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How to soothe a sore throat?

How to fight with a sore throat?

Sore throat, is probably the most common symptom that affects us. How to deal with it? The main thing is to distinguish whether the sore throat is necessary to go to the doctor if you can lie back in the house and wait for the same to us pass.

When the doctor with a sore throat?

To the doctor, be sure to go with streptococcal angina, which is caused by the bacterium. Very characteristic of the strep throat is that it appears suddenly.

One day we are quite healthy, and the second throat hurts us, we are totally sick, we can not move out of bed, we have a high fever.

Then it is necessary to visit a doctor.

However, if the sore throat occurs gradually and is accompanied by a runny nose and mild cough, then it is most likely a virus and just plain symptomatic treatment.

In the case of viral pharyngitis really important it is that we we feel good. We are not able or accelerate cure the disease or kill the virus. Therefore it treats only the symptoms.

Medicines for viral pharyngitis

The most common drugs include:

  • ordinary tablets available in pharmacies without a prescription, that a sucks to remove a sore throat.

So you can really suck them very much. Even a dozen a day the important thing is to simply throat did not hurt us. In addition, when accompanied by fever or a runny nose that can be resorted drugs that target other symptoms.

Fever good drug is acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

Warning! Paracetamol is taken from 10-15 mg per kg body weight (eg. a person weighing 100 kg may take from 1,000 to 1,500 mg). The most common one tablet is 500 mg.

So the 100 kg person should take at least 3 pills. Under no sense.

As for ibuprofen optimum dose is between 5 and 10 mg per kg of body weight, which means that eg. 80 kg person should take 400 mg ibuprofen as in standard doses translates to 2 tablets.


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