Soothe the swallow: relief of pharyngitis and tonsillitis

  • Lynda Steyn Amayeza Information Services
Keywords: sore throat, pharyngitis, tonsillitis


Patients will most often visit a pharmacy as the first port of call to seek symptomatic relief of a sore throat. Pharyngitis, the medical term for a sore throat, is inflammation of the pharynx (the back of the throat). When the tonsils become inflamed, it is known as tonsillitis. In some cases, both the pharynx and the tonsils become inflamed, this is known as pharyngotonsillitis.

Author Biography

Lynda Steyn, Amayeza Information Services

BPharm Amayeza Information Services

Ear, nose and throat