Common Cold - The Sore Throat

The Sore Throat is perhaps one of the most common type of infections amongst all populace of the world and is the most easily affecting infections and troubles.

Sore Throat and Common Cold

One of the most commonly affecting troubles to the human race is the Sore Throat. A Sore throat appears in a variety of situations and infections which is a sort of challenge to the physician (doctor) to treat because of the multitude of the causes which are responsible for the sore throat.

Some of the common causes for Sore throat are as follows:
1. Acute Pharyngitis (Throat Inflammation)
2. Post Trauma
3. Diphtheria

A sore throat is usually presented with a mild to severe pain which is present in the oropharynx.

Differential Diagnosis of Sore Throat
The irritation and inflammation of sore throat is usually because of Acute (Sudden / Violent of a short origin) Viral Pharyngitis (Inflammation of the throat in a very short duration, many a times resultant of infection by virus).

Other causes of the infection are Streptococcal infections causing Pharyngitis, others including Trauma to the neck region or face and thorax, and swellings or tumours to the neck region.

Rare causes for Sore throat include cancer of the local regions.

Treatment of Sore Throat

The treatment of sore throat should always include the treatment of the base cause of the sore throat. Simply treating the inflammation and the pain of the throat is not going to help relieve the sore throat.

Thus a sum total of Antibiotics, Anti- Histaminics, Pain killers with the prescription of your doctor will help a lot in relieving the sore throat. Treatment with the medicines of the complementary medicines is also a good choice of treatment.

Gargling with warm water with salt added and dissolved will help a lot in relieving the pain in the throat. Along with that, Rest and avoiding pollution in general will also help in faster recovery of Sore throat.


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