Cause of Sore Throat Is Not Always The Bacterial Infection!

Throat Pain

Throat Infection
Throat infection can be defined as pharyngeal and sometimes together with tonsil infection caused by viruses or bacteria. Cultures made in each throat infection may not be positive. Pharyngitis is defined as infection in the pharyngeal region, tonsillitis or tonsillitis is defined as infection in tonsils. Sore throat (pharyngitis) is inflammation of the back part of the throat by viruses or bacteria. Sometimes infection may occur at the same time in the pharynx and tonsils (tonsillopharyngitis). Beta-hemolytic A group streptococcus bacteria associated with rheumatic fever may be responsible for some throat infections.


In people with sore throat, if the fever does not rise too much, it is often the virus that causes the throat infection. In this case antibiotics will be ineffective; can also cause various negative effects on body resistance. When there is a sore throat due to viral infection, symptoms such as body malaise, muscle and joint pain, runny nose and sneezing may also occur. In such an infection, increasing warm oral fluid intake and resting without antibiotics is the most appropriate approach. If sore throat and fever are 38 degrees or more and last longer than two days, it is appropriate to start antibiotic treatment.

It is not right to resort to antibiotics immediately in a simple cold infection!

There is no specific treatment for the common cold. Since it is almost always caused by viral agents, there is no need to give antibiotics to patients. Starting antibiotics immediately does not prevent secondary bacterial infections, but also causes the resident bacteria to settle in this area. The common cold may also have a thick, opaque or colored discharge. This picture does not indicate that the infection is bacterial. In treatment, medications can be used to reduce fever and to reduce restlessness, and saline can be used to relieve nasal congestion. Antibiotics should be used in patients who do not improve their clinical status and have increased fever.

Nutritional advice for sore throat

The use of antibiotics is unnecessary in most sore throats. You can recover more quickly by paying attention to your diet and increasing your resting time.

In case of a sore throat, it is important to pay attention to the following nutritional recommendations:

Herbal teas, chamomile, roybos and rosehips are mixed to consume and protect against throat infections. Ginger, turmeric and black pepper, mixing with honey every morning to eat 1 teaspoon helps to relieve sore throat and infections. For more benefit, make sure that the ginger is freshly ground. Do not drink water immediately after. Include important prebiotic resources such as pickles and kefir against throat infections in your daily diet. You can chew a few cloves to ease the sore throat. The fact that carnations did not wait long; So make sure it is fresh. Try to consume plenty of water against any kind of infection.

Combining the strength of these two yellow foods provides protection against throat infections. Squeeze the quince lemon squeeze, 1 teaspoon of honey by pouring lightly crush. This mixture can be consumed every morning or evening; protects you against throat infections, helps you to overcome diseases more easily. Quince is an antiseptic food that provides protection against throat infections with its vitamin C, copper, iron, potassium and magnesium content. Lemon is a powerful source of vitamin C and an antioxidant source.

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