It is an illness that causes throat ache, pain, rash and idigiestion. Pharyngitis usually occurs with cold.
What is pharyngitis?
ıt can be described as the back section of the throat called farynx getting inflammated. In public it is known as throat ache or throat infection. This illness usually occurs during very cold winter months and spreads quickly among individuals that have close connections.
Since it may be viral, treatment varies depending on symptoms.
If the patients has symptoms they immedietely should go to a doctor because if pharyngitis gets worse it may clog the airways or cause absida on back of the throat. Also it is an important illness since it may cause heart rheumatism and kidney complicaitons. Diagnosis on time and early medication helps a lot.
The most important symptoms are feeling of burning in the throat, difficulty in swallowing, postnasal drip, throrat ache, coughing, fever, feeling of rash, also symptoms life exhaustion, joint pain, weakness are seen.
Why pharyngitis happen?
The most common facor is viruses but a lot of organism that contain bacteria may cause it some of the infections that cause pharyngitis are;
-beta infection caused by grup A streptoccus adenovirus infections caused by cold
Af first the cause have to be found. Antibiotic treatment is used for bacterial pharyngitis treatment. In order to reduce the symptoms, nasal sprays and painkillers are used. Tehre are no antibiotics used for viral pharyngitis. If pharyngitis becomes chronic, treatment changes and goes into a difficult process. İt is important to avoid smoking, stay in ventilated ares and avoid dust and various chemicals in both cases.
If the patient has reflux, or sinus infection, those diseases have to be treated first. In order to trat reflux keep your head up high while sleeping and avoid eating 1.5 hours before sleeping. It is imporant to avoid food that cause reflux.
In some viral pharyngitis cases it is possible to reduce symptoms. Best methods are;
Drinking broth soup
Mouthwash with hot salted water
Resting in bed
Humidifying the room
Pharyngitis in children
Pharyngitis is seen in children a lot usually in winter. Since it is a viral disease it speeds easyli among school children. It is usually seen between the ages of 2 and 12. The symptoms are; weakness, throat ache, fever. Some children may experience vomit or stomach ache.
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