Does Gargling with Probiotic Align Help Persistent Sore Throat – and what else you can do.

Had one patient with persistent sore throat gargle with Align Probiotic with rapid improvement in pain – just used it once/day, Would be interested in anyone with similar response.


There have been trials of probiotic Streptococcus salivarius K12 use for prevention of strept and viral pharyngitis.
Di Pierro, Francesco, et al.
Use of Streptococcus salivarius K12 in the prevention of streptococcal and viral pharyngotonsillitis in children.
Drug, healthcare and patient safety 6 (2014): 15.

In a case of persistent sore throat I suggested gargle with Align – she would empty a capsule and gargle with it briefly once daily. Sore throat rapidily improved.

Comment – would like any others desperate for help there let me know if it helps.


Came across another sore throat treatment –

Relief from Sore Throat Pain with Flurbiprofen 8.75mg Delivered as a Lozenge or Spray
Valeria Bychkova et al
pain medicine
Volume 18 Issue 3 March 2017
meeting abstract 189

  • flurbiprofen (an NSAID) 8.75mg delivered as a spray or lozenge.
  • 439 cases – half on spray, half on lozenge
  • cut pain in half after 2 hours – both modalities worked equally well.

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