Well-known medicine Ibuprofen should not be used for treatment of sore throat. As experts from the UK have determined, this medicine suppresses the natural immune defense, thereby worsening the patient's condition.
As the scientists explained, sore throat is mainly associated with the effects of viruses, and manifestations of a secondary viral infection cause this symptom much less frequently. Ibuprofen and Aspirin are anti-inflammatory non-steroidal medicines. Therefore, their effect on the body provides for the suppression of inflammatory processes, which are a natural reaction immunity. It is through inflammation that the body tries to overcome the pathogenic effects of pathogens. Therefore, experts advise in this case to use medications that only relieve pain, and do not suppress the body's immune response. In the case of a sore throat, it is recommended to use paracetamol or anesthetic-based products, which are available in the form of sprays and act locally. Such drugs can relieve pain locally, without affecting the state of the body as a whole, unlike Ibuprofen.
By the way, not so long ago other interesting data appeared regarding the drug Ibuprofen. It turned out that this well-known drug is able to stop the growth of cancer cells in the body. Scientists even started talking about the possibility that this medicine will be used in the treatment of bowel cancer, prostate and some other types of cancer. And scientists from Cambridge University several months ago concluded that Aspirin and Ibuprofen can help cope with depression.