What to Know Before Consuming Throat Lozenges


Most of the time, when one is having some problems with their throat such as sore throat they often resort to throat lozenges for a relief. If you are one of those people who are skeptical of its effectiveness then reading this article is highly recommended. Throat lozenges come in different kinds and brands hence it’s quite understandable if you experience some difficulties in choosing which one is suitable for you. Here are the useful pieces of information that you must know about throat lozenges before you pop one into your mouth.

As you intake throat lozenges, how does it really work? Since lozenges for dry mouth are considered as an over-the-counter medication, you can just buy them without any hassle and delays. In consuming these lozenges, the lining of your throat are lubricated more so it prevents any irritation in such linings. As you take in these lozenges in your mouth those ingredients slowly dissolve in your mouth. The lozenges also prompt the salivary glands to generate saliva. The saliva along with the ingredients covers the entire throat lining to minimize itchiness and dryness. But of course the effects of lozenges vary depending on the ingredients found in them.

Lozenges with natural contents: There are a few brands that sell throat lozenges with natural contents like lemon, ginger, honey, peppermint oil, pudina, eucalyptus oil, and menthol. If you want this type of lozenges then you can just purchase them at any pharmaceutical stores nearby. There are certain guidelines indicated in the at the back of its packaging so be sure to read prior taking in the lozenges. Most of the lozenges for sore throat that has natural ingredients in it must be taken for every 3 hours.

Lozenges with menthol ingredients – this is ideal for people who are having clogged nose and colds. The main reason why it’s ideal to use is the fact that this acts as nasal and chest decongestant. It also activates the cold-sensitive receptors in one’s throat which is why one feels this cooling sensation once they consume it. Lozenges with menthol flavor are already available in the market these days thus you can simply purchase it and ask the said flavor.

Eucalyptus oil – another type of ingredient used in providing relief to colds and cough is the Eucalyptus oil, this is obtained from the leaves of Eucalyptus plant. If you are experiencing cold symptoms, this is also best to use. For more facts and information about throat lozenges, visit https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/26/sore-throat-treatment_n_2022274.html.

Ginger, honey and lemon –  the best type of lozenges for sore throat are those that has those ingredients, this can sooth and minimize the inflammation of throat brought by persistent coughing. Since those three ingredients mentioned earlier are sold in different types of lozenges, you can just choose which among those three you prefer after all it has the same soothing effect.


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