From which country are you accessing the website?

You will be redirected to the related website.

We use cookies to give you a better experience of our website. By continuing we will assume that you are ok with receiving cookies. The information stored in the cookie is used to hide this screen for further visits. If you delete your cookies or the specific cookie for this website you will be redirected to this page again.

» Germany

» Other


We use cookies on our website. A cookie is a small text file sent to your computer when you visit our website; it helps the website to identify and recognize your browser as a visitor to our page.

This information helps us optimize our content and make surfing on our site more convenient for you. In some cases, cookies are also used to make specific information about our products available on websites of other providers. This is why we also work with external service companies which use the information obtained from cookies exclusively for this purpose.
The information obtained from cookies is not used for any further purpose.
Cookies are completely harmless for your computer: beyond that, from a technical standpoint it is not at all possible to use cookies to read personal data from your computer.
You can adjust the settings on your browser so that you are notified whenever a server wants to send you a cookie. You can accept or reject cookies; you can also completely block them. Further information is available in the help function of your browser.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under

In light of the discussion about the use of Analysetools and complete IP addresses, we wish to state that this website works with Google Analytics and the "_anonymizeIp()" function; consequently, it only processes partial IP addresses so as to rule out identifying information.

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics.*

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at
or at*


Header Image for Respiratory tract infection

Respiratory tract infections

Rhinopharyngitis – the common cold

The most common upper respiratory tract infections are infections of the nasal mucosa (i.e. rhinitis, or ’runny nose’), throat infections (pharyngitis) and infections of the voice box, or larynx (laryngitis). The first place that pathogens (usually viruses but sometimes bacteria) settle is the nose-throat area. The symptoms produced are practically always the same: sore throat, runny nose and cough. This is when it is important to act.

Factors that promote this type of cold include dry and damaged mucosa in cold periods, a depressed immune system, stress, tiredness and a generally unhealthy way of living. Generally speaking, these types of infection are irritating and unpleasant, but they are mostly harmless: Patients suffer from a general feeling of illness, may have a headache or pain in their joints, are tired and feel generally worn out. Frequently, in the case of throat infections, they may also have a sore throat and fever. Clear signs of a common cold include an inflamed nose and throat.

A common cold generally lasts around 7-10 days. During this period, it is important to give the body sufficient rest. The healing process may be supported by moistening the mucosa, drinking ample fluids or using inhalations and decongestants.

However, the duration of the common cold may be significantly shortened by taking the clinically proven phytotherapeutic medicine EPs® 7630 made from Pelargonium sidoides root extract.

This gets to the root of the problem by preventing the adhesion of viruses and bacteria by coating the respiratory tract with a protective film that works as a barrier. Furthermore it activates the body′s own immune system and prevents the proliferation of bacteria that have already invaded the body. EPs® 7630 thus shortens the duration of the disease and helps people to recover faster.

When a common cold gets worse

The risk of complications grows, however, without treatment or when the body is unable to heal itself. On the one hand, the viruses in the respiratory tract will multiply, infecting areas that are still healthy and, on the other, a common cold can pave the way for bacterial superinfections. A superinfection is when a viral infection builds the basis for a subsequent bacterial infection due to a weakened immune system. Should overall health not improve, or symptoms get worse, a doctor should be consulted as soon as possible.

Simple common colds can lead to:

  • Sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses)
  • Otitis (inflammation of the middle ear)
  • Tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils)
  • Acute bronchitis (inflammation of the bronchial passages)

Taking EPs® 7630 in early stages of the infection can help prevent complications and chronification.


Did you know?

Common cold & flu medicines like pain killers or nasal sprays only relieve the symptoms for a short period of time, but they don’t treat the illness or shorten its duration.

Local brands


English: Please note that you are leaving the website.
This link will take you to a website to which our Legal notice does not apply. Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co KG is not accountable for this content.