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Sore Throat

Understanding sore throat
  • Learning Objectives
  • Understand patient symptoms and primary concerns
  • Identify common causes of sore throat
  • Understand antibiotics and why they are ineffective for viral infections
  • Recognise sore throat symptoms
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Managing sore throat
  • Learning Objectives
  • Knowledge of the UK guidelines for first-line throat pain relief
  • The role of active ingredients for OTC analgesics and pain relievers
  • The importance of formulation and patient preferences
  • Identification of red-flag symptoms requiring GP referral
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Helping patients with sore throat
  • Learning Objectives
  • Providing reassurance for the duration and course of sore throat, including addressing primary concerns
  • How to manage symptomatic relief optimally
  • What symptoms require further help
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