Pros: Convenience; Numb the throat and control the pain
Cons: Taste; Sometimes numbs your tongue more than your throat
Sore throat pain can get really bad. Minor sore throat pain is one thing, but a really raw, irritated throat can sometimes get so bad, it interferes with eating and other normal functions. This is why sore throat medication is an absolute must for me and one product I have used with a good deal of success is Chloraseptic Sore Throat Relief Strips.
Sore Throat Medicine Facts and Figures:
Chloraseptic Sore Throat Relief Strips are small, thin strips containing sore throat medication. They are similar to breath strips in appearance and in use. All you do is place one of the small strips in your mouth, let it dissolve, and then swallow. The sore throat medication is sent to the throat where it numbs the walls of the esophagus and gets the pain under control.
Chloraseptic Sore Throat Relief Strips are sold in cherry or grape flavor. They are packaged in two sets with 20 strips in each. They can be taken every two hours, or as often as sore throat pain continues to present a problem.
Chloraseptic Sore Throat Relief Strips are made with the active ingredient Benzocaine 3 mg (Oral anesthetic/Analgesic) and Menthol 3 mg (Oral anesthetic/Analgesic). Inactive ingredients include acesulfame potassium, carboxymethylcellulose, flavors, glycerin, lecithin, magnesium silicate, modified pectin, Red 40, sucralose, and water.
Chloraseptic Sore Throat Relief Strips are a convenient means to sore throat pain relief and a product I have used multiple times when sore throat pain is a problem and I need to fight back in the most convenient possible way. I used to keep a pack of these in my desk drawer at work where I would reach for them periodically whenever sore throat pain flared up and would not go away.
Chloraseptic Sore Throat Relief Strips do provide relief, and you can feel a difference within seconds after swallowing. As I said above, they are just like the breath mint strips that many like to carry around with them. With a pack of strips, you don’t need to worry about the inconvenience of hauling around a bottle of sore throat spray. You can easily take these wherever you go and use them as needed.
Chloraseptic Sore Throat Relief Strips provide quick relief- not quite as fast as using sore throat spray but very close. You just place them in the mouth, let them dissolve, and then swallow. The numbing medicines then coat the throat and stop the pain. It isn’t as good as the relief from using sore throat spray, but it is still pretty good and I like it better than most sore throat lozenges.
Chloraseptic Sore Throat Relief Strips do not taste very good. I have used only the cherry variety and the flavor is more medicinal than fruity- similar to the same problem I have with most cough syrups. Another issue I have with these is the tendency to numb the back of the tongue along with the throat, but there is a partial remedy to this problem: Place the strip as far back into the mouth as you can. The further back you can place it, without gagging yourself, the better your chances that the medicine will reach its intended target.
Chloraseptic Sore Throat Relief Strips are not very easy to find. Most stores carry Chloraseptic throat spray and lozenges, but few carry these strips. Consumers may have to resort to the internet to find them and there is even a chance that Chloraseptic has discontinued them temporarily because I haven’t seen them in a while. It would be a shame if they have and I hope they bring them back, because the relief is fairly good and they offer a level of convenience not found in sore throat sprays.
Overall, I find Chloraseptic Sore Throat Relief Strips a good alternative to sore throat spray and a product that comes in very handy when your throat is raw. They work fairly well and while you may have to go through half a pack or more to tame your sore throat pain, these strips work well and offer a convenient alternative to sprays.