Spring brings not only warm weather, but alsovarious diseases. And in particular - angina. As a rule, at the first painful sensations in the throat people rush to the pharmacy and get various pharmacological preparations. But is this always justified? After all, very often the people's prescriptions for treating angina are no worse, and sometimes even more effective than all kinds of medications. This is exactly what will be discussed below. Let's first remember what is sore throat. After all, not every reddening of the throat and pain testify to this disease. Angina is an exclusively infectious disease in which the inflammatory process spreads to the tonsils. The cause of this inflammatory process is the introduction into the human body of various pathogenic microflora, most often streptococci. They get into the throat in a variety of ways - by contact with a sick person, when using unwashed products, using dirty dishes. And in some cases, the cause of the disease can become even those bacteria that are constantly on the surface of the tonsils. They can provoke the disease in the light of unfavorable conditions - sudden hypothermia, temperature fluctuations. For example, sometimes it's enough just to soak your feet or eat ice cream. In addition, the development of the disease in no small degree can contribute to any irritants, such as alcohol, dust. In addition, some chronic diseases - tonsillitis or adenoids, because of which there is often a violation of nasal breathing. By the way, very often angina can be a consequence of the presence of such diseases as sinusitis or caries.
Symptoms of the disease
As a rule, the disease begins unexpectedly. In a sick person, state of health sharply and significantly worsens:
- The body temperature rises considerably, sometimes up to 39 - 40 degrees.
- Headache of varying degrees of intensity - from mild to severe.
- Unpleasant sensations in the throat - dryness and a feeling of constriction, due to a slight swelling.
- Increase and soreness of certain groups of lymph nodes.
- Increase and reddening of inflamed tonsils. Depending on the variety of angina, there may be a purulent deposit or ulcerative lesions.
As a rule, the average time of the course of the diseaseis about 7 to 8 days, after which a full recovery occurs. However, in some cases, the development of a complication of angina, such as paratonzillar abscess. It begins extremely suddenly - on the second or third day after all the signs of the disease completely disappeared. At first glance it may seem that a full recovery has come. But it was not - the temperature of the body rises to very high figures, there are strong pain in the throat, not in any way connected with swallowing. Again, very swollen lymph nodes - a sick man with difficulty turns his head, refuses food. And in especially severe cases, even difficulty breathing.
Treatment of sore throats
In order to avoid the development of all kinds ofcomplications, it is necessary to strictly observe all the recommendations and prescriptions of the attending physician. This will help to defeat the disease in the shortest possible time. All medicines the doctor should select strictly individually in each specific case. If a sick person is engaged in self-medication, it will not lead to anything good - the condition can deteriorate significantly, so you should not take risks. However, there are a number of recommendations, the observance of which is necessary in all cases without exception. And we will begin a conversation with the power of a sick person. The diet should be maximally rich, containing a large number of vitamins, proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Of course, all food should be sparing - steam cutlets, liquid porridges, kissels, broths, fruit drinks. Food should in no case be acute, hot or salty - this will only be an additional irritant for tonsils. Due to the fact that angina is an extremely contagious disease, it is very important to remember the precautionary measures. A sick person should have a separate dishware, towel and other hygiene items. The dishes should be washed and stored separately from the rest. Yes, and things are also desirable to wash separately. The caretaker should wash his hands as often as possible. Children are strictly prohibited from entering the room of a sick family member.
Secrets of Traditional Medicine
It is time to move on to the main theme of ourarticles and tell about the popular treatment of purulent sore throat. But be sure to remember that all of the following recipes can only serve as a supplement to the treatment prescribed by the doctor. And in no case do not apply this or that recipe, without consulting in advance with your doctor.
- Garlic broth
Garlic broth is very effective at the very beginningThe disease, when the angina only declared itself. For its preparation, grind 6-7 pre-cleaned cloves of garlic, pour them into enameled dishes and pour one glass of milk. Bring the milk to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about five minutes. The resulting broth of garlic, the sick person should drink in equal parts, for 12 hours. As a rule, after 6 hours the pain sensations are significantly dulled, and after a day and the general condition of the sick person is significantly improved. However, remember that this remedy is only a kind of "first aid". Therefore, never stop the treatment prescribed by your doctor.
- Milk and honey
Another very widely known tool ishot milk with honey. Prepare this recipe as follows: boil one glass of milk, add to it one teaspoon of honey, butter and half a teaspoon of soda. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and let the sick person drink before going to bed. Pay attention - this prescription is contraindicated for those people who suffer from allergies to any products of beekeeping and from various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Very often the question arises: is it possible to give this remedy to children? In principle, contraindications for children are the same as for adults. But will you be able to get a child to drink this drink, which has a very specific taste?
- Onion and honey
For adults, a very effective toolis the following mixture. Squeeze 100 grams of onion juice and mix it with two tablespoons of any natural honey. Dampen the resulting mixture with a cotton swab and lubricate the entire throat. Remember that you will need more than one stick - you can not dunk it twice in the solution, so as not to contaminate it with bacteria. Immediately after this, moisten in this mixture two mustard plasters, which must be applied to the soles and left for an hour. It is advisable to spend this hour in bed. After it is necessary to steal your feet in hot water and put on woolen socks. At this time, a decoction of linden, which must be drunk instead of tea, is extremely useful.
- Cranberry and honey
And the usual candy, designed to reducesore throat, with success can replace the following remedy. Grind half a glass of cranberry mint. And you can use both fresh berries and frozen ones. Of course, preheated to room temperature. Mix berries with half a glass of any natural honey. It is necessary to thoroughly dissolve a teaspoon of this mixture once per hour. Incidentally, it not only reduces pain, but also very effectively removes the inflammatory process.
- Tea and honey
For rinsing, you can use the followingrecipe. Brew half a glass of strong black tea. In it, you need to add one tablespoon of honey and apple (!) Vinegar, and mix thoroughly. A sick person should gargle with the resulting solution every two hours in the first day of the disease. In all the days that follow, three to five times a day are enough.
- Broth chamomile and celandine
To prepare a decoction of chamomile and celandine youmust be placed in enameled dishes on a tablespoon of dry raw material. Pour the grass with one liter of water and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat, cover the pan tightly and boil for about 15 minutes. Ready to cool the broth can be filtered with gauze tissue - otherwise the grass particles can cause very unpleasant sensations during the rinse. Gargling is necessary as often as possible. As a rule, the pain recedes after the first rinse. A persistent positive result is observed after the first day of treatment. There are no contraindications to this drug, except, perhaps, individual intolerance.
In the event that you can find a blackberry -both fresh and frozen - we recommend that you try the following recipe. 200 grams of fruit, pour 0.5 liters of boiling water and cover. Allow to brew for about three hours, pre-wrapped with a warm terry towel. By the way, if you can not find berries, you can replace them with dry leaves of blackberry, which are sold in pharmacies. This infusion can be used for both rinsing and ingestion. Gargle is necessary every three hours - the blackberry very well removes inflammation. And inside the infusion can also be taken - 5 tablespoons before each meal. Blackberry perfectly mobilizes the human immune system.
- Decoction of blueberries
Another great rinse aidThe throat is the decoction of blueberries. It is prepared as follows: mash half a glass of berries to a puree state. Put it in enameled dishes and pour one liter of steep boiling water. Let it brew for an hour and bring it to a boil at low heat. After that, add one tablespoon of honey and stir well. This broth should begin to gargle immediately after the first painful sensations. Rinse should be as often as possible - every hour at least. Relief will come after three to four hours.
- Sea buckthorn oil
Sea-buckthorn oil is also very effective whenangina. The course of treatment is as follows. In one glass of warm drinking water, dissolve one teaspoon of sea buckthorn oil. Gargle should be rinsed every 20 minutes, until pain disappears. As a rule, this happens in a day. Compresses with sea buckthorn oil are very effective. Dampen with a gauze napkin, put it on your throat. On top of the napkin, place the plastic wrap and secure with a bandage. The duration of the compress is 2 hours. If you do it in the evening, then you can leave for the whole night.
- Solution of iodine and salt
In cases of severe inflammation of the tonsils veryeffectively rinse the throat with the following solution. In a glass of warm boiled water, pour half a teaspoon of soda, salt and a couple drops of iodine. During rinsing, extremely unpleasant sensations are possible. However, in most cases, even after the first rinse, even the most severe pain recedes. All these folk methods of treatment of purulent sore throat are very effective, so do not ignore their existence. But it's also not necessary to forget about the need to timely consult a doctor. And remember the most important thing - do not use these recipes for the treatment of children. We advise you to read: