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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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  • Good to have in medicine cupboard!

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    Seems to really help sore throats.It is something I always have on hand for the family to treat any sore throats as soon as they get them. If you follow the dosage it seems to help and well worth trying.

    Kay

    19/05/17

  • Excellent

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    Great for stopping a cough and excellent for sore throats. Have used for years and always have on hand for the whole family.Great value when buying in bulk.

    Kay

    19/05/17

  • great product

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    really cleared up my middle infection,which i suffer with most commonly during the winter season,will definately be this product stocked in my medcine chest
    many thanks healthpost

    zarina

    19/05/17

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