SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Mata on 12 Dec 2012, 20:41

Symptoms of sore throat usually include a painful burning or scratching sensation in the back of the throat, pain when swallowing, and sometimes tenderness in the neck. :P :P :lol: 8-)
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Mado on 12 Dec 2012, 20:43

Other symptoms that may accompany a sore throat include: Coughing, Sneezing, Hoarseness or laryngitis, Runny nose, Mild fever, General fatigue, Swollen lymph nodes (glands) in the neck, Bad breath (halitosis). :( :( :(
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Tony on 12 Dec 2012, 20:53

A sore throat, depending on the cause, should last for no longer 7 to 10 days. If sore throat symptoms last for more than 10 days, see a doctor to diagnose the cause and start treatment. :arrow: :idea: :idea:
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Nadia on 12 Dec 2012, 20:54

Home remedies include salt water gargles, herbal teas, hard candies, sprays (for example, Chloraseptic) and lozenges, which can provide temporary pain relief. Caution: Lozenges and hard candy are a choking hazard for children. Avoid use in young children. :) :) :)
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Pauline on 12 Dec 2012, 20:55

A humidifier may be helpful in relieving symptoms, especially in sore throats caused by mouth breathing dry air.
Acetaminophen or ibuprofen may help control the pain. :oops: :o :o :o
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Mata on 12 Dec 2012, 20:55

For adults, if the nose is plugged, nasal sprays such as Afrin may be used for two to three days to prevent mouth breathing. It is not recommended to use these products for more than a couple of days; the nasal passages may become dependent on them and worsen the problem. :x :x :x :x :x :x :x
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Mado on 12 Dec 2012, 20:56

Other decongestant products, such as those containing pseudoephedrine (Sudafed, Mucinex D, Claritin D), may be helpful. If the affected person has health problems such as heart disease, glaucoma, or high blood pressure, contact a health care professional before using these products. :P :!: :geek: :geek:
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Tony on 12 Dec 2012, 20:57

Strep throat is caused by Streptococcus bacteria, which is the same bacteria that causes rheumatic fever. Only 5%-10% of adult sore throats are caused by strep, whereas about 15%-40% of sore throats in children are related to strep. :( :( :( :( :(
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Nadia on 12 Dec 2012, 20:58

Many health care practitioners will recommend a rapid strep test for a patient with a sore throat. The rapid strep test can usually be done in the doctor's office and takes 15-20 minutes. If the result is negative, it is often followed with a strep culture. If either of these is positive, the sore throat is generally treated with another antibiotic. :) 8-) :? :?
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Pauline on 12 Dec 2012, 20:59

A major objective of treating strep throat is to prevent the development of rheumatic fever, a complication of strep throat and a serious illness that can cause joint pain and heart valve damage. ;) ;) :mrgreen:
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