Sore throat (pharyngitis) is a painful inflammation of the pharynx, which is the part of the throat that lies between the mouth and the larynx (voice box). Sore throat is often a symptom of various illnesses such as colds and flu, glandular fever, respiratory tract infections, tonsillitis, and chickenpox. While most sore throats heal without complications, in some cases, they develop into a serious illness.
Treatment prevents serious complications associated with streptococcal infections. Treatment of strep throat, which includes antibiotics, is the same for both younger and older children. Although strep throat typically resolves on its own within two to five days, treatment is given for a number of reasons. Treatment failure may result from a number of factors including failure to follow the treatment plan or sore throat due to another cause.
The belleric myrobalan, commonly known as behera in Ayurvedic parlance, is a popular Indian household remedy for coughs. The pulp of its fruit is taken. This pulp is mixed with salt, long pepper and honey. This is given for allaying the problems of sore throat. Instead of this preparation, its fried fruit can also be covered with wheat flour and then roasted on a low flame.
There are also some home remedies. These may not be prescribed by doctors but over the years they have worked for many sufferers. An age-old one is chicken soup. Another is cabbage broth. Chicken soup has bee studied by a University of Nebraska medical team and found to really relieve cold symptoms. However, researchers aren’t sure which ingredients in the soup actually do this. But laboratory studies have shown that the soup combats inflammation and gives your immunity system a boost bringing about a faster recovery.
Strep throat can occur to anyone, at any time. Although children and teenagers are the ones who often get strep throat, adults may also be affected by this illness. Strep throat occurs due to infection with group A streptococcus bacteria. This type of bacteria is very contagious and can be easily transmitted through secretions (sneezing, coughing) or physical contact (handshake, touch).
The most amazing and effective treatment is using 5 shakes of Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum frutescens) Powder in a cup of hot water (or herbal tea or saline solution or lemon juice) and gargle every 15 minutes with the spicy elixir. May swallow each time a tiny bit. Gargling with cayenne can cause a strong burning sensation of lips and tongue. Therefore is good keeping milk or yogurt in your mouth after gargling until the burning disappears.
After this the next natural sore throat cure is Betel popularly known as Piper Betel. You need to crush the betel leaves and apply them directly on your throat externally. If you have cold along with the sore throat, you can take the berry of the plant along with the honey