Thursday, January 2, 2014

A Few Simple Home Remedies For Curing Strep Throat

The tissue inside the throat is very vulnerable to foreign bacteria and microorganisms and it can be infected very easily because the air we breathe passes through the throat so if we breathe any viruses we are at high risk of getting a strep throat.
Strep throat is a very common condition that affects many people especially because it is very contagious. Its symptoms are sore throat, difficulties in swallowing, fever, headaches and a general feeling of weakness. Strep throat can cause serious complications if nothing is done to treat it.
The treatment for strep throat is usually antibiotics because they can quickly kill the viruses responsible for the infection, but there other cures for this illness that are natural and that can also cure the infection. Natural cures are preferred by many people because they are healthy and they can do other beneficial thing for the body, like healing other damaged tissues and improving the defense system. Here are some simple home remedies help fighting strep throat without taking antibiotics. You should also ask your doctor for an advice because sometimes the infection is too advanced and only antibiotics can cure it in short time before it gets worse.
Certain things can increase the risk of an infection. Among these the most dangerous are cigarette smoke and alcohol, both can irritate and damage the throat if it is already infected. So ceasing alcohol consumption and smoking is recommended if you want to protect not only your throat but your whole body.
In order to prevent a strep throat infection you should stay away from those that are already infected, and kindly ask them to cover their mouth when coughing or sneezing. Washing your hands often can reduce some of the risks because you can touch something with bacteria on it and then eat or touch your mouth and get infected.
If you have strep throat you should get a lot of rest and sleep because the body can recover while it's rested. Hot tea and soup can do good to the irritated tissue inside the throat, and drinking a lot of water can relieve the pain when you swallow.
You should also try to eat soft foods that go easy down the throat, like milk with cereals, some fruits, eggs, soups, or yoghurt. Avoid foods that have acid and spicy foods, as these foods can irritate the throat even more.
Try maintaining the humidity from the air to a raised level. Moisturized air relieves the symptoms of the dry strep throat.
Finally, stay away from polluted environments, with a lot of chemicals and smoke as these are also irritant factors that can make strep throat worse.
Feel free to try any of the home remedies for strep throat but if you see that the pain and symptoms are not lighter consult a doctor because you may have a stronger infection that can only be cured with medication.


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