Sore throat can be caused by many factors. Viruses such as those that cause colds bacteria, as well as smoking, breathing polluted air, drinking, hay fever and other allergies can lead to a sore throat.
Most viral sore throat accompanied by flu or colds along with a stuffy wet nose, sneezing, and generalized aches and pains. These viruses are highly contagious and spread rapidly, especially in winter. The body is nevertheless creates antibodies that destroy viruses, a process that takes about a week.
Another side effect of sore throat is the difficulty in swallowing which is common at all ages, especially the elderly. The term dysphasia refers to the feeling of difficulty to absorb food or liquids from the mouth to the stomach. This can be caused by many factors, most of whom are temporary and not dangerous.
When to see a doctor for a sore throat?
Whenever a sore throat is severe and persists more than the usual five to seven days a cold or flu is not related to an allergy or irritation, you should seek medical advice. The following signs and symptoms should alert you to visit your physician: * Severe and prolonged sore throat * Shortness of breath * Difficulty swallowing * Difficulty opening mouth * Aching joints * Pain in ears * Anaphylaxis * High fever * Regularly recurring sore throat * Lump in throat * Hoarseness that lasts more than two weeks
How do I heal a sore throat?
A mild sore throat associated with cold or flu symptoms can be gentler with the following treatments:
* Increase drinking fluids * The hot tea with honey is a preferred home treatment * Use a machine or a steam humidifier in your bedroom. * Then gargle with warm salt water several times a day: 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup water.
Natural remedies for Sore Throat *With honey and lemon: Squeeze a lemon, put the juice into a large glass and add some honey. Stir well and drink it in two, three or four doses during the day.
*With milk and honey: The hot milk with honey is an old effective recipe also soothes coughs and relieve pain in the neck.
*To Althea tea (Hibiscus syriacus): It is particularly beneficial for combating coughs when he is due to respiratory infection. Boil 3 to 4 flowers on 10 minutes for each cup of water 1 / 4 of a liter. Strain, sweeten with honey or sugar and drink the hot beverage three times daily after meals.
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