Sore throat is a common symptom throughout most of the year. Moist and heavy air irritates the skin of the respiratory organs. Weakened immunity is conducive to viral and bacterial infections. Sometimes it seems that the symptoms of a sore throat developed overnight. Sore throat is caused by inflammation of the superficial layers of the pharyngeal mucosa. Reactions result in redness and pain. Swallowing is difficult. It is accompanied by hoarseness, dry cough. It occurs as a tissue reaction to cold air and the consumption of cold beverages, alcohol and cigarettes. Sore throat is caused by viral and bacterial infections of the upper respiratory tract. It can be accompanied by high fever, nausea, sneezing and coughing.
Local therapy: if a sore throat is the only symptom of an infection, it is best treated with local therapy. The pharmacist prescribes sprays, syrups, solutions, teas or dosage forms for dissolving in the mouth (lozenges, oriblets and lozenges). Herbal therapy is safe and very effective.
Marshmallow: Mild sore throat accompanied by dry cough is successfully treated with marshmallow preparations. Marshmallow extract coats irritated mucous membranes with healing mucus that reduces inflammation. They soothe the cough irritation. It can be used several times a day. It is safe for children and pregnant women.
Iceland lichen: for dry cough accompanied by hoarseness, the use of preparations based on Iceland lichen is recommended. It is safe for children and pregnant women. The large therapeutic width allows multiple applications during the day.
Linden, thyme, basil, chamomile and yarrow: they are recommended for long-term mild pain. With their anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic effect, they relax the throat and make swallowing easier. They can be individual preparations and tea blends.
Sage: used for red and irritated throat caused by the discharge of secretions from the nose or sneeze. Caution is recommended in children and pregnant women.
Propolis: Propolis preparations are beneficial due to their antiseptic and immunostimulatory effects. The most effective preparations are in the form of sprays, syrups, drops or capsules. These formulations contain sugar and such combinations are a long-lasting antiseptic film on the sore spot. Propolis can be combined with medicinal plants (echinacea, mint, buckthorn and sage). Caution is necessary for people who are allergic to bee products.
Thyme, mint and eucalyptus: these plants have an antiseptic effect. Clear the throat of potential infections. They relax their throats. They reduce inflammatory processes. They have an inhalation effect. Clean upper airways. They unclog a stuffy nose. Thyme and eucalyptus can irritate the gastric mucosa. Sensitive people should be careful.
Tip plus: when using preparations that act locally on the mucous membrane, it is not recommended to eat and drink for at least 30 minutes after use. Otherwise, the therapy is less effective.