Sore throats are quite common but usually nothing to be concerned about. In most cases, they go away on their own within a week or so.
When you have a sore throat you may experience pain and discomfort. The throat can become red, scratchy and it could be painful or difficult to swallow, also your voice may become croaky or quiet.
What’s the main cause of a sore throat?
Sore throats can sometimes be the cause of illnesses, such as a common cold or from smoking. They can often be relieved with over the counter products and will usually last for a couple of days.
Our pharmacist can recommend ways of relieving the pain and discomfort of a sore throat such as using pain killers like paracetamol, using medicated lozenges or an anaesthetic throat spray.
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