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Sore Throat Infection And Sore Throat Remedies
We’ve all had to deal with a sore throat at some point of time in our lives. They’re especially common in children, but adults too are susceptible. Most sore throats are caused by a variety of different viruses, such as the cold virus. They can also be caused by other factors, like breathing in dry air or injuries to the throat. While not very serious, a sore throat can make eating, drinking, and sometimes even speaking difficult.
Sore throats are usually caused by an infection to the pharynx, tonsils, or other areas around the throat. They sometimes begin with the onset of a cold, or when a runny nose drains into the throat. There are a variety of different viruses or bacteria that may cause a sore throat ranging from the common Streptococcus and cold virus to the Herpes Simplex and Epstein-barr microbes. Fortunately, sore throats don’t last very long, and usually, run their own course.
Symptoms And Treatment For Sore Throat
Symptoms include a pain in the throat, which may even spread to the ears. The throat may appear raw and reddish and the tonsils may be swollen. Symptoms vary according to the virus that cause the soreness, and may include a fever, swollen lymph nodes, blisters in the throat, or foul smelling breath.
A simple rule of thumb is that you should avoid consuming anything that irritates your throat. This includes sweet foods like chocolates, candy, and pop-tarts, which will irritate your throat when going down. Sour or acidic foods will also irritate your throat, and should be left out. This means that sour lime juices, cranberry juice, and pickles are a no-no.
|Submitted on January 16, 2014|