An overview of throat lozenges and sprays in the management of pharyngitis at primary care level
Keywords: medicinal lozenge, pharyngitis, throat sprays
AbstractPharyngitis, or sore throat, is most commonly a symptom of pharyngeal inflammation and is a common complaint among children, adolescents and adults. Medicinal lozenges and throat sprays form an essential part of the management of pharyngitis or sore throat at primary care level. The pharmacist should ensure that patients understand how to correctly use the throat spray applicator, and not exceed the recommended dosages of these products. This article provides a brief overview of these products and their use in the management of pharyngitis.
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