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Sore Throat

Sore throats are common, and can affect all ages.  Sore throats are usually associated with minor illnesses such as the common cold or the flu, however a persistent or severe sore throat can be a sign of an underlying condition and should be checked out.    Here you will find lozenges, syrups, throat sprays and other remedies to support you during a sore throat.   Symptoms    Causes    Risk factors   Remedies   Prevention
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Page updated 06/04/18 12:47:36 p.m.
Your Price!BLIS K12 THROAT GUARD DAILY SUPPORT 30 VANILLA LOZENGES
BLIS K12 THROAT GUARD DAILY SUPPORT 30 VANILLA LOZENGES
SKU 2291762
$20.99$18.67
A soothing daily lozenge that releases an advanced oral probiotic to boost the beneficial microbes in the mouth and throat, and support immunity against winter ills and chills.
BLIS K12 THROAT GUARD DAILY SUPPORT STRAWBERRY 30 LOZENGES
BLIS K12 THROAT GUARD DAILY SUPPORT STRAWBERRY 30 LOZENGES
SKU 2523523
$21.99
A soothing daily lozenge that releases an advanced oral probiotic to boost the beneficial microbes in the mouth and throat, and support immunity against winter ills and chills.
BLIS PROBIOTICS THROAT GUARD PRO VANILLA FLAVOUR 30 LOZENGES
BLIS PROBIOTICS THROAT GUARD PRO VANILLA FLAVOUR 30 LOZENGES
SKU 2523507
$24.99
Advanced probiotics scientifically developed to help support the natural immune defenses in the mouth and throat.
DIFFLAM FORTE THROAT SPRAY 15ML
DIFFLAM FORTE THROAT SPRAY 15ML
SKU 2201984
$23.99
Average rating:
Difflam Forte Anti inflammatory Throat Spray for Fast relief of painful throat and mouth conditions including sore throat, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers, pain post mouth, throat surgery or periodontal procedures, redness, swelling and inflammatory conditions, radiation mucositis.
DIFFLAM PLUS ANAESTHETIC BERRY 16 LOZENGES
DIFFLAM PLUS ANAESTHETIC BERRY 16 LOZENGES
SKU 2477084
$15.99
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial
  • Provides fast and effective relief from pain associated with sore throat, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, and mouth ulcers
  • Sugar free
DIFFLAM SF HONEY LEMON PLUS ANAESTHETIC 16 LOZENGES
DIFFLAM SF HONEY LEMON PLUS ANAESTHETIC 16 LOZENGES
SKU 2477661
$15.10
A 3-in-1 lozenge with anaesthetic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial action to soothe and ease a sore throat. Gluten free, sugar free and suitable for diabetics.
DIFFLAM LOZENGES COUGH BLACKCURRANT SUGAR FREE 24s
DIFFLAM LOZENGES COUGH BLACKCURRANT SUGAR FREE 24s
SKU 433683
$18.99
Difflam Anti Inflammatory Anti Bacterial Lozenges with Cough Suppressant for relief of a sore throat and dry (unproductive) Cough. Comes in a delicious Blackcurrant flavour that is Sugar free, lactose free, gluten free.
STREPSILS LOZENGES LEMON HONEY 16s
STREPSILS LOZENGES LEMON HONEY 16s
SKU 2360330
$9.99
Strepsils Lozenges work to sooth and numb a sore throat. They come in delicious lemon and honey flavoured lozenges. Grab this 16 pack today.
DIFFLAM ANAESTHETIC SUGAR FREE BLACKCURRANT 16 LOZENGES
DIFFLAM ANAESTHETIC SUGAR FREE BLACKCURRANT 16 LOZENGES
SKU 2477653
$15.99
Sugar free lozenges with anaesthetic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties for fast soothing relief from the symptoms of sore throat, tonsillitis, pharyngitis and mouth ulcers.
DIFFLAM SPRAY 30ML
DIFFLAM SPRAY 30ML
SKU 542083
$23.99
Difflam Anti Inflammatory Throat Spray, painful throat and mouth conditions including sore throat, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers
BETADINE READY TO USE SORE THROAT GARGLE 120 ML
BETADINE READY TO USE SORE THROAT GARGLE 120 ML
SKU 349348
$16.99
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Helps kill most bacteria and viruses implicated in sore throats within 30 seconds. Ready to use, no fuss, anti-viral and anti-bacterial formula.
CODRAL THROAT LOZENGES ANTIBACTERIAL PLUS ANAESTHETIC LIME LEMON 16 LOZENGES
CODRAL THROAT LOZENGES ANTIBACTERIAL PLUS ANAESTHETIC LIME LEMON 16 LOZENGES
SKU 2492369
$9.99
Delicious, soothing lozenges with antibacterial and anaesthetic action to rapidly numb a sore throat while helping to kill bacteria. Suitable for adults and children above 6 years.
BETADINE CONCENTRATED SORE THROAT GARGLE 15ML
BETADINE CONCENTRATED SORE THROAT GARGLE 15ML
SKU 601187
$15.50
Helps kill most bacteria and viruses implicated in sore throats within 30 seconds. Concentrated anti-viral and anti-bacterial formula.
CLINICIANS PROSPAN 20 LOZENGES
CLINICIANS PROSPAN 20 LOZENGES
SKU 2431688
$14.99
Clinicians Prospan Lozenges helps soothe a sore throat as well as clear airways. A special formulation made from dried ivy leaf, with known properties to thin mucus and assist in moistening dry, irritated airway membranes.
STREPSILS PLUS THROAT SPRAY 20ML
STREPSILS PLUS THROAT SPRAY 20ML
SKU 344931
$18.99
  • Specially formulated to give effective and rapid relief from severe sore throat.
  • Formulated with local anaesthetic to numb the throat
  • Combines broad spectrum antibacterial properties and antiseptic ingredients
DIFFLAM MOUTH GEL 10G
DIFFLAM MOUTH GEL 10G
SKU 216151
$18.99
Specially formulated mint flavoured antibacterial mouth gel that offers fast relief from painful mouth conditions. Sugar, lactose and gluten free.
STREPSILS PLUS ANAESTHESIA NUMBING THROAT LOZENGES 16S
STREPSILS PLUS ANAESTHESIA NUMBING THROAT LOZENGES 16S
SKU 2431513
$12.50
Strepsils Plus Anaesthesia Lozenge may provide you with fast and effective relief. It's formulated with a local anaesthetic to help numb the throat, plus two antibacterial agents to assist in eliminating the bacteria that are causing the sore throat.
COMVITA WINTER WELLNESS MANUKA HONEY WITH PROPOLIS 40 LOZENGES
COMVITA WINTER WELLNESS MANUKA HONEY WITH PROPOLIS 40 LOZENGES
SKU 2352370
$23.99
A lozenge made with natural goodness that combines the power of propolis with the soothing qualities of NZ manuka honey.
DIFFLAM LOZENGES LEMON HONEY SUGAR FREE 16
DIFFLAM LOZENGES LEMON HONEY SUGAR FREE 16
SKU 354287
$12.99
Difflam Throat Lozenges For fast relief of painful throat and mouth conditions including sore throats, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers, pain post mouth or throat surgery, pain post dental procedures. These lozenges are Sugar free, lactose free, gluten free
STREPSILS STRAWBERRY 36 SUGAR FREE LOZENGES
STREPSILS STRAWBERRY 36 SUGAR FREE LOZENGES
SKU 2473747
$18.99
  • Contains effective combination of two antibacterial agents
  • Fast, soothing and effective relief
  • Sugar free - suitable for diabetics
DIFFLAM C LIQUID 200ML
DIFFLAM C LIQUID 200ML
SKU 312843
$22.99
Difflam C Anti inflammatory Antiseptic Solution for fast relief of painful throat and mouth conditions including: sore throat, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers, pain post mouth or throat surgery, pain post dental procedures.
DIFFLAM LOZENGES ORANGE SUGAR FREE 16
DIFFLAM LOZENGES ORANGE SUGAR FREE 16
SKU 361593
$12.99
Difflam Throat Lozenges For fast relief of painful throat and mouth conditions including sore throats, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers, pain post mouth or throat surgery, pain post dental procedures. These lozenges are Sugar free, lactose free, gluten free.
DIFFLAM LOZENGES RASPBERRY SUGAR FREE 16
DIFFLAM LOZENGES RASPBERRY SUGAR FREE 16
SKU 350095
$12.99
Difflam Throat Lozenges For fast relief of painful throat and mouth conditions including sore throats, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers, pain post mouth or throat surgery, pain post dental procedures.
STREPSILS SUGAR FREE LEMON 36 LOZENGES
STREPSILS SUGAR FREE LEMON 36 LOZENGES
SKU 2473739
$18.99
  • Contains effective combination of two antibacterial agents
  • Fast, soothing and effective relief
  • Sugar free - suitable for diabetics
STREPSILS LEMON AND HONEY 36
STREPSILS LEMON AND HONEY 36
SKU 2291835
$16.50
Best selling Strepsils flavour - a refreshing and tasty treat for a scratchy throat.
STREPSILS LOZENGES ORANGE 16s
STREPSILS LOZENGES ORANGE 16s
SKU 2360349
$10.99
Fast, soothing and effective relief from sore throats. Each lozenge contains an effective combination of two antibacterial ingredients to help get a sore throat back into shape.
STREPSILS LOZENGES THROAT NOSE 36s
STREPSILS LOZENGES THROAT NOSE 36s
SKU 2347695
$18.99
Take Strepsils Sore Throat and Blocked Nose Lozenge for double-action relief. It may help to provide relief for sore throats and nasal congestion. It combines two antiseptic ingredients that may help to fight bacterial infections of the throat plus it has a menthol vapour action that may help to relieve a clogged nose.
CODRAL SORE THROAT LOZENGE ANTIBACTERIAL HONEY LEMON 16 LOZENGES
CODRAL SORE THROAT LOZENGE ANTIBACTERIAL HONEY LEMON 16 LOZENGES
SKU 2492342
$8.50
Delicious, soothing lozenges with double antibacterial action and effects that last up to 3 hours. Suitable for adults and children above 6 years.
STREPSILS ORANGE LOZENGES 36s
STREPSILS ORANGE LOZENGES 36s
SKU 2319667
$16.99
Great tasting orange lozenges perfect for mild to moderate sore throat.
CODRAL THROAT ANTIBACT LIME LEM 36 LOZ
CODRAL THROAT ANTIBACT LIME LEM 36 LOZ
SKU 2515830
$14.21
Codral Throat Antibact Lime Lem 36 Loz
STREPFEN INTENSE HONEY LEMON 16 LOZENGES
STREPFEN INTENSE HONEY LEMON 16 LOZENGES
SKU 2245477
$13.99
A hardworking lozenge that contains an anti-inflammatory and analgesic ingredient for effective relief without numbing.
COMVITA CHILD MANUKA HONEY ELIXIR LEMON 200ML
COMVITA CHILD MANUKA HONEY ELIXIR LEMON 200ML
SKU 2146533
$29.99
A specially formulated elixir for children ages 2 and up containing natural ingredients to help temporarily relieve symptoms of throat irritations.
CODRAL THROAT LOZENGES ANTIBACTERIAL HONEY LEMON 36 LOZENGES
CODRAL THROAT LOZENGES ANTIBACTERIAL HONEY LEMON 36 LOZENGES
SKU 2492350
$13.50
Delicious, soothing lozenges with double antibacterial action and effects that last up to 3 hours. Suitable for adults and children above 6 years.
CODRAL THROAT LOZENGES ANTIBACTERIAL MENTHOL FLAVOUR 16s
CODRAL THROAT LOZENGES ANTIBACTERIAL MENTHOL FLAVOUR 16s
SKU 2492377
$8.50
Soothing, fast acting lozenges with double antibacterial action and effects that lasts up to 3 hours. Suitable for adults and children over 6 years.
BLIS K12 THROAT GUARD DAILY SUPPORT VANILLA LOZENGES 16
BLIS K12 THROAT GUARD DAILY SUPPORT VANILLA LOZENGES 16
SKU 2432625
$13.99
A soothing daily lozenge that releases an advanced oral probiotic to boost the beneficial microbes in the mouth and throat, and support immunity against winter ills and chills.
BLIS DAILY DEFENCE VANILLA 30
BLIS DAILY DEFENCE VANILLA 30
SKU 2523515
$21.50
KLEAR SORE THROAT SPRAY 50ML
KLEAR SORE THROAT SPRAY 50ML
SKU 2520435
$32.50
Non-medicated spray for irrigation of the mouth and throat to help relieve symptoms associated with sore throat.
KIWIHERB HERBAL THROAT SPRAY 30ML ORAL LIQUID
KIWIHERB HERBAL THROAT SPRAY 30ML ORAL LIQUID
SKU 2247933
$22.99
An all natural herbal throat spray made with carefully grown and selected NZ herbs formulated to aid in throat and mouth care.

What are the common symptoms of a sore throat?

At the start, a sore throat can be characterised by pain, dryness, itching or a scratchy feeling in the throat.   Once it gets to the moderate stage, a person can start experiencing pain while talking or swallowing and hoarseness of voice. Severe cases of sore throat may be accompanied with sore and swollen glands in the neck or jaw, and swollen or inflamed tonsils with the presence of white patches or pus.

Common sore throat causes

Viral infection

A sore throat is usually the start of a common cold or flu. These are the very common types of viral infection.
Laryngitis or the infection of the voice box can also cause a sore throat. When the larynx is inflamed this causes a raspy or hoarse voice and sometimes lowering of pitch.

Mononucleosis, or simply "mono", is a typical viral infection that affects teens and young adults. It can cause a bad sore throat with swollen neck glands and fever. Some who are affected can feel tired and weak for weeks or months after the infection.

Bacterial infection

Strep throat is a common bacterial infection that leads to sore throat that can be accompanied with fever. It is an infection in the throat and tonsils caused by strep bacteria.

Tonsillitis is another common cause of sore throat. The tonsils are balls of tissue situated at either side of the throat above and behind the tongue. They are an important part of the immune system, and tonsillitis is when they become infected and inflamed.

Environmental factors

Sore throat can also be caused by low humidity, smoking, air pollution, yelling and even post nasal drip. It happens when the mucus from the nasal passages and sinuses drain into the throat.

Other causes

  • Breathing through the mouth due to allergies or stuffy nose.
  • Stomach acid that backs up into the throat.
  • An injury on the back of the throat.
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome that is characterised by inexplicable exhaustion, sleep problems, thinking problems and pain throughout the body.

Who is at risk of developing a sore throat?

Most people will experience an episode of sore throat more than once in their lifetime but there are certain individuals who may be more prone to this condition and these are: children, those who smoke, people with allergies and those with a compromised immune system.

Sore throat remedies

  • At the first sign of sore throat it is best to reach for available sore throat home remedies such as:
  • Gargle with a warm water and salt solution. A simple recipe is 1 teaspoon of salt dissolved in a cup of warm water. Do this every hour to keep the throat hydrated and moist.
  • Drink a lot of fluids. To help soothe the irritation, taking hot soup or tea are most advisable.
  • Use a vaporiser or humidifier in the room. If you do not have a humidifier, you can use a shallow pan of water to provide moisture in the air.
  • Avoid smoking or inhaling irritants.

You can also take non-prescription medications:

  • Medicated lozenges and medicated throat sprays that have a local anesthetic are the best to help numb the throat to soothe the pain.
  • Take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs like acetaminophen, ibuprofen or aspirin.

Preventive measures

Since a sore throat is mainly caused by infection, the best way to prevent it is by taking necessary steps to avoid infection. One very simple yet effective way of avoiding infection is by frequently washing your hands throughout the day. This ensures that no germs and bacteria will breed on your hands.

Other effective steps are:

  • Do not share drinking glasses and utensils with others.
  • Always use hand sanitizers whenever soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching commonly touched surfaces.
  • Minimise exposure to allergens.
  • Avoid smoking or getting exposed to secondary smoke.
  • Keep a humidifier in your room or inside the house to eliminate dryness.
Page updated 06/04/18 12:47:36 p.m.
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