Pharyngitis or tonsillitis?
Sore throat - that's what the diagnosis puts itself at the same time90% of people and begins to be treated yourself. And what a paradox in this case it is observed: if a person really sore throat - he is treated "poorly" and does not drink medicines needed in this disease. But if banal pharyngitis - we drink antibiotics, which often leads to unpleasant consequences: not cure pharyngitis, we earn dysbacteriosis.
Let's try to understand the difference between a sore throat from pharyngitis how to treat pharyngitis, and why should we run to the doctor, if you are really sick with an angina.
Angina - Is a common disease of the body, which affects not only can the tonsils and pharyngeal mucosa, but also the heart, joints and connective tissue. What's the matter?
The causative agent is often a sore throatbeta-hemolytic streptococcus group A. The microorganism is capable of penetrating the blood produce toxins which by their nature, the so-called antigenic structure resemble cardiac muscle, connective tissue and joint tissue. Can you imagine, this leads to what consequences?
The body begins to produce antibodies,designed to fight infection. But they are not produced in harmful streptococci, and to the heart muscle tissue of the joints and connective tissue, and try to destroy these organs. Of course, this does not always happen, but at the wrong treatment or lack thereof is observed quite often.
Pharyngitis - An inflammation of the pharyngeal mucosa. Called by most viruses, 80% of the population observed in the chronic form, and almost always takes place easily and without complications, it can and should be treated with folk remedies.
What's the Difference
When angina is always (with rare exceptions), the temperature rises to 38 degrees or more. When pharyngitis or normal temperature, or 37-37,5.
When tonsillitis throat hurts more in the afternoon. When pharyngitis is the most painful moment - this morning awakening.
When angina becomes very painful when you try to eat something, drink, every sip is becoming unbearable. When pharyngitis becomes easier, if you do, for example, a sip of warm tea.
When angina are more pronounced symptoms of intoxication, such as severe weakness, muscle pain, nausea, dizziness, headache.
If you suspect that you have angina,you must always consult a doctor. In streptococcus antibiotics act only! Do not attempt to treat angina alone! And make a month after angina cardiogram for your own peace of mind, to prevent acquired heart disease, which may be a consequence of the disease.
If you find yourself sore throat symptoms,not much to worry about. Try to start to warm up a teaspoon of honey to drip a few drops of lemon juice and dissolve slowly several times a day, as a piece of candy. In the nose laying ordinary butter to melt it there. The throat rinse several times a day with salt with iodine - a wonderful antiseptic. Soar legs, drinking tea with raspberries and three days sitting at home. All symptoms will pass very quickly. If you can not drink pharyngitis antibiotics, because it viral, and antibiotics do not work on viruses, do not torture your body unnecessarily.
I wish you health and well being!