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Speechless? Seems Everyone's Got a Sore Throat Right Now!
Sore Throat? .... Speechless? …. At this time of year we are all anxiously avoiding anyone with a suspicious-sounding huskiness to their voice. No one wants to be landed with a sore throat or hacking cough during the festivities. Nothing that gets in the way of vociferating your request for stimulating beverages at the bar should be allowed to mar the seasonal jollities. Tell-tale tickle at the back of the throat? Sore throats are among the most common complaints encountered in general medical practice and generally occur in conjunction with upper respiratory tract infections. Viral infections account for at least 65% of all sore throats, so the use of antibiotics only plays a minor part in the treatment of sore throats. Non-antibiotic palliative treatment is therefore to be recommended. Quick action can help remove the symptoms. One excellent method is the A.Vogel®’s Echinaforce® Sore Throat Spray, which contains two fresh organically grown herbs, Echinacea purpurea and Sage (Salvia officinalis), combined with Peppermint oil for a pleasant, fresh taste. In-vitro research showed that Echinaforce® Sore Throat Spray provided effective levels of antibacterial and antiviral activity. In addition, in recent double-blind placebo controlled trials, the Echinaforce® Sore Throat Spray was proven to be as effective as a synthetic throat spray. Also fewer people taking Echinaforce® Sore Throat Spray used painkilling medication than those taking the conventional throat spray and over 94% of those taking the spray said they would use it again. Directing the tincture through the special nozzle onto the back of the throat ensures that the spray hits just the right spot, setting the herbs to work within seconds by getting them into the blood stream extremely fast. This will improve the activity of immune cells in the area, speeding up the resolution of the infection. What else can you do?
- Reduce your intake of dairy foods
- Drink plenty of still water (warm if you prefer)
- Don’t stay in stuffy rooms or expose yourself to cigarette smoke
- Enjoy the fresh air but wrap up warmly and don’t expose your throat to cold winds