Pharyngitis or tonsillitis?
Angina - that’s what diagnosis it sets itself90% of people and begins to be treated independently. Moreover, what paradox is observed in this case: if a person has a true sore throat - he is treated "poorly" and does not drink the medicines necessary for this disease. But if banal pharyngitis - we drink antibiotics, which often leads to unpleasant consequences: without curing pharyngitis, we earn dysbiosis.
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.
With angina, the throat hurts more in the afternoon. With pharyngitis, the most painful moment is 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 with symptoms of pharyngitis, thendon't worry much. For starters, try warming up a teaspoon of honey, dripping a few drops of lemon juice there and dissolving slowly several times a day, like a candy. In the nose we put ordinary butter so that it melts there. Throat rinse several times a day with salt with iodine - this is a wonderful antiseptic. We soar our legs, drink tea with raspberries and sit at home for three days. All symptoms will go away very quickly. With pharyngitis, you can not drink antibiotics, because it is of a viral nature, and the antibiotic does not act on viruses, you should not torment your body in vain.
I wish you health and well being!