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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. 

Product Reviews

  • Great Product

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    Can't live without it, so good for clearing the airways & throat in the morning.

    Grant

    20/07/17

  • Winter companion

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    I get stuck into this at the first sign of a cold - helps ease severity and duration of a cold, sore throat, ears and chest.
    Tastes good even the kids will take it. Always have a bottle in my cupboard.

    Maree

    12/07/17

  • wonderful, reliable and very effective

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    These are a must have in the cupboard. At the first sign of a sore throat if you dissolve one in your mouth it soothes it so much. I haven't tried these for travel but will certainly take them next time we go away. I have shared them with many others in the past and they have had excellent results too when it comes to using for throat discomfort.

    Gillian

    12/07/17

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