Sore Throat Remedies | How To Get Rid Of A Sore Throat (Medical Tips)
Sore Throat pain? Learn Sore Throat Remedies and How To Get Rid Of A Sore Throat with my Medical Tips!
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▶ In this video:
01:01 Sore Throat Signs And Symptoms?
02:28 Sore Throat Remedies?
09:30 How To Get Rid Of A Sore Throat?
14:05 When To Seek Medical Advice For Sore Throat?
SORE THROAT CAUSES:
A sore throat is often a symptom of:
Colds or flu – you may also have a blocked or runny nose, a cough, a high temperature (fever), a headache and general aches
Laryngitis (inflammation of the voice box) – you may also have a hoarse voice, a dry cough and a constant need to clear your throat
Tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils) – you may also have red or spotty tonsils, discomfort when swallowing and a fever
Strep throat (a bacterial throat infection) – you may also have swollen glands in your neck, discomfort when swallowing and tonsillitis
Glandular fever – you may also feel very tired and have a fever and swollen glands in your neck
It may also be caused by something irritating your throat, such as smoke, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (where acid leaks up from the stomach) and allergies.
Less common causes,
Less often, a sore throat can be a sign of:
Quinsy (a painful collection of pus at the back of the throat) – the pain may be severe and you may also have difficulty opening your mouth or difficulty swallowing
Epiglottitis (inflammation of the flap of tissue at the back of the throat) – the pain may be severe and you may have difficulty breathing and difficulty swallowing
The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Visit the following NHS website or you local healthcare providers on what to do if you think you have COVID-19.
SEEKING MEDICAL ADVICE FOR A SORE THROAT:
You don't usually need to get medical advice if you have a sore throat however your pharmacist may advise you see your GP if:
Your symptoms are severe
You have persistent symptoms that haven't started to improve after a week
You experience severe sore throats frequently
You have a weak immune system – for example, you have HIV, are having chemotherapy, or are taking medication that suppresses your immune system
If you have a persistent sore throat (one that lasts three to four weeks), you should see your GP who may refer you for further tests. This is because your sore throat may be a symptom of a more serious condition. Some possibilities are described below.
Visit your nearest accident and emergency department (A&E) or call 999 for an ambulance if you have severe symptoms such as:
Difficulty breathing or swallowing
A muffled voice
A high-pitched sound as you breathe (stridor)
When to get emergency help
Very rarely, a sore throat can be a sign of a serious problem.
Visit your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department or call 999 for an ambulance immediately if:
your symptoms are severe or getting worse quickly
You have difficulty breathing
You're making a high-pitched sound as you breathe (called stridor)
You have difficulty swallowing
You start drooling
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This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.