprofen

·         Medicated lozenges containing local anaesthetic, antiseptic or anti-inflammatory medicine.

·         Anaesthetic spray

Upon booking an appointment you are required to fill out the form which will be included in the confirmation email (in the form of a link).

This appointment does not guarantee you will be prescribed medication, this is dependent on the pharmacists opinion as to the whether it is suitable.

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