Having a dry, painful or scratchy feeling in the throat as a result of a viral infection is both irritating and painful for many of us. As a COVID-19 symptom, sore throat may not be as common or dangerous as, say, fever, dry cough or shortness of breath, but if not treated immediately, it could be life-threatening for you or anyone else at home, especially if accompanied with other symptoms. Fortunately, Amazon has the best sore throat relief lozenges that you can buy right now to soothe your throat and lessen your chances of falling sick with the coronavirus. Here are eight of the best options:

1. Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat Lozenges
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Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat Lozenges give you fast-acting sore throat pain relief daily. Available in cherry, tangerine and honey lemon flavors, these lozenges provide maximum-strength relief to alleviate not only sore throat and mouth, but also minor irritations and pain caused by canker sores.

2. Sucrets Sore Throat Lozenges
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Sucrets Sore Throat Lozenges bring fast-acting pain relief that not only soothes sore throats, but also temporarily relieves sore mouth, occasional minor irritation and pain. These wild cherry-flavored sore throat lozenges come in a unique tin so you get quick sore throat relief wherever you go.

3. Chloraseptic Max Sore Throat Lozenges
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Chloraseptic Max Sore Throat Lozenges provide maximum strength relief for sore throats. These wild berry-flavored lozenges relieve sore throat, sore mouth, minor irritations and pain on contact while their liquid-filled centers soothe your mouth. Each pack contains 15 lozenges that bring much needed relief on-the-go.

4. Himalaya Koflet Lozenges
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Himalaya Koflet Lozenges bring delicious comfort for your throat all-year round. A favorite of speakers, singers and all-day talkers, these "deliciously-soothing" lozenges are made from a "tingling" combination of ginger, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon, and leave you with a nice, fresh breath as well.

5. Quantum Cough Relief Lozenges
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Available in Bing cherry and Meyer lemon and honey flavors, Quantum Cough Relief Lozenges are must-haves at any time of the year. Made from natural, "good-for-you" ingredients, including slippery elm and turmeric, these USDA-certified organic lozenges help relieve sore throats and coughs, especially during times of seasonal immune challenges.

6. Grether's Pastilles (4-Pack)
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Grether's Pastilles have a smooth, chewy, candy-like consistency that accompanies their signature fruity flavor. A favorite of celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Ariana Grande, these gluten-free lozenges offer relief for sore throat, and aid in relieving strained voices due to dry mouth and hoarseness while preventing bad breath.

7. Bucklebury Soothing Silver Lozenges
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The Bucklebury Soothing Silver Lozenge boosts oral, throat and immune health not just for a season, but every day. This great-tasting lozenge is made using organic honey and real lemon oil for oral and throat health support together with structured silver for boosting immune function.

8. Fisherman's Friend Original Extra Strong Lozenges (12-Pack)
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Fisherman's Friend Original Extra Strong lozenges are guaranteed to provide a knockout punch to even the toughest cough and cold symptoms, including sore throat. Made from an all-natural menthol and eucalyptus formulation, these lozenges are loaded with the highest dosage of menthol allowed by the FDA.