The pathogens that cause acute pharyngitis are generally viruses, less often bacteria:
|Rhinoviruses||Beta-haemolytic group A streptococci = GAS|
|Coronaviruses||Beta-haemolytic group C and G streptococci|
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
- 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.
The following symptoms are typical of acute pharyngitis:
- Sore throat
- Swallowing difficulties
- Cough (possible)
- Runny nose (possible)
- 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.
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
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.
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.
|Viruses and/or bacteria settle on the mucous membrane||Burning, scratchy sensation and/or tingling in the throat||Swallowing
|Severe sore throat||Possible consequence:
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