We all know that winter air, seasonal allergies, or a cold may cause burning feeling in the throat but sometimes the convict is strep throat, which is an infection due to streptococcus (strep) bacteria.
A sore throat is the sign of cold and goes away after one or two days without medical treatment, many sore throats are caused by viral infections such as mumps, laryngitis, herpangina, or influenza and also by bacterial infections such as tonsillitis, epiglottitis, and uvulitis. Sore throat can be caused by smoking, alcohol consumption, Hay fever, and screaming for a long time.
Strep throat is very dangerous when untreated, and can be passed from person to person, when a sick person breathes, sneezes, or coughs the strep bacteria get enter into the air. Symptoms of strep throat usually appear 2 - 5 days after infection.
Symptoms: The most common symptoms are,
â¢ A sudden, severe sore throat
â¢ Fever over 101 Â°F
â¢ Throat pain while swallowing
â¢ Swollen tonsils and lymph nodes
â¢ Belly pain and headache
â¢ White patches in the throat
â¢ Pus in the back of throat
Medications: Antibiotics will not work on sore throats associated with colds, pain relievers such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen and naproxen, to relieve the aches of a sore throat. Take a glass of salt water, which can help keep the throat moist and reduce that burning or scratchy feeling.
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Last date updated on June, 2014