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Managing Sore Throats Caused by Allergies

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As seasons change, people with allergies often face new challenges, and a common issue is a sore throat. At LloydsPharmacy, we know how a sore throat can affect you, we're here to share tips and solutions to help you feel better and regain your comfort.

Understanding Sore Throats from Allergies:

Seasonal allergies can cause throat inflammation as the immune system reacts to allergens like pollen, pet dander, mould spores, or dust mites. This inflammation often results in a scratchy, irritated, or sore throat – a common discomfort that can disrupt daily life.

Identifying Symptoms of Sore Throats from Allergies:

Recognising the signs of a sore throat caused by allergic reaction is essential for effective management. Common allergy symptoms include:

  • Throat Pain: Aching or burning sensations in the throat.
  • Scratchiness: A rough or irritated feeling when swallowing.
  • Dryness: Lack of moisture in the throat may contribute to discomfort.
  • Itching: Persistent itching or tickling in the throat.

Managing Sore Throats from Allergies:

To soothe allergy sore throats, you can use products available at your local pharmacy or try some home remedies. Additionally, it's recommended to avoid foods that might irritate your throat. The most common solutions are:

  1. Over-the-Counter Medicines:
    • Antihistamines can help control the body's allergic response, reducing inflammation in the throat.
    • Painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.
  2. Throat Lozenges and Sprays:
    • Soothing lozenges or throat sprays can provide temporary relief from throat pain and irritation.
  3. Hydration:
    • Drink plenty of water to keep the throat moist and help soothe irritation.
  4. Warm Tea with Honey:
    • Warm beverages like tea with honey can help alleviate throat discomfort.
  5. Humidifiers:
    • Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air, preventing the throat from drying out.
  6. Saltwater Gargle:
    • Gargle with warm, salty water can help soothe a sore throat - do not give children salt water to gargle
      1. Dissolve half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water
      2. Gargle with the solution, then spit it out - Do not swallow
      3. Repeat as often as you like
  7. Rest and Relaxation:
    • Ensure adequate rest to support the body's immune response and recovery.


Expert Advice at LloydsPharmacy:

Visit your local LloydsPharmacy for personalised advice and a comprehensive range of products designed to relieve sore throats. Our experienced pharmacists can assist you in choosing the right medications and remedies tailored to your specific needs.

Don't let allergy season disrupt your daily life. With the right strategies and products, you can effectively manage and alleviate discomfort. At LloydsPharmacy, we are committed to supporting your well-being and providing you with the tools to soothe and relieve sore throats. Visit us today for expert guidance on conquering allergy-related throat issues and experiencing comfort.