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Sore Throat

Ears, Nose & Throat
January 26, 2019

Sore throat? Here’s what to do

A sore throat is any painful, scratchy or dry feeling in the throat. Sore throats have many different causes. Some are brought on by viral or bacterial infections; others are caused allergies, dry air or environmental irritants. Common signs and symptoms of a sore throat: Burning Dryness Trouble swallowing. Tenderness A raw feeling. Irritation Scratchiness Why is your throat sore? Colds, the flu and other viral infections Viruses are responsible for approximately 90% of sore throats. Common viral infections that could lead to a sore throat include: The common cold. The flu. Chickenpox (an infection that leaves you with a…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
September 18, 2018

Dry mouth? Here’s what you can do about it

Saliva plays an important role in your health. It has the ability to lubricate which helps to protect the oral tissues in your mouth against sores, ulcers and other movements that come with eating and speaking. It also helps neutralise acids and defend your mouth against conditions like tooth decay and bacteria. Think of saliva as your tasting and digestion friend. When saliva isn’t produced enough and properly, these functions become impaired and dry mouth happens. Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is a condition where the salivary glands don’t make enough saliva to keep your mouth wet. Dry mouth…
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Ears, Nose & Throat
January 5, 2018

How to take care of inflamed tonsils

Has someone told you that you are snoring? Do you stop breathing repeatedly while sleeping? Are you struggling with a sore throat often? Sleep apnoea is real. It means that your brain and the rest of your body may not be getting enough oxygen. If you experience recurring tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils, it may be time to consider getting your tonsils removed. Swollen tonsils can cause apnoea by directly blocking the airway while you’re lying down. According to research, the lack of oxygen to the brain and heart can result in heart disease, feelings of aggression, and sleepiness during…
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Ears, Nose & Throat
May 4, 2016

5 sore throat relief hacks

Ugh! That scratchy feeling - like swallowing barbed wire - is often the first sign of a cold or flu infection. While only rest, time and plenty of fluids can get rid of a cold virus, here are 5 things you can do to soothe that awful sore throat: (more…)
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