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Spray your throat properly – VnExpress


Having recovered from Covid, I still have a sore throat and dry cough despite taking cough medicine and rinsing my mouth fully. Please advise more throat spray to make me feel more comfortable? (Son, 39 years old, Hanoi)

Answer:

When suffering from Covid-19 or changing weather, many people are uncomfortable due to sore throat, tonsillitis, laryngitis, bronchi… but subjectively do not go to the doctor but arbitrarily buy spray medicines for convenience. ease of use, leading to abuse. Some others use throat sprays … not as prescribed, causing irritation in the oropharynx, long-term itching in the throat, dry mouth, difficulty eating, loss of sensation…

Currently, the market has many different types of throat sprays, usually antibiotic or anti-inflammatory used topically. Medicines that work on certain bacteria can also reduce bad breath. Throat spray also has the effect of local supportive treatment with antibacterial properties in upper respiratory tract infections such as rhinitis, sinusitis, runny nose, pharyngitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, after tonsillectomy, inflammation. larynx, tracheitis.

Usually, the doctor will rely on the clinical diagnosis to prescribe a throat spray for the patient with the right dose and time. Specifically:

Medicines containing antibiotics such as benzakonium, fulsagin, hexaspray, neomycin… used in cases of pharyngitis caused by bacteria such as pharyngitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis…

Drugs containing corticosteroids such as betamethasol, fluticasol (seretide, flixotide)… have preventive properties for bronchospasm. The drug contains active bronchodilators such as salbutamol, terbutalin, bambec, berodual…

Note, the dose, the number of times to take the drug in adults and children is different, usually treatment does not exceed 10 days.

Before taking the drug, the patient should inform the doctor about the overall health status, especially pregnant and lactating women for guidance.

In case the drug causes temporary local reactions such as irritation of the mouth and pharynx, it is necessary to see a treating doctor for advice on remedial measures.

Assoc. TS Pham Thi Bich Dao
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Hanoi Medical University

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