Sore throat

Sore throatAngina: it is an acute infectious disease, in which inflammation is mainly in the lymphoid tissue of the pharynx. "Angina" is also called acute pharyngitis, that is, inflammation of the mucous membrane of the pharynx. There are some differences in the manifestations of viral and bacterial (streptococcal) angina. If the cause of the disease is a virus, it usually begins gradually with increasing body temperature, malaise, lack of appetite and mildly painful sensations in the throat. Soreness of the throat reaches a maximum at 2-3 day ailments, but sometimes manifests itself immediately. The voice becomes hoarse, appear cough and runny nose. Heavy during the soft palate and back of the throat may cause small ulcers. The disease usually lasts about 5 days. Streptococcal sore throat usually starts with headaches, abdominal pain and vomiting. Body temperature can rise to 40 В° C. After a few hours attached sore throat, increase cervical lymph nodes. However, a runny nose, cough and hoarseness, unlike viral sore throats, are rare. In severe cases, a illness lasts up to 2 weeks. Streptococcal tonsillitis dangerous complications: inflammation of the muscular tissue of the heart (myocarditis) or the kidneys (nephritis), so it should be carefully treated. Help: if the child in addition to tenderness of the throat has a high body temperature (over 38,5*), abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing or body appeared small red rash, you should immediately call a doctor. In the case of moderate soreness of the throat and low temperatures, it is possible to do without medical help. When starting angina helps slow chewing peel raw lemon. In the acute period of the disease is recommended bed rest, but if the child is actively object, it is not necessary to insist. Itchy and dryness in the throat can be reduced if to give the child several times a day with warm milk with honey, soda or mineral water "Borjomi", or simply tea with honey. Sore throat help to soothe gargling warm salt solution (1 teaspoon of baking soda or table salt in a glass of water). Good action has gargling following infusion: 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of dried chamomile flowers poured a glass of boiling water and insist 30 minutes In severe pain in the throat can give Panadol or aspirin and put hot or cool (depending on the desires of the patient) compress on the neck. For putting a warm compress 40% vodka, diluted 2-fold with water, or any oil (sunflower, camphor and so on) is heated up to 36-38 В° C. Saturated solution pressed napkins are placed on the area of the mandibular angle, from above put wax paper, a layer of cotton wool and cloth twisted round. In the acute period of the disease compress is recommended to apply 2 times a day for 5-6 hours in the morning and at night. When remitting of the process is an evening wrap. Chronic inflammation of the tonsils (chronic tonsillitis): speaking of "the tonsils" usually mean two lymph node located in the fauces throat. They are a natural barrier to infection, but with the weakening of the protective properties of the organism themselves can serve as its source. Typical symptoms of chronic tonsillitis are transient or a regular sore throat, difficulty swallowing and breathing, the feeling of dryness and irritation of the fauces throat, bad breath. Help: inflammation of the tonsils can be reduced by rinsing the mouth and throat warm honey solution (1 tablespoon of honey in a glass of water), infusion of sage (to 2 teaspoons crushed dried Ditlev add 1 Cup of boiling water, leave for 30 minutes and strain through cheesecloth) or chamomile. The effect can give lubrication tonsils Lugol solution of 1 times a day for two weeks. After consulting otolaryngologist good course of physiotherapy. In severe cases the child may need surgical removal of the tonsils. Typically the indications for removal of tonsils occur when a child is sick streptococcal angina in combination with tonsillitis more than 4 times a year. As a tonic it may be advisable to take 0.5-1 teaspoon 3 times a day for the next home medications: mix 100 g of juice from fresh leaves of aloe (agave), 500 g of crushed walnut kernels, 300 g of honey and the juice of 3-4 lemons..

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