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What are the symptoms of the sore throat ?

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Symptoms of a sore throat caused by bacteria or a virus may include

  • Painful red throat
  • Swollen tonsils
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Swollen lymph glande
  • Tendency to hawk, ham and suppressed voice
  • Mlaise.

In case of sore throat pain may spread to the ears.But there are very rare chancesof high fever.If the sore throat is due to the Coxsackie virus, small blisters may develop on the tonsils and in the soft palate.If the sore throat is due to a streptococcal infection, the tonsils often swell and become coated and the throat is sore.

Home Remedies of the sore throat

There are following home remedies for sore throat, they are given below:

  • Rest – Give your throat lots of rest, and try not to speak.
  • Drink Fluids – Drink lots and lots of fluids in the form of juices and water, it will help you keep hydrated.
  • SageSage is another popular alternative medicine used in the treatment of sore throats. Sage is beneficial in treating pharyngitis and other throat pains by reducing inflammation and protecting the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat.
  • Garlic – Garlic, a natural antibiotic, can be helpful in the speeding up of recovery and removal of bacteria, especially if your sore throat is caused by the flu or bacterial infection. Garlic can be taken in pill form by all age groups.
  • Lemon Juice, Honey and Hot Water – Now here is a little drink that will help sooth a sore throat. Add lemon juice (from one lemon) some honey, to a glass of hot water. Now you may drink this drink, it will help to sooth your throat and make your feel better.
  • Throw your Toothbrush – Once you get rid of the sore throat, get rid of your toothbrush as it may give you the sore throat again.
  • Slippery Elm - Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra) is another good ayurvedic remedy for the treatment of sore throat. It will help you to soothe the throat.