oa South African Family Practice - Colds, flu and coughing : over-the-counter products for pharyngitis and tonsillitis : review article

Volume 55, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Pharyngotonsillitis is an inflammatory condition of the pharyngeal wall. Respiratory viruses are the major causes of pharyngitis, while bacteria account for 5-30% of cases. Once treatment of the underlying aetiology is considered and addressed, management of pharyngotonsillitis focuses on providing symptomatic relief. A variety of systemic and topical therapies are available. This brief review discusses over-the-counter medicines that may be considered for both adults and children.

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