Remedies for sore throat. This video is about home remedies, medications, causes and treatment to eliminate throat pain quickly.
Sore throats are very common and usually do not have to worry. They usually improve themselves in a week.
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Symptoms of sore throat:
Sore throat (pharyngitis) is very common. It is usually caused by an infection in the throat. Pain in the throat may be the only symptom. In addition, you can also have:
• A hoarse voice.
• A mild cough.
• A high temperature (fever).
• A headache.
• A feeling of wanting to be sick (nausea).
• Inflamed glands in the neck.
• Pain when swallowing.
CAUSES OF THE THROAT:
Sore throats are usually caused by viruses (such as a cold or flu) or by smoking. Very occasionally they can be caused by bacteria.
To help soothe a sore throat and reduce the time it lasts, you can:
• For sore throats, the first thing I almost always advise patients is to gargle with warm salt water because it is really effective, economical and everyone can do it at home. Gargling with warm salt water helps soothe the throat and reduces inflammation. Just dissolve half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of partially cooled boiled water and gargle. It is important not to swallow salt water that is not suitable for children.
• I have enough fluids to prevent dehydration, I know it's tempting not to drink a lot, especially when it's painful to swallow. But it can dehydrate easily when it is not well and can have a high temperature. Dehydration can worsen headaches and fatigue and can even slow down recovery time. So aim to take between 6 and 8 glasses per day and try to avoid taking hot drinks, as they can actually make the sore throat worse.
• Eat fresh or soft foods
• Avoid smoking or places with smoke.
• Suck on ice cubes, ice pops, or hard candy, but do not give small children anything small and hard to suck on because of the risk of suffocation
• Acetaminophen and ibuprofen, these analgesics are excellent for reducing sore throat and also to reduce fever. To keep the symptoms of sore throat at a minimum, it is best to take a dose at regular intervals, as directed by your pharmacist or in the medication package.
• Medicinal pills containing local anesthetics such as benzocaine, hexylresorcinol or an anti-inflammatory such as flurbiprofen. Some tests have also been shown to reduce sore throat in a small amount, they can also be used together with paracetamol.
As always, with all medications, always read the information leaflet and talk with your pharmacist to make sure it is appropriate to take it.
WHEN TO SEE YOUR DOCTOR:
See a family doctor if:
• Your sore throat does not improve after a week
• Your throat often hurts
• Your throat pain worries you
• You have a sore throat and a very high temperature, or you feel hot and shivering
• You have a weakened immune system, for example, due to diabetes or chemotherapy
• A severe or long-lasting sore throat may be something like strep throat (a bacterial infection of the throat)
Call 999 (ambulance) if:
• Has trouble swallowing or breathing
• you are drooling
• You are making a high-pitched sound when you breathe (called stridor)
• Your symptoms are severe and get worse quickly.
These symptoms can make breathing difficult.
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I am a British, Persian, Iranian media pharmacist who prescribes the media and loves science, making videos and helping people. I work both in general medicine surgeries and in community pharmacy.
This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has taken all reasonable precautions in compiling the information, but offers no guarantee as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other health professional for the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.
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