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How do sore throat lozenges work?

How do sore throat lozenges work?

Usually have...: Usually have a mucoid soothing agent like glycerine and/or menthol or eucalyptus which is also soothing and "opening" and/or some type of mild topical anesthetic such as benzocaine. They do not kill disease causing bacteria such as strep. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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What happens if you take sore throat lozenges?

What happens if you take sore throat lozenges?

Depending on the : Contents it can help to numb the throat. Here are some more options. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat a lot of sore throat lozenges?

Is it okay to eat a lot of sore throat lozenges?

That depends..: ..On what 's in the lozenges. Some medicated lozenges state, quite clearly, that they should be taken no more than every four hours or six times a day. If you take them more, you're risking side effects. Some lozenges are little more than soothing candy. If you take these more, you're risking obesity and tooth decay. With any medicine, read the package and do not exceed the recommended dose. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's okay to eat a lot of sore throat lozenges?

Wondering if it's okay to eat a lot of sore throat lozenges?

Don't know what the: Ingredients are in that particular product. If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a lemons helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible to od (overdose) on sore throat lozenges / cepacols ?

Is it possible to od (overdose) on sore throat lozenges / cepacols ?

Tough: Would be tough to do if you are adult with normal body weight and normally healthy think you would get tired sucking on 'em 1st. ...Read more

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Will lozenges be a good remedy for my sore throat?

May help: I recommend that to a number of my patients, also chloraseptic spray. ...Read more

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Are lozenges good natural home remedies for sore throat?

Are lozenges good natural home remedies for sore throat?

Pretty much so: Especially the ones that are honey lemon flavored. And drink plenty of warm liquids topped with honey or ginger. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Throat Lozenges (Definition)

Temporarily relieves sore throat or mouth pain, minor mouth irritation, or pain caused by canker sores. This medicine ...Read more