Pharyngitis is one of the conditions or infectious diseases caused by common action of cold or sudden changes in temperature. An inflammation of the mucosa that surrounding the pharynx caused by bacteria or viruses. Pharyngitis may occur at any age and most common symptoms include headaches, difficulty in eating (swallowing) and loss of appetite, sore throat, malaise, as well as fever and inflammation of the lymph nodes. We can relieve symptoms with some natural solutions.
In the cases of pharyngitis, in addition to consult a doctor to determine if we need to follow some pharmacological treatment, also we can use some natural and effective solutions to mitigate or relieve typical symptoms of pharyngitis, among which are found from the sore throat and head, to the general malaise passing through the muscle pain, dry cough, the inflammation of the lymph or episodes of fever.
What natural remedies help to relieve sore throat? Homemade syrup made with ingredients as onions. You must be boiling it in half liter water, apple (better skin), two figs and a spoonful of flax seeds. Once boiled, add a squeeze of lemon. Take a sips when warm, several glasses per day.
Gargling is one of the traditional remedies to relieve throat discomfort (redness, itching). Gargling can do with half a cup of tea prepared from petals of calendula, thyme, elderberry, chamomile, lemon juice and a tablespoon of honey.
If the sore throat is caused by forcing the voice, infusion of drosera helps relieve discomfort since among other properties is expectorant, antiseptic and soothing. It can also be a good ally of calendula tea. Other teas, such as propolis or echinacea, help prevent the inconvenience of pharyngitis.
Pharyngitis may be of two types: viral and the most commonly bacterial, which also usually affects the tonsils and it is caused by strep bacteria. When it comes to pneumonia viral type of symptoms usually last a few days. In addition to a sore throat, you may receive a cough, fever, runny nose and nasal congestion. In this case, if necessary, to combat the symptoms your doctor may prescribe ibuprofen or paracetamol.
In the case of bacterial pharyngitis, nasal type problems did not show up, but it also affects the tonsils and lymph nodes of the neck. In this case, if the doctor prescribes, you may need to take antibiotics.
In both cases, and in the treatment, it is advisable to increase the intake of fluids and try to relax so that our bodies allocate all the energy to recover as soon as possible.
We must remember that not only the cold and low temperatures can make our throat health will suffer. The habit of snuff and overly strain our voice can also cause irritation, itching or hoarseness, first signs that something is not going well.