Strepsils have a range of more than nine specially formulated lozenges to choose from there is sure to be one to suit your needs. Sucking an effective medicated lozenge can help lubricate the lining of the throat further bringing real, noticeable relief. And if you choose one from the Strepsils range, rest assured that it can keep working, even after the lozenge has gone.
Strepsils contain two active ingredients, amylmetacresol and dichlorobenzyl alcohol. These ingredients are both mild antiseptics, which kill the bacteria associated with mouth and throat infections. The action of sucking the lozenge allows the active ingredients to work in the area of the discomfort and also helps lubricate and soothe the painful area. This helps relieve the soreness and discomfort of mouth and throat infections.
What causes a sore throat?
A sore throat is often a sign that you may have an infection in the area, but there are other things that can irritate the throat, causing reddening and swelling. These include cigarette smoke, a polluted environment, voice strain or even changes in air temperature.
Although there are lots of symptoms of a sore throat from that nasty raspiness, pain when swallowing to a sudden husky voice - there are lots of medications that can help soothe the pain, and that can keep on working, even after the lozenge has gone. Look up Strepsils in my reference library to find a suitable remedy for you.
How can you best avoid a sore throat?
Avoid irritants that can cause reddening and swelling. Think cigarette smoke, pollution, shouting or even changes in air condition (air con is not that 'cool' when it comes to throats...)
Breathe through your nose. Your nose is an excellent filter of bacteria and other harmful irritants and helps warm the air too
Eat right - vital vitamins found in fruit and vegetables will help support your natural immune system
Reduce the amount you smoke and avoid other people's cigarette smoke
Avoid spraying air fresheners or deodorants around as they can irritate the delicate lining of the throat
Swallow - regularly. Our natural saliva helps 'wash out' the throat
Treating your throat
Drink plenty of warm liquids to keep your level of body fluids up
Try to breathe through your nose. If your nose feels congested, inhaling the steam from a bowl of hot water will help to clear it. Or look for a Strepsils lozenge which also offers a decongestant.
Try to avoid alcohol as this will irritate a sore throat
Swallow - this might hurt but its one of the best things you can do because saliva is a natural lubricant so it helps to soothe a sore throat
Sucking an effective medicated lozenge can help lubricate the lining of the throat