A dry, tickly sore throat is a very common complaint and tends to be more irritated than painful. You may also have a dry cough or it might be the first sign of a cold.
Your throat may feel:
Common causes of sore throats:
- Bacterial infection
- Shouting or voice strains
- Polluted environment
- Changes in air temperature
- Heaty food or spicy food
- Lack of rest
- Low immunity
- Not drinking enough water
What can help?
A soothing sore throat lozenge may help to keep your throat moist and help relieve your symptoms.
What else can I do to feel better?
In addition to using DifflamABTM for your symptoms, you can:
- Drink plenty of water and non-alcoholic fluids
- Avoid smoking and exposure to cigarette smoke
- Drink warm water with honey and lemon
When should I see a doctor?
Most sore throats are not serious and will get better by themselves, usually when your immune system fights the infection that caused the sore throat.
Sometimes, sore throats can be caused by a more serious infection or don’t go away by themselves.
You should see your doctor if you or your child has:
- A sore throat and you are worried about the symptoms
- A sore throat that is getting worse or does not improve after 3 days
- Trouble breathing or swallowing
- A stiff or swollen neck
- A high fever
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All information presented here is for general information only and not intended as a substitute for medical advice. In all health related matters, always consult your healthcare professional.
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