If you are currently wondering how to get rid of a sore throat, you may not be familiar with chloraseptic throat spray. There are few over-the-counter remedy, such as Sinus Buster, that provide relief for me, but this throat spray is a secret I’ve used for years. If you’ve used a throat spray, the obvious immediate benefit is that it numbs the pain of sore throats, gums, canker sores and other oral aches and pains. But, does using a chloraseptic throat spray actually answer the question of how to get rid of a sore throat entirely? Yes and no. There is another reason I have been using chloraseptic for years: It helps me get well quicker.
Chloraseptic Numbs the Pain …
but is this How to Get Rid of a Sore Throat?
A few weeks ago, I felt one of those sore throats coming, and the impending feeling of dread that normally accompanies aches, chills and mild fever in the middle of summer. From past experience, I know that these kinds of symptoms rarely run the normal course of a cold virus. Unlike colds, I can usually do something about it. I immediately started using the spray; twice an hour for the rest of the day. Not only does it numb the pain but it seems to help me recover from the illness much quicker. Chloraseptic may not be the way to get rid of a sore throat; both short term and long term. The key to getting rid of the sore throat, is to use the product regularly. I use one or two sprays directly on the infected area at least twice an hour and continue doing so until the pain is completely gone. It not only works on the sore throat, but seems to help the source of the illness heal much quicker.
How Does Chloraseptic Work?
The active ingredient in chloraseptic throat spray is Phenol. Obviously, Phenol is what helps numb the pain but what else does it do? I decided to look it up. The chemical term for Phenol is Carbolic Acid and it has many uses, including its antiseptic and analgesic properties which are used for bacteria and pain. It makes sense that a sore throat is probably accompanied by some bacteria. Why not use an antiseptic on your throat? It is strange that the Phenol used in throat sprays is not touted more for it’s antibacterial or antiseptic properties. Keep in mind, that Phenol is a chemical so use at your own discretion. At the very least, check with your doctor before using Phenol or Chloraseptic for treating children. I do not know whether or not the phenol works by actually killing the bacteria or simply keeps the infected area clean so the bacteria does not multiply as rapidly. Either way, the phenol in chloraseptic can make the question on how to get rid of a sore throat a whole lot easier to swallow.