Soothe the swallow: relief of pharyngitis and 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.