Sore throat

What is Sore throat

A sore throat can be uncomfortable and painful, but they’re very common and are usually nothing to worry about. Sore throats normally get better within a week, but if yours is lingering and you’re still feeling unwell, we can help.

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What are the symptoms of a sore throat?

Common symptoms include:

  • Redness in the back of your mouth
  • Pain when swallowing
  • A ‘scratchy’ feeling in your throat
  • Bad breath
  • A slight cough
  • Swollen / red spots on your tonsils
  • Swollen neck glands

How do I treat a sore throat?

Treatment at home

  • Rest
  • Drink lots of fluids
  • Gargling with salty, warm water (adults only)
  • Eat soft, cooling foods like ice cream / ice lollies
  • No smoking
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How our pharmacists can help

  • Our pharmacists can advise on pain relief and what to take
  • Suggest medicated lozenges or anaesthetic sprays
  • Advise if they believe your sore throat could be a bacterial infection and prescribe antibiotics.

If you’re worried about your sore throat, book a free secure video consultation with one of our friendly pharmacists. We can work around your schedule. And we can issue and deliver any prescriptions, including antibiotics, straight to your door within 24 hours (nationwide), or same day (London).

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