(Last Updated on : 27/02/2012)
A sore throat is a common physical symptom caused by acute pharyngitis or throat inflammation. It can cause extreme pain that makes swallowing difficult. It is a pain anywhere in the oropharynx. It most common cause is acute viral pharyngitis (80%) which is a viral infection in the throat
Treatment of Sore Throat
: When the patient suffers from sudden, severe pharyngitis with severe pain and high fever, he or she should use the medicine Aconite 30. The victim is extremely anxious, fears death and wants the doctor to be summoned immediately. There is an almost unquenchable thirst for large quantities of cold water.
: The cases where there is acute pharyngitis, the throat looking fiery red, with burning, stinging pain, this medicine will be helpful. There is such sensitivity to touch that the victim can't tolerate clothes around the neck. Thirstlessness is an important feature as well.
Baryta carb 30
: The patient should use the medicine named Baryta carb 30 when he or she has sore throat from consumption of cold drinks. There is a sensation of plug in the throat. The food-pipe contracts as soon as food enters that causes gagging and chocking. A tendency to catch colds easily is a feature of this medicine.
: Sudden, acute pharyngitis with severe burning pain in the throat and high fever are some of the important symptoms to use this homeopathic medicine. There is a constant desire to swallow the saliva. There is a rush of blood to the head, causing flushed face and throbbing carotids as well.
Merc sol 30
: This medicine can be used when the patient suffers from severe pharyngitis, the throat looking bluish red. The tongue is large and moist and shows an imprint of teeth. Profuse, offensive perspiration, trembling of the body and extreme thirst for large quantities of cold water indicate this medicine.
: Severe pharyngitis with dark-red, ash-coloured appearance of this throat and burning pain in the throat. The pain shoots into the ears on trying to swallow. The pain is worse on taking hot fluids but better when cold drinks are consumed. When all these symptoms are present in a patient, he or she should take the medicine named Phytolacca.