Imagine being in the middle of an intense discussion and your voice betraying you. Or you breaking into a bout of cough in the middle of a meeting. Being unable to swallow, having to clear your throat a zillion times before speaking – all of this can make you extremely annoyed.
The culprit is sore throat, disabling your voice a bit at a time.
What Is A Sore Throat?
A sore throat is a painful inflammation of the passage from the throat to the pharynx, or the pharynx itself. Usually children in the age group of 3-15 are most prone to having sore throat.
Why Does It Happen?
When viruses and bacteria enter the mouth through inhalation, ingestion or open mouth breathing, it affects the lining of the pharynx. There, the tonsils and peritonsils absorb the bacteria and virus, and allow the remaining inside. These bacteria, called streptococii and virus, called Infuenzal Type 3, cause the inflammation of the throat.
Signs and Symptoms
If you have a sore throat, you will experience the following symptoms.
- Redness of throat and swelling. There will be a raw feeling inside the throat.
- Difficulty in swallowing, both solid and liquid food.
- Hoarseness of voice
- Cervical lymph nodes swelling
Before we understand how to deal with sore throats, we must be able to figure out why we end up having them. Most sore throats are caused by minor illnesses, and the good news is they heal without any major medical treatment. But, at times, sore throats could end up becoming severe, and that’s when you should think about medical intervention.
What causes it to become severe, is something that we ignore mostly. In some cases of severe and recurrent sore throat issues, it may also lead to tonsillitis.
A sore throat is caused by the same viruses that cause common cold and flu. Less often, sore throats occur due to bacterial infections, smoking, allergies, or breathing polluted air.
Risks and complications
If left untreated, sore throats could lead to severe conditions. Some of them are:
- Chronic tonsilitis
- Otitis Media
- Cervical Lymphonitis
- Rheumatic fever
- Post Streptococeal Glumerolo
What it feels like
If you have a sore throat, you might feel swelling and soreness inside your throat while and swallowing food, making it difficult to eat. Sometimes you may also have an irritation like having a sandpaper inside the throat. Your sore throat will be characterised by a lot of cough and mucus. Of course, a lot of coughing will end up making your throat all the more sore, with your rib area beginning to ache.
A simple sore throat or something else?
We all know that dry, raw, scratchy feeling in the back of the throat. It could just be some seasonal allergy or an ugly cold. But not always is it simple. It could also be a bacterial condition or a viral infection that must have gone unnoticed. Speak to your doctor who’d be the best person to judge what it is. However, you can look for a few signs on your own.
The discomfort sore throat causes
Some bacterial infections tend to cause more severe discomfort that doesn’t get better with any medication. In some cases of severe throat infection, it may hurt so much that you can barely speak or swallow. It also causes nausea, headaches, dizziness, loss of appetite, and stomach pain as well.
Multiple episodes of a sore throat and homeopathic treatment
Usually, whenever we end up having a sore throat, we rely on over-the-counter medicines. While it might provide temporary relief, what it fails to address is the root cause of the problem.
A recurrent sore throat indicates that your immune system has become weak. This may cause your fighter cells to lose the strength to fight the virus in your body. In such cases, homeopathic remedies are highly recommended as compared to other supplements that suppress the infection.
- Homeopathic treatment improves the resistance to infection.
- It prevents chronic infections of the tonsils.
- It helps avoid tonsillectomy, a surgical removal of the tonsils.
Homeopathic approach to treatments is more natural than conventional treatments as the remedies treat the underlying causes of your sore throat. The time that it takes to be cured usually depends on individualistic symptoms, and may differ from person to person. But the results are always positive although it may take time for some people.
So, your health is your choice, and homeopathy is the best choice.
About Master’s Homeopathy:
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