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The majority of time treatment is symptomatic. Specific treatments are effective for bacterial, fungal, and herpes simplex infections
• Analgesics such as NSAIDs and acetaminophen
can help reduce the pain associated with a sore throat. (Note: Don't use salicylates, like aspirin, for influenza: Increased risk ofReye's syndrome)
• Steroids (such as dexamethasone
) have been found to be useful for severe pharyngitis
• Viscous lidocaine relieves pain by numbing the mucus membranes
• Antibiotics are useful if a bacterial infection is the cause of the sore throat. For viral infections, antibiotics have no effect.
• Oral analgesic solutions, the active ingredient usually being Phenol, but also less commonly Benzocaine, Cetylpyridinium chloride and/or Menthol. Chloraseptic
and Cēpacolare two examples of brands of these kinds of analgesics.