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SOAR THROAT-CAUSES AND COMPLICATIONS

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One must be conscious during rainy season as in this season virus gets active and causes various terrible and contagious viral infections.One of the most common infections during seasonal change is sore throat. Sore throat is a combination of terrible condition in which you feel pain, swelling, itching and irritation in the throat.It makes it difficult to swallow.You may feel like something is stuck in your throat.You have to be conscious as this viral infection may lead to high fever, cold, cough and infections in the organs.Children from 3 months to 5 years are more prone to the infection because of lower immunity.This could be treated with antibiotics and various home remedies. Let’s know more about causes, symptoms,prevention  and complications.

Causes

Apart from viral and bacterial infections, sore throat could be

1.Genetic

2.Pollen grains

3.pollution and dust

4.People suffering from gastritis are prone to the disease

5.Sore throat due to allergies

6.Drinking cold food items and liquid

Symptoms


1.Tenderness in the throat

2.Pain when swallowing

3.Feeling of something stuck in your throat

4.Difficulty in swallowing saliva (spit)

5.Irritation and itchy feeling in the throat are some of the symptoms of sore throat

6.Pain or an itchy sensation

7.Burning in the throat

8.Dry throat, lethargic feeling, swollen glands in the neck or jaw

9.Several nodules can be seen in throat which makes it difficult to swallow

Sore throat also can result in fever,runny nose,sneezing,body aches,headache,cough and loss of interest in work performances.

Complications-

1.Dehydration

2.High temperature

3.Infection in the air pipe and food pipe.

4.Infection in kidney

5.Infection in lungs

6.Infection in skin

7.Rheumatic heart disease

Here are some proven home remedies that help soothe your throat pain.

Gargle with luke warm water-The best home treatment is to gargle with a pinch of salt in a glass of luke warm water 3 to 4 times a day. It increases the blood flow and reduces the infection. It helps loosen the mucus that can be drain out easily.

Drink lots of warm liquids - Tea, lemon tea, ginger-lemon tea, soups, cinnamon tea, warm orange juice with lemon drops, honey + lemon juice + crushed ginger in warm water  are the best remedy to take. These are common home remedies that are easy to make and extremely helpful in relieving a sore throat.

Soft diet - Steamed apple, mixed with honey also works as a throat soothener.

Steam inhalation - With a steamer / hot shower.

Local heat - Applying a heating pad to the throat region or wrapping up your neck with hot air dried warm cloth / towel also helps soothing the throat pain.

Antibiotics- Consult your doctor to prescribe you medicine.

Avoid:

Smoking

Cold drinks

Oily and fried food items

Spicy food

Exercising




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