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Everything You Need To Know About Sore Throat + Basic Home Treatment

31 Oct

Sore throats, alluded to by medicinal
experts as “intense pharyngitis,” can be
brought on by various diverse infections
and microbes. Around 70% of sore
throats are brought on by infections, for
example, frosty infections and other
upper respiratory tract infections that
taint the tissues around the throat. Sore
throat is described by pain, distress, or
scratchiness in the throat, frequently
connected with pain while swallowing.
Causes of Sore Throat
Sore throats are usually caused by
inflammation or infection of the pharynx
(pharyngitis) or tonsils (tonsillitis), but
may also include other areas surrounding
the throat, such as the larynx (laryngitis).
Most sore throats have infectious disease
origins, but some can result from
breathing in dry, cold air through the
mouth (for example, during the winter) or
from having a foreign object stuck in the
throat (for example, a fish or chicken
bone).
Most sore throats are caused by viruses.
Many occur at the beginning of a cold,
when runny noses drain down the back of
the throat and irritate it. Sore throats can
also be caused by actual infection of the
throat, such as strep throat, which is
caused by bacteria (Streptococcus).
Basic Home treatments for Sore Throat
The good news is that most sore throats
do not last long. However, a few home
remedies may be useful for providing
relief:
Drink warm liquids, such as honey or pap
Gargle with warm salt water (half
teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of water)
Drink cold liquids or suck on Popsicle (for
some sore throats)
Suck on hard candies rich in Vitamin C
Use a cool-mist vaporizer or humidifier
Take over-the-counter pain medicine,
such as acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Note: Since most sore throats are caused
by viruses, they cannot be treated with
antibiotics (which are specific for bacterial
infections). In fact, antibiotics are not
recommended unless the infection is
definitively diagnosed as a bacterial
infection, usually through a positive strep
test or bacterial culture of the throat

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