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GeloRevoice®: Better voice
Do you have a dry throat or is your voice suddenly gone? GeloRevoice® throat tablets provide noticeable and long-lasting relief from voice problems caused bycaused, for example, by loud speaking or a cold. Throat complaints are manifested in different ways: on the one hand by scratchy throat, coughing and clearing the throat, and on the other hand by hoarseness or even loss of voice. Already when sucking GeloRevoice® you feel the formation of the original Hydro-Depot. It acts as a moisturizing protective film on the affected mucous membrane in the throat and pharynx and thus provides lasting relief from the symptoms. With GeloRevoice® helps frequent speakers and singers stay in good voice.
Did you know that GeloRevoice® is available in different flavors?
No matter which flavor you choose, the GeloRevoice® principle of action applies to all of them. Almost invisible – but enormously important for your health: a wafer-thin film of secretion coats the mucous membrane of the mouth and throat. It lies like a mucous membrane of the mouth and throat and, together with saliva and, together with saliva, prevents pathogens from attacking the mucous membrane and causing infections. In addition, an intact secretion film ensures a healthy sound of the voice. Download package insert This secretion film is very sensitive. The following factors lead to drying of the mucous membrane:
- speaking or singing for hours on end
- impeded nasal breathing (e.g. due to a cold)
- dry room air caused by heaters or air conditioners
- cigarette smoke
These stresses can cause the secretion film to dry up quickly. This means that the mucous membrane of the mouth and throat dries out and typical throat complaints occur:
- Forced clearing of the throat
- Throat scratching
- Cough irritation
GeloRevoice® works particularly quickly – and particularly long-lasting.
When you suck a tablet of GeloRevoice® tablet, the so-called “gelling agents” xanthan gum, carbomer and hyaluronic acid combine with saliva to create a hydro-deposit that covers the dry mucous membrane. This hydro-depot adheres very well and for a long time to the mucous membranes in the throat and pharynx area. This accelerates regeneration, and complaints such as hoarseness, coughing and sore throat quickly subside. A particular advantage is the water-binding property of hyaluronic acid. It also occurs as a natural component in connective tissue and cartilage and serves as a perfect water reservoir. Hyaluronic acid can thus provide the mouth and throat with beneficial moisture. The saliva flow is stimulated by the effervescent effect of the throat tablets. This is important so that the special active principle, the Revoice Hydro-Depot®can be distributed in the mouth and throat. More about the effect
For whom is GeloRevoice®?
For professionals. For amateurs. For all who need their voice.
Teachers, singers, salespeople, actors or call center agents – for many people, the voice is the most important working tool. But especially frequent speakers or singers demand maximum performance from it every day. Throat scratching, coughing and hoarseness are therefore particularly common in these occupational groups. But also amateur actors or singers would like to make their voice fit for their performances. 2
Long-term therapy: If you depend on your voice every day.
You are a teacher and want to inspire your students with lively lessons every day? You host a radio show? You have a fixed engagement as a singer? GeloRevoice® helps with typical throat complaints such as scratchy throat, coughing or hoarseness. 3
Acute therapy: For all with occasional complaints.
You were at a rock concert and sang along too loudly? You were cheering for your favorite team in the stadium in freezing temperatures? You’re looking forward to the annual concert with your friends from the shanty choir – and suddenly you feel a scratchy throat? If your voice fails you, GeloRevoice will help you with its unique® with its unique, soothing Hydro-Depot provides rapid relief.
Study result: GeloRevoice® relieved 80% of frequent speakers from coughing and hoarseness
A retrospective data analysis from the ENT department of the German Armed Forces Hospital in Hamburg confirms*: GeloRevoice® throat tablets with hyaluronic acid form a high-quality hydro-deposit that moisturizes the oral and pharyngeal mucosa for up to one hour and longer. In the study, during therapy with GeloRevoice® relieved throat complaints such as hoarseness, cough irritation and sore throat in around 80% of patients after just five days. Out of 41 participating frequent speakers – ranging from medical assistants to lecturers – 36 reported continuing problems with their occupation before the therapy and only six after the end of the therapy. *”Suddenly it was gone” – GeloRevoice® helps with throat problems and protects against voice loss. ENT News 05/2012
Dosage of GeloRevoice® for long and short-term use
Whether a schoolchild or a businessman, a singer or a salesman: everyone suffers from throat complaints from time to time. Some complain of a scratchy throat, others of a thin voice or dry throat mucous membranes. As different as people and their complaints are, so individually can GeloRevoice® can also be used on an individual basis. If you have an acute scratchy throat, you can slowly melt one tablet in your mouth every two to three hours. You have a job that demands your voice every day? No problem: GeloRevoice® is also suitable for prolonged use. No matter what the sore throat is, it is possible to take up to six tablets a day, and this is possible for children as young as six years old. More about dosage 1 tablet every 2 to 3 hours – up to 6 tablets a day. For children as young as 6 years.
FAQs / Frequently asked questions
What are the ingredients of GeloRevoice® throat tablets are made up of? In GeloRevoice® Throat Lozenges contain the following ingredients: Xanthan gum, carbomer, sodium hyaluronate, isomalt, sodium bicarbonate, xylitol, citric acid, macrogol, sucralose, flavors, potassium monohydrogen phosphate, zinc stearate and silicon dioxide. Can GeloRevoice® Throat Lozenges be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding? GeloRevoice® Throat Lozenges may be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Where does the hyaluronic acid come from? In GeloRevoice® the hyaluronic acid, together with the gel formers xanthan gum and carbomer, takes on the task of forming the hydro-depot. This covers the mucous membrane of the mouth and throat like a protective film, and soothes sore throats and hoarseness. The hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate) is obtained exclusively by biotechnological means, i.e. by fermentation from bacterial cultures and purified in several process steps. The manufacturer’s product specification indicates a quality with a high degree of chemical and microbiological purity. How many GeloRevoice® Throat Tablets should be taken per day at maximum? Up to 6 tablets can be used daily, i.e. sucked completely. We recommend an interval of 2 to 3 hours. Can GeloRevoice® Throat Lozenges be sucked by children? GeloRevoice® is suitable for children over 6 years of age. What flavors are available in GeloRevoice® throat lozenges? In four flavors: pleasantly light cherry menthol, fruity cassis menthol, tart grapefruit menthol and lovely elderflower menthol free. Tip for GeloRevoice® Long-term users: Try out all the combinations, so you can ensure taste variety and find your favorite variant.
Throat tablets at a glance – which one is right for me?
According to ÖKO-TEST, around 25 million packs of sore throat remedies have been sold in pharmacies and drugstores every year in recent years.1 Many of the preparations are supposed to have an anti-inflammatory, germ-killing or local anesthetic effect. But which throat tablets are actually suitable for treating sore throats? Click here for the information you need:
- Sore throat remedies: active ingredients and side effects
- Alternative for sore throat: Moisturize the pharyngeal mucosa long-lasting and sustainably.
- Sore throats are in many cases the result of an infection with cold viruses.
- Locally anesthetic throat tablets can relieve the sore throat for a short time.
- Germicidal (antiseptic) throat tablets usually have little benefit, as they only act superficially.
- Antibiotic (anti-bacterial) throat tablets are often not useful for sore throats because of their lack of antiviral effect.
- Moisturizing throat tablets can provide a protective film over the mucous membrane in sore throats.
In most cases, sore throats are caused by cold viruses and are often the first sign of a cold. Over-the-counter sore throat remedies, which have a local anesthetic (local anesthetic), antiseptic (germ-killing) or anti-inflammatory (anti-inflammatory) effect, have one thing in common: they act purely symptomatically and bring rapid relief from sore throat in acute cases, but without significantly shortening the duration of the illness. The German Society for General Medicine and Family Medicine (DEGAM2, 3) advises against the use of sore throat remedies containing local anesthetics (local anesthetics), antiseptics (germicides) and/or antibiotics. In the case of sore throat caused by a virus, the latter are basically useless.
Sore throat remedies: active ingredients and side effects
Among the local anesthetics active ingredients include lidocaine or benzocaine. They locally soothe the sore throat for a short period of time. For those who suffer from sore throats, especially at the onset of a cold, these remedies can bring rapid relief. However, allergic reactions may occur during use. Benzocaine appears to cause such reactions more frequently than lidocaine. Germicidal antiseptics include dequalinium chloride, cetylpyridinium chloride, hexamidine diisethionate and benzalkonium chloride. DEGAM does not recommend the use of such local antiseptics because they only act superficially and do not reach deeper tissue layers where the infection takes place. The substances therefore do not reach the site of inflammation in the first place. In addition, they act mainly against bacteria, but in most cases infections are caused by viruses. Antibiotic agents are fusafungin or tyrothricin. They are designed to prevent bacteria from multiplying or to fight them. There is no point in using them for sore throats caused by colds, as these are usually caused by viruses, and antibiotics have no effect on viruses. In addition, allergic reactions have been known to occur after local application of antibiotics, some of which can be severe.
Alternative for throat problems: Moisturize the pharyngeal mucosa long-lasting and sustainably.
Tip The mucous membranes need to be moistened for a long time, especially when the air is dry or the voice is strained. But there is another way. Whenever inflammatory processes occur in the throat, whether due to a cold, excessively dry air or an overworked voice, it is important to moisturize the mucous membranes for a long time. Throat tablets like GeloRevoice® have neither a germicidal nor a local anesthetic or anti-inflammatory effect like other throat tablets. Their effect is based on the so-called mucilaginous principle, i.e. they line the mucous membrane with a protective film. When the tablets are sucked, a special hydro-deposit is formed, which lies protectively over the mucous membranes like a moisturizing film. The combination of the three gel-forming ingredients ensures a particularly long-lasting effect, as the hydro-depot formed adheres to the mucous membrane for a long time. Thus, the mucous membrane is not only temporarily moistened (as is the case, for example, with applied saline solutions or throat lozenges), but also effectively protected from further drying and irritation by the lasting effect. Sources: 1https://www.oekotest.de/cgi/index.cgi?artnr=101489&bernr=06 2 Wächtler H; Chenot JF. The sore throat guideline of the German Society for General and Family Medicine. HNO; 59 (5):480-4. 3 Wächtler H, Chenot JF (2009). Sore throat DEGAM guideline no.14, omnikrom publishing, Düsseldorf. Pharyngitis (Pharyngitis, pharyngeal catarrh, colloquially also sore throat): Acute inflammation of the pharynx with sore throat and/or mild involvement of the palatine tonsils. Pharyngitis occurs particularly frequently during the cold season. As a rule, they are accompanying symptoms of a contagious cold caused by viruses. A cold with a sore throat can occur at any age, but children are affected far more often than adults because their immune defenses are not yet fully developed. Pharyngitis causes a sore throat in the patient; it is an accompanying symptom of many colds. Prof. Dr. Gerhard Grevers, Starnberg, Germany
- Scratching, sore feeling up to pain in the throat (especially when swallowing)
- Dry feeling in the throat and coughing
- Reddened throat
- Possibly earache
- Depending on the cause of the illness, mild to high fever possible
- Swollen lymph nodes in the area of the jaw and throat.
When to go to the doctor’s office
At the latest the next day in case of
- rapid onset of high fever and severe feeling of illness.
Sore throat are usually a harmless complaint that recurs several times a year. They usually occur in the context of a “banal” cold, in which the other upper respiratory tract is also inflamed and therefore the affected person simultaneously suffers from cold, cough and fatigue. If a sore throat is accompanied by a rapid onset of high fever and a strong feeling of illness, this is an indication of angina (purulent tonsillitis) or [viral] influenza.
In the case of high fever and a strong feeling of illness, the doctor looks for indications of an underlying disease such as angina, glandular fever or influenza during a mirror examination of the throat. For rapid tests for influenza or Epstein-Barr viruses or to rule out a bacterial infection with streptococci, she may also take swabs from the throat and pharynx. If necessary, she draws blood to test for signs of inflammation or to check blood counts. If a covid infection is a possible cause, a PCR test will provide clarity.
If the pharyngitis is an accompanying symptom of influenza or purulent tonsillitis, treatment of the underlying disease is the primary concern. If the cause is bacterial, the doctor will prescribe antibiotics. In the case of a “banal” viral pharyngitis, lozenges and gargle applications from the pharmacy and, if necessary, fever-reducing painkillers alleviate the symptoms (see “Your pharmacy recommends”).
Viral uncomplicated pharyngitis usually heals within a few days.
Your pharmacy recommends
What you can do yourself
Gargling with sage or chamomile tea has a weaker effect, but it is an alternative if synthetically produced gargle solutions are not well tolerated. Soft and pulpy foods (soups, mashed potatoes) are preferable because of the difficulty in swallowing. Children are always happy to have ice cream, as the cold relieves pain for a short time. Avoid additional throat irritation by refraining from smoking and very hot or spicy foods.
Throat tablets & gargles.
For harmless pharyngitis, the patient* can resort to self-help: For painful swallowing, preparations such as throat tablets, sprays or gargle solutions in the pharmacy help. Ask your pharmacist for advice on which to choose. Some patients prefer lozenges, for example, which have a mild anesthetic effect. anesthetic effect anesthetic effect (benzocaine or lidocaine). Anesthetic and disinfectant and antibacterial active ingredients can be found are found, for example, in the Dolo-Dobendan® solution for gargling and in throat tablets such as Dorithricin® throat tablets, [email protected] or Locastad®. There are also hyaluronic acid-containing lozengeswhich put a protective film on irritated mucous membranes and thus combat hoarseness and sore throat (xanthan gum, carbomer and hyaluronic acid in GeloRevoice®. In cases of severe pain and high fever, painkillers with a simultaneous antipyretic effect (e.g. paracetamol or ibuprofen) are helpful.
- www.patientenleitlinien.de – Website of the University of Witten/Herdecke: Under the heading sore throat you will find the corresponding medical guideline.
AuthorsProf. Dr. med. Gerhard Grevers; Dr. Ute Koch; Thilo Machotta; Dr. med. Arne Schäffler in: Gesundheit heute, edited by Arne Schäffler, MD. Trias, Stuttgart, 3rd edition (2014). Revised and updated the “Confirmation of Diagnosis,” “Treatment,” “Prognosis,” and “Your Pharmacy Recommends” sections: Dr. med. Sonja Kempinski | last modified on at 11:33
Important note: This article has been written according to scientific standards and reviewed by medical professionals. The information communicated in this article can in no way replace professional advice in your pharmacy. The content cannot and must not be used to make independent diagnoses or to start therapy.
A sore throat is often the first sign of a cold. Usually, a cold and cough are added after a few days. Complications such as inflammation of the tonsils, middle ear or sinuses occur in only less than 2 out of 100 people with a sore throat. There are no signs that could clearly indicate such a complication. Tonsillitis is more common in children and adolescents than in adults.
Signs and symptoms
The throat is scratchy and rough, and the voice sounds busy and hoarse. Swallowing is difficult and painful because the mucous membrane in the throat is swollen and inflamed. Sometimes headache, faintness and slight fever occur at the same time. As a rule, cough and cold are added, often very quickly, especially in children. In addition to pathogens, sore throats can also be caused by overuse of the voice or due to irritation of the respiratory tract by cigarette smoke or dry air. A tonsillitis (tonsillitis, angina) or pharyngitis often starts with a bad taste in the mouth or a scratchy feeling in the throat. Only then do sore throat and difficulty swallowing set in, with or without fever. Often headache, fatigue and tiredness are added. Tonsils and throat are red and swollen. Signs of streptococcal infection include purulent stippling or a greasy, yellowish coating on the tonsils and small indentations in the mucosa of the soft palate. This infection is accompanied by severe sore throat and high fever above 38.5 °C lasting several days, as well as swollen lymph nodes in the neck region.
Often, strep throat is indistinguishable from incipient, mild forms of scarlet fever. In children, however, scarlet fever often takes a typical course: The sore throat is then joined by sudden chills, the fever rises rapidly, and there is pronounced pain in the limbs. The back of the throat is inflamed bright red, the tonsils and the lymph nodes in the neck are swollen, and swallowing is very painful. The tongue is coated at the beginning. Later, the coating disappears and the tongue turns bright red (raspberry tongue).
The majority of all throat infections – about 80 out of 100 cases – are caused by cold viruses. Then the sore throat is often accompanied by other cold symptoms such as cough or cold. Bacterial infections occur comparatively rarely. They play more of a role in tonsillitis, especially group A streptococci. In many people, however, such bacteria are constantly present in small numbers in the throat and tonsils without causing symptoms. However, if the tonsils are pre-damaged or weakened by a viral infection, the streptococci can multiply and then cause bacterial tonsillitis. Certain streptococcal infections in the throat can cause heart valve defects, rheumatoid arthritis and kidney inflammation, although only rarely.
Gargling with lukewarm salt water (dissolve a teaspoon of salt in half a liter of warm water) will rinse away viral-infested plaque from the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat. Chamomile, sage or calendula tea have the same effect. It is important that you produce a lot of saliva. This moistens the mucous membrane of the throat, which makes swallowing easier and dampens the inflammation. Saliva also contains antibodies that fight viruses. You can stimulate saliva production by sucking acid drops, pastilles or cough drops, or chewing gum. Make sure the products do not contain sugar, if possible. Dry air irritates inflamed mucous membranes. Ensure high humidity by hanging damp cloths over the heater or placing water bowls in the room. Also, drink plenty of fluids. Another proven home remedy is warm tea with honey. You should stop smoking because it irritates the mucous membranes even more. You should take care of your voice, but if possible, do not whisper or clear your throat, because this puts extra strain on the vocal apparatus and can make hoarseness even worse. If inflamed tonsils repeatedly cause severe discomfort, they can also be surgically removed. This is advisable, for example, if the tonsils are proven to become severely inflamed due to bacteria about every two months in a year, or if this happens at least three times a year for several years in a row.
When to see a doctor?
If the body temperature rises above 38.5 °C, the fever lasts longer than one to two days, a pronounced feeling of illness sets in, the lymph nodes in the neck swell strongly and purulent pustules or a greasy, yellowish coating appears on the tonsils, you should consult a doctor. He must clarify whether it is a bacterial infection, which may need to be treated with antibiotics to take.
If the sore throat is accompanied by a skin rash with red, closely spaced and slightly raised patches of skin, if the tongue is initially coated and later becomes very red (raspberry tongue), if the taste buds are enlarged and if the skin on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet peels off, it is probably scarlet fever. Then you should present the child to a doctor.
Treatment with medication
You do not need to treat a sore throat or pharyngitis caused by viruses with medication. The sore throat will heal on its own within three to five days. If it is accompanied by fever, this usually disappears after two to three days.
To relieve the pain, you can take ibuprofen or paracetamol. Be careful not to take more than four grams of acetaminophen per day because of its liver-damaging effects. Take into account not to take different drugs with paracetamol at the same time, because paracetamol is contained in many combination preparations that are used for acute respiratory diseases. As a matter of principle, you should not use medicines with ibuprofen for longer than necessary in order to avoid damage to the stomach lining. In addition to a painkiller, you can suck sweets without active ingredients. Sucking candies to moisten the mucous membranes of the throat helps stimulate saliva flow and relieve discomfort. Choose sugar-free varieties if possible. You should suck the candies slowly and not chew or bite them. It is best to choose products that taste good to you, as this is particularly effective in stimulating saliva production. Difficulty swallowing and hoarseness may improve somewhat as a result. The products have no direct effect on the inflammatory process. For sore throats, sugar-free pastilles with Emser salt are suitable for moistening the mucous membrane of the throat; the pastilles containing sugar are considered “also suitable”. Whether the salt-containing pastilles work better than other ingredient-free lozenges or throat lozenges has not been investigated. Generally, sugar-free lozenges are preferable. Lidocaine is a local analgesic whose therapeutic efficacy should be better established. It is suitable for sore throats with limitations. Ambroxol also has a superficial anesthetic effect, but has not yet been tested much in sore throats. Its therapeutic efficacy in sore throats should be better established. However, short-term use is justifiable, and the remedy is suitable with restrictions. Less suitable, on the other hand, are lozenges containing the analgesic flurbiprofen, because the therapeutic efficacy of this substance in sore throat has not been sufficiently proven. In addition, it has not been investigated whether the lozenges have advantages in comparison with oral painkillers. As a lozenge, flurbiprofen can damage the oral mucosa. Disinfectants with antiseptics are not very effective against viruses and are not very suitable for sore throats. This also applies to the various combinations containing cetylpyridinium + benzocaine, cetylpyridinium + dequalinium + lidocaine or the two antiseptics amyl-metacresol + dichlorobenzyl alcohol. Moreover, it is questionable what should be disinfected – every healthy oral and pharyngeal mucosa contains bacteria. Killing these desirable bacteria would be unwise in the case of a sore throat, but the pathogenic germs settle deep in the furrows of the mucosa and are not reached by the agents. The addition of an antibiotic is nonsensical in viral infections because antibiotics only fight bacteria, but are not effective against viruses. In the case of a bacterial infection, topical antibiotics in lozenges have at best a superficial effect and do not penetrate deeply enough into the mucosal grooves where the bacteria are trapped. The active ingredients are more likely to destroy the healthy bacterial flora in the oral cavity, which helps to fight the infection. In addition, they can trigger allergies. Remedies containing antibiotics + antiseptics + local anesthetics, with the active ingredients tyrothricin + benzalkonium + benzocaine or tyrothricin + cetrimonium + lidocaine are therefore not very suitable for sore throats. The combination of tyrothricin + cetrimonium + lidocaine is also considered “not very suitable” for deficiency and pharyngitis. The body also normally copes with bacterially caused tonsillitis or pharyngitis on its own. If it is a purulent tonsillitis caused by streptococci, prescription remedies are used. The therapeutic efficacy of extracts of anise + chamomile + peppermint has not been sufficiently proven for sore throat. Therefore, the remedy is also not very suitable.
If streptococcal infections need to be treated, oral antibiotics are prescribed, for example, penicillins. In most cases, the doctor does not use a swab to determine whether the sore throat is due to bacteria, and if so, to which bacteria (especially since the tonsils and throat are always colonized by bacteria, including streptococci, even in healthy individuals), but instead uses the general state of health to assess whether an antibiotic should be prescribed. However, this should only be done in cases of high fever and a strong feeling of illness, or if heart or lung diseases are also present, in which streptococcal angina can be associated with serious complications. In all other cases, a week of rest can be waited to see if the symptoms subside with general measures. If not, the use of an antibiotic should be reconsidered. This approach makes sense because early and untargeted use of antibiotics has no advantages (e.g., the duration of illness is hardly shortened), but it does increase the risk of adverse effects (e.g., gastrointestinal complaints) and also the risk of resistance. As a result, many serious diseases can no longer be treated as well with antibiotics as before. Honda Activa Picture.
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