Sore Throat / Throat Infection

Sore Throat / Throat Infection

Throat infections can be painful and can interfere with your day-to-day activities, as well as potentially making it harder to get a good night’s sleep. If you’re fighting off a throat infection, our anaesthetic throat sprays can help to ease the pain. Containing local anaesthetic that gets to work in seconds, Ultra Chloraseptic is a pain reliever for both adults and children aged six and above. It can be used for up to three days.

Infections that can cause a sore throat

There are many possible causes of sore throats – including bacterial and viral infections. Some of these infections can last longer and have more severe symptoms than others.

Colds and flu

Colds and flu are viral infections that can be associated with a sore throat. Other symptoms of a cold can include a runny or blocked nose, headache, coughs, sneezing, a high temperature, muscle aches and a loss of smell and taste. The flu can be more severe than a cold, with possible symptoms including a sudden fever of 38°C or above, aches, exhaustion, difficulty sleeping, tummy pain or diarrhoea and nausea or vomiting. Colds and flu are generally self-limiting conditions, meaning they usually clear up by themselves. To speed up your recovery, it is advisable to get plenty of rest and sleep, stay warm and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

Strep throat

Strep throat is a throat infection caused by streptococcal bacteria. Its symptoms can include a sore, red throat, as well as a headache, fever and swollen lymph nodes under the jaw and in the neck. Streptococcal infections are usually treated with a course of antibiotics.

Glandular fever

A type of viral infection, glandular fever mostly affects young adults. It can cause a very sore throat, swollen glands in the neck, a high temperature and fatigue. There is no cure for this infection; it gets better by itself. Most of the symptoms should pass within around three weeks, but in some cases, the fatigue can last for a number of months. To aid your recovery, it’s recommended to get lots of rest and sleep and to drink plenty of fluids. If you suspect you have glandular fever, you should contact your GP.

When to Seek Expert Medical Help

Depending on the cause of your throat infection and severity of your symptoms, it may be advisable to speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice. While some infections will get better on their own, others need treatment. If you are unsure about your diagnosis, please speak to a pharmacist or to your doctor. It is also recommended to get medical advice if your symptoms are severe or persistent, or if you frequently suffer from sore throats or throat infections. In addition, you should speak to your doctor if you have a weakened immune system, for example because you are on a medication that suppresses your immune response, you are having chemotherapy or you have HIV.

How Ultra Chloraseptic Can Help

Ultra Chloraseptic throat sprays are not designed to treat throat infections, but they can provide rapid relief from the pain of a sore throat in a matter of seconds, directly targeting the area of discomfort. While you are waiting for the infection to clear, you can apply our anaesthetic sprays to relieve the pain of a sore, scratchy throat. You can use our sprays for up to a maximum of three days. Simply apply it to the back of the throat, directly onto the site of the pain. Ultra Chloraseptic contains benzocaine, a fast-acting local anaesthetic. This causes a numbing sensation in just the right spot, which eases and soothes your sore throat. If you have a busy day planned or are looking after an upset child with a throat infection, it’s a huge relief to know you have something you can use to soothe the irritation and pain quickly.