Almost half of us (49%) have taken time off work because of a throat infection and one in eight (12%) adults has missed five days or more. That is according to the new research just published by Ultra Chloraseptic. Similarly, three out of five children (58%) have been absent from school because of a sore throat and 12% have lost five or more days. On average, we suffer more than two sore throats a year although the vast majority are viral infections — which don’t respond to antibiotics. Almost half (46%) of those surveyed by Ultra Chloraseptic have been prescribed antibiotics for a sore throat, and almost a third (30%) have been advised to use antibiotic throat lozenges.
The new Ultra Chloraseptic research confirms that the most troublesome symptoms are difficulty with swallowing (78%) and pain (67%). Ultra Chloraseptic is an anaesthetic throat spray using the fast-acting ingredient, benzocaine, creating targeted pain relief within seconds, and helping to relieve discomfort when swallowing. Benzocaine works by blocking sodium and potassium from entering nerve cells and activating the pain pathway. As it is rapidly absorbed by mucosal membranes in the throat — the tissues which become painful and inflamed when we have a sore throat — benzocaine provides almost instant pain relief.
However, absorption beyond the mucosal membranes is poor, so hardly any benzocaine reaches the bloodstream so overdosing is not an issue. The product contains the active ingredient benzocaine which belongs to the group of medicines called local anaesthetics. It has a fast action and works by numbing the pain of a sore throat. The swivel head applicator helps deliver the local anaesthetic directly to the throat so it starts working on contact and doesn’t numb your whole mouth.Ultra Chloraseptic comes in a handy spray container that can be carried in the pocket or handbag. It is available in a variety of pleasant flavours.
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