Pharyngitis

Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj D.H.M.S  •  Dr. Puja Bhadel Bhardwaj  M.D.

  

Pharyngitis, is an inflammation of the throat. In most cases it is quite painful, and is the most common cause of a sore throat. .

 

Types:-

Acute- characterized by a rapid onset and typically a relatively short course.

Chronic pharyngitis is when you keep getting the acute form.

 

Causes:-

Most sore throats are caused by a viral infection, such as the cold or flu. Some viruses can cause specific types of sore throat, such as coxsackie infection or mononucleosis.

Bacteria that can cause pharyngitis include Group A streptococcus, which leads to strep throat in some cases.

Other, less-common bacteria that cause sore throats include corynebacterium, gonorrhea, and chlamydia.

Most cases of pharyngitis occur during the colder months.

 

 

Symptoms:-

The main symptom is a sore throat.

Other symptoms may include:

Fever

Headache

Joint pain and muscle aches

Skin rashes

Swollen lymph nodes in the neck



Exams and Tests:-

Your health care provider will perform a physical exam and look at your throat.

A rapid test or throat culture to rule out strep throat may be done. Additional laboratory tests may be done depending on the suspected cause.

 

 

Treatment:-

Most sore throats are caused by viruses. Antibiotics do not help.The best treatment for any condition is to build your immune system up. This is far superior to looking to kill off bacteria. The bacteria aren`t the cause of the malady. Your immune system is compromised.

There are many homeopathic medicines which treat a throat infection.

Homoeopathic treatment can be use for irritated throats due to colds, air irritants, and cold weather. Using homoeopathic medicine provides a safe and effective means to combat sore throats without contraindication or adverse side effects.

The medicine is safe for children and adults alike and can be used along with other cold medications. The medicine work in the body to soothe irritated bronchial passages and clear the sinuses. This may lead to restored voice use and reduced pain.

 

Benefits

  Alleviate sore throats

  Improve bronchial passages

  Combat colds and flu

  Restore overall health