What is sore throat?
Sore throat is a condition in which there is inflammation of larynx, pharynx or tonsils that is laryngitis, pharyngitis or tonsillitis respectively. Soreness in throat is typically associated with painful swallowing and inflammation of pharynx that is the most common form of sore throat.
Causes of sore throat
Sore throat commonly caused by
- Foreign body
- Post nasal drip
- Postoperative (tonsillectomy)
- Mouth breathing
- Allergic reaction
Sign and symptoms of sore throat
- Throat pain
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Hoarse voice
Local signs – include
- Pus on surface of tonsils
- Redness of larynx, pharynx
- Flu like symptoms
Diagnosis of sore throat
Diagnosis is usually based on clinical sign and symptoms
Diagnosis mainly include
Sore throat treatment
Sore throat treatment with homeopathy – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to cure sore throat but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved remedies are available to cure sore throat that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following sore throat remedies are given which are helpful to cure sore throat:
Belladonna – excellent sore throat remedy in acute cases with congestion and redness of the throat. Swallowing difficult. Dryness of the throat, tonsils swollen and enlarged.
Sabadilla – great sore throat remedy in which there is sensation of lump or foreign body in throat with a constant inclination to swallow, better by hot drinks.
Magnatia Carb – very well sore throat remedy in which there is ulceration of the throat at the time of menses. Swelling and ulceration shift from left to right or vice versa and disappear after menses.
Lachesis – remarkable sore throat remedy in which sore throat, tonsillitis, diphtheria better by liquids; worse by hot drinks. Sensation of lump in the throat. Dryness of the throat.
Hepar Sulph – one of the best sore throat remedy in which there is sharp splinter like pains in the throat. Suppuration of tonsils, abscess.
Other important sore throat remedies are:
Kali Iod, Phytolacca, Guaiacum, Apis Mel, Opium, Nux vomica, Merc Sol, Baryta Carb, Kali Carb, Iodium and many more medicines.
Allopathic treatment – mainly includes antibiotics, antipyretics etc. in surgical treatment tonsillectomy can also be done.
Other natural and alternative modes of treatment to cure sore throat – mainly include acupressure, Ayurveda, acupuncture, naturopathy, yoga therapy, clove and honey syrup etc.