Pharyngitis Pharyngitis is a painful inflammation of the pharyngeal mucosa. Pharyngitis (also known simply as "inflammation of the throat") is relatively common and usually occurs concurrently with an infection of the upper respiratory tract. Typical symptoms include sore throat and difficulties swallowing. Targeted treatment is important to prevent complications.
Tip: Dorithricin® can be used in any phase of sore throat.

Pharyngitis: causes

The pathogens that cause acute pharyngitis are generally viruses, less often bacteria:

Viruses Bacteria
Rhinoviruses Beta-haemolytic group A streptococci = GAS
Coronaviruses Beta-haemolytic group C and G streptococci
Epstein-Barr virus

Persistent irritation of the mucosa, rather than viruses or bacteria, is generally the cause of chronic pharyngitis. Such irritation can be favoured by various factors, for example by

  • Dust
  • Nicotine
  • Alcohol
  • Chemicals
  • Irritant gases

In addition, chronic pharyngitis may also be due to impaired nasal breathing (e.g. due to a deviated nasal septum): Those affected mainly breathe through the mouth.

Pharyngitis: symptoms

The following symptoms are typical of acute pharyngitis:

  • Sore throat
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Cough (possible)
  • Runny nose (possible)
  • Fever
  • Reddened mucous membrane

If a bacterial infection is suspected, your doctor can swab your throat and perform an appropriate quick test. 

The following symptoms may occur concurrently with chronic pharyngitis:

  • Dryness of the throat
  • Constant desire to clear one's throat or swallow
  • Feeling of obstruction in the throat
  • Irritative cough

Upon examination, the mucous membrane is usually dry and reddened.

Pharyngitis: Treatment

There are various treatments for pharyngitis.

In the case of acute pharyngitis, the primary concern is targeted and fast relief from sore throat and difficulties swallowing. Especially if bacterial pathogens settle on the viral infection. In cases of sore throat and difficulties swallowing, this makes it all the more important to rely on a medicine that also combats bacterial pathogens at an early stage. 

The unique active ingredient formula in Dorithricin® has been optimised to meet these diverse needs and is therefore perfectly suited for the treatment of acute pharyngitis.

Dorithricin® blocks pain, combats bacteria and viruses1 and slows the infection

Dorithricin® contains the natural anti-infective agent tyrothricin, which not only has antiviral properties but also specifically combats bacterial pathogens. Developing a resistance need not be feared. Tyrothricin additionally has local immunostimulatory properties. In addition, Dorithricin® contains two other active ingredients: A local antiseptic supports the effect of tyrothricin, while a local analgesic provides rapid relief for the sore throat and swallowing difficulties typical of pharyngitis.

Excellent: Thanks to the precise dosage ("as much as necessary and as little as possible"), the pain is quickly alleviated without causing unpleasant numbness.

Dorithricin® is extremely well tolerated and suitable for children as soon as they can suck on lozenges without any risk of choking.

Important: If you suspect you have chronic pharyngitis or if the sore throat persists for more than 3 days, consult your doctor.

Dorithricin®: Can be used in any phase of pharyngitis

Are you experiencing the first signs of pharyngitis? Then you should start using Dorithricin® right away. This is the best way to improve the chances of slowing down the infection before the sore throat gets any worse.

In principle, you can also start taking Dorithricin® at a later stage of the pharyngitis – that is, even if you are already experiencing severe sore throat and/or swallowing difficulties.

Possible stages of pharyngitis
Viruses and/or bacteria settle on the mucous membrane Burning, scratchy sensation and/or tingling in the throat Swallowing
Severe sore throat Possible consequence:
Bacterial superinfection

For example: Tonsillitis

Possible phases of pharyngitis and when to take Dorithricin®

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Complementary remedies for pharyngitis

Other measures that can be helpful to treat pharyngitis and which can support medicinal treatment include:

  • Fever-reducing medications (e.g. paracetamol), given you have a fever
  • Humidification of the pharyngeal mucosa (e.g. with inhalation treatments)
  • Drinking plenty of fluids (especially warm tea)
  • Abstain from smoking
  • Gargle with sage tea
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1 Schmidbauer, M., 2015: Dorithricin® is an efficacious antiviral drug (in vitro) [German: Dorithricin® wirkt antiviral (in vitro)]. Pharm. Ztg., 160th Annual Edition, 38th Issue: p. 48-52
2 As long as children are old enough to suck on lozenges without risk of choking.
Dorithricin® Classic Throat Lozenges / Dorithricin® Huckleberry Throat Lozenges.
For symptomatic treatment of infections of the mouth and throat that cause sore throat and discomfort when swallowing. For risks and side effects, read the package leaflet and consult your doctor or chemist. Version dated: 10/2013. MEDICE Arzneimittel Pütter GmbH & Co. KG, Kuhloweg 37, 58638 Iserlohn, Germany.
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