Before taking medicine for Sore throat, a patient should be diagnosed properly, because no medicines are typically required unless it is a bacterial infection. Sore throat is Diagnosed by Throat culture or Rapid Antigen test. Sore throats are caused by Allergies, bacteria or viruses and can be recovered by itself except in bacterial infections which are caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. Patient may use Paracetamol or other Painkillers to reduce pain or fever. Symptoms of sore throats include runny nose, red eyes, cough, sneezing, headaches, difficulty in speaking and breathing.
The patient with a Bacterial sore throat can be treated with antibiotics. Complete dose regimen can treat the patient properly. However, if the patient fails to comply with a given regimen, situation becomes worse. Some lozenges of antiseptics, anti-inflammatory or anesthetics are also given to keep the throat moist.
Antibiotics used in the treatment of Sore throat are:
• Macrolides: Erythromycin, Azithromycin
• Beta Beta-lactamase inhibitor: Clavulanic acid and Beta-lactam antibiotic: Amoxicillin
Sore throat needs some care at home too. Saltwater gargle, use of gingers, garlic are effective in Sore throat.
Frequently asked questions(FAQs)
How to treat Sore Throat at home?
Sore throat can be treated at home by simple remedies. In some condition, there is no need of medicines if you carefully apply these home remedies.
1. Saltwater Gargle.
2. Consume Ginger and Garlic.
3. Gargle with antiseptic: Betadine.
4. Avoid consumption of Oily foods.
5. Stay Warm.
6. Do not expose in Dirt and Cold.
What is sore throat?
Sore throat is a common type of infection in throat area. It may be either caused by virus or bacteria. Sore throat is characterized when you have following symptoms :
2. Hoarse sound
3. Painful swallowing
4. Difficulty in breathing
5. Difficulty in talking
6. Scratchy throat.