Strep Throat - First few things to do at home

One fine morning you get up with a sore throat making it difficult for you to swallow or even sneeze and you are clueless as there were no symptoms at night when you went to bed. Strep throat is that sudden onset of an infection that can leave you in pain and agony without any symptoms of usual cold that you might expect.

Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat and tonsils common among kids as well as adults. The presence of bacteria sometimes is asymptomatic, while other times they can be quite a big culprit giving you all sort of uncommon experiences.  

Symptoms of strep throat

  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Swollen tonsils
  • Headache and fever
  • Lack of appetite
  • Nausea and rashes

Certain tests can diagnose the condition by checking for the presence of bacteria after which the doctor might prescribe the medicines.

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Certain home remedies can also give you relief from the condition.

  • Salt water gurgle: It is an age-old solution to all your throat problems. Add some water to warm water and try gurgling twice or thrice a day to reduce the swelling and mucus.
  • Warm beverage: Try some hot ginger tea, green tea or any other herbal tea. In place of sugar, add honey as it will soothe your throat and reduce the itching and irritation.
  • Take honey: Gulping a spoon of honey can help you get rid of the cough or throat problem. Honey is also a component in ayurvedic cough syrups. It reduces the irritation and itching in the throat.
  • Take enough rest: Sleep enough to give yourself rest. Also keeping yourself in resting position will prevent the infection to spread. The bacteria will also subside with you taking rest and do not keep your throat active. Talking less and being physically less active will help in fast recovery.

If your condition is severe which will be apparent in the form of throat redness and rashes on your skin, you should consider visiting a doctor. Sometimes, the infection is so widespread that even your oral cavity with gums and tongue might turn red. It is then, you will really find eating anything very difficult and would like to avoid even drinking water. Do not wait anymore and seek immediate medical attention in such cases. The doctor might suggest you some antibiotics which is a must to have in this condition.  

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