Colds, flu and coughing: Over-the-counter products for pharyngitis and tonsillitis

  • J Van Schoor

Abstract

Pharyngotonsillitis is an inflammatory condition of the pharyngeal wall. Respiratory viruses are the major causes of pharyngitis, while bacteria account for 5-30% of cases. Once treatment of the underlying aetiology is considered and addressed, management of pharyngotonsillitis focuses on providing symptomatic relief. A variety of systemic and topical therapies are available. This brief review discusses over-the-counter medicines that may be  considered for both adults and children.
Published
2013-09-10
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2078-6204
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