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vamp

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Sore throat
« on: August 18, 2012, 05:41:01 AM »
I have sore throat these days, but didnt take any medication as i believe it is a self limited if it's mild and not going further
,just hot drinks will do the job ? Also
can anybody explain in detail that pharangitis is mostly due to viral infection despite we take antibiotic why? This is confusing me..

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Re: Sore throat
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2012, 05:43:08 AM »
Yes, it can be self limited but antibiotics are used to prevent settle in deep tissues which can cause otitis (Ear infection).
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Re: Sore throat
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2012, 05:48:24 AM »
A sore throat is usually from irritation or inflammation. The most common cause is acute viral pharyngitis (80%) which is a viral infection of the throat. Other causes include other infections (such as streptococcal pharyngitis), trauma, and tumors. In children streptococcal pharyngitis is the cause of 37% of sore throats.

Treatment:
-Gargling with warm salty water
-Resting the voice
-Avoid air pollution

Analgesics such as NSAIDs and paracetamol (acetaminophen) help significantly in the management of pain. Steroids are also useful in this respect. some tips, including gargling with warm, salty water, resting the voice, and avoiding air pollution

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Re: Sore throat
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2012, 05:55:43 AM »
What are the symptoms? Is it Viral or Bacterial??Should i take antibiotics for sore throat??

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Re: Sore throat
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2012, 06:34:41 AM »
Viral and Bacterial can cause a sore throat.
Viral infections:
-Common cold, Infection in laryngitis, mumps, herpangina, or influenza can cause sore throat.

Bacterial infections:
-Strep throat, infection of the tonsils, inflammation of the epiglottis, STD(gonorrhea,Chlamydia).

Some irritants such as smoking,air pollution,allergies can cause sore throat..

The symptoms for Bacterial and Viral are

Bacterial: Red swollen tonsils,swollen uvula,whitish spots, throat redness, Gray furry tongue.
Viral: Red swollen tonsils, Throat redness

Treatment for a sore throat depends on the cause.Because viral illnesses are the most common cause of a sore throat,
Antibiotics do not alter the course of viral infections
If your child is suffering rash,difficulty breathing,Fever over 101,Rash,vomiting,blood in saliva visit your doctor immediately.

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Re: Sore throat
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 01:18:46 PM »
I have sore throat these days, but didnt take any medication as i believe it is a self limited if it's mild and not going further
,just hot drinks will do the job ?