Dad of Divas' Reviews: Save Your Throat This Summer

Friday, July 15, 2011

Save Your Throat This Summer

Summer is the time for sunshine, green grass, sports, swimming, camp and vacation travel in the glory of warm weather. However for millions, summer sore throat can ruin even the sunniest of days.
            The makers of Chloraseptic® sore throat relief products, in conjunction with TABS Group, an independent consumer analytics company, recently announced the findings of the 2011 Survey on Sore Throats. The study of nearly 1,000 people was commissioned to explore today’s wide-ranging causes of sore throat pain and the remedies people use to treat them. the survey revealed information their causes— which was largely non-medical and activity-based.

Despite the seasonal summer effects that cause sore throat pain, the survey revealed information about other causes—non-medical and activity-based causes of sore throat pain.  Whereas 72% of respondents listed allergies, cold and the flu as having caused sore throats, the prevalence of other summer activity-based sore throats was not far behind.
The survey suggests that sports fans, and screaming parents and camp counselors should be armed with sore throat remedies.  Twenty-eight percent of respondents suffered from sore throat pain due to cheering and screaming
The survey also found that 54% percent of respondents have sore throat pain caused by dry air. The summer season is a busy time for flights, sports trips and other outdoor and high-altitude activities.  Those activities, combined with air conditioning, heighten people’s exposure to dryness resulting in sore throats. 
 “The findings are a testament to the fact that during the warm months allergies, colds and the flu are not the only causes for sore throat pain; rather there are many other causes as well,” said Jean Boyko, PhD., Vice President Science & Technology for Prestige Brands, maker of Chloraseptic® products. “That is why it is important to always have OTC products like sore throat lozenges and sprays on hand.”

The 2011Chloraseptic® Survey on Sore Throats polled a representative sample of 903 respondents, 444 of whom were male, 459 of whom were female. Here are other key findings:

  • People under 30 are over 80% more likely to have sore throat pain caused by too much partying
  • Dry air was the most commonly-cited cause for sore throats outside of any cold or the flu, as listed by 65% of respondents
  • Dehydration was cited by 18% of respondents
  • 55% of respondents listed throat pain relief as the top reason for buying a particular sore throat remedy brand, followed by 38% saying they buy a particular brand because it works instantly

Perfect for easing the irritating sore throat symptoms are the Chloraseptic liquid-center lozenges and spray bottles.  Chloraseptic® Sore Throat Lozenges are the only medicated sore throat remedy that have a soothing dual-sensory solid shell with liquid medicine in the center. Because the menthol acts as a soothing agent, the lozenges also help ease nasal passages and fight coughs. The Lozenges come in flavors like Cherry, Citrus, Honey Lemon and Green Tea (made with real honey), so every member your family can enjoy their favorite flavor. The Chloraseptic Lozenge Line is available in 15 and 18 count packs with a suggested retail price of $3.99.

The Chloraseptic® Spray come in great flavors such as Cherry, Menthol and Soothing Citrus in 6.0 oz bottle.  The line also includes a grape-flavored Kids strength formula as well as a smaller Maximum Strength spray that comes in a 1.0 oz portable bottle all at a suggested retail price of $6.25. A pocket pump version of the #1 Chloraseptic® Cherry Spray is also available in a 0.67 oz package that is easy to carry anywhere for sore throat relief at a suggested retail price of $2.75.

For more information on Chloraseptic® Sore Throat Lozenges, Sprays and the full line of sore throat relief products, log

My Take on the ProductsThese products are great and taste great as well when it comes to kids. I can tell you, when my daughters have sore throats, they are in pain and the problem is that usually they hate the taste of the medicine that is out there. This summer my eldest did get one sore throat and I had just received this product and I was amazed as she took this without any arguments or struggle which tells me that this product is definitely a good one that I would recommend to other parents!

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