Strep throat or Streptococcal sore throat means an infection of mucous membrane lining in pharynx. Tonsils are swollen because of the streptococcus bacteria that are develop through smoking, over fatigued, and infected by others who are suffering from sore throat. It passes through by sneezing, coughing or close contact. A person who is infected by streptococcus bacteria develops a painful sore throat in a maximum of five days. This type bacterium is commonly transmitted by droplets and can pass from person to person.
If you are suffering from this infection it is likely for you to have fever accompanied by headache, muscle aches, nausea and swollen lymph glands. It will be difficult for you to eat and swallow your food. Usually, a person who suffers from this infection is being treated by anti-biotic. If taken for granted this can cause to a more serious case.
There are natural remedies to cure this infection, one is using a cayenne pepper mix a 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper with one glove of garlic and take one half teaspoon full every half an hour. It is not advisable to drink it with water for it to coat your throat. It is also a good way to boost your immune system and will help to eliminate the bacteria.
Another home remedy is taking apple cider vinegar; it can easily make you feel better. Mix 1 tablespoon of the apple cider vinegar with eight ounces of fresh water and gargle it every after thirty minutes. It is more comfortable to compare to the pepper treatment. Another treatment is a combination of honey and lemon; mix a tablespoon of honey and lemon with one glass of hot water. Let the glass cool down and sip it once in a while it will provide a tasty relief to your throat.
Gargling warm water with salt is the most popular treatment for strep throat; it is commonly used especially by parents if their children are suffering from this infection. Another Natural way to cure sore throat is boiling a half teaspoon of cinnamon in a cup of water for ten minutes. Drink it three to four times in a day, it will not only give you relief but also sooth your itchy throat.
Mentholated Salve is also a common cure for kids who suffer from this infection. It can help your child to be relaxed and breathe better. It is also recommended to add some eucalyptus for steam treatment. This is also a good cure for kids who have flu and clogged nose.
Belladonna is the most common use to treat someone who are infected with streptococcus bacteria, it’s an herb that reduces the inflammation of the throat, lessen the fever and decongest the airways it is also said that this is a good alternatives for antibiotics. Another commonly use treatment is phytolacca, this is also good for young children who are infected with this bacteria and it is recommended to combine it with multivitamins to speed up the treatment. These natural cures are only good for first aid but if the infection was not cure or persist it is best recommended to seek for the help of a doctor.
There are ways to prevent from getting or passing this infection, frequently washing hands is the number one advised to lessen the risk of getting and passing this infection especially after sneezing. Proper disposal of tissues or paper cloth that was used while sneezing or coughing, do not share food or utensils with any one, not smoking, and avoid close contact with someone who has infected with this bacteria. A good diet, regular exercise and enough sleep can also help for your body to resist this kind of infection. This infection is also commonly arises during wet season so it is recommended to saturate or humidify your place because during this times your moisture in the area can help you to resist this infection. It is also advisable for smokers to stop because they are more prone in getting this infection.
A clean environment is also important because dust or any small particles in the air can be a cause for streptococcus bacteria to develop. If a family member is suffering from this infection it is merely the case that everyone can get infected too. That is why it is recommended not to have a close contact with an infected family member. Make sure that the utensil that was used by a family member to be separated from others, always sanitize the area with sanitizer or alcohol, and if you are infected with these bacteria make sure to cover your mouth with tissue or paper cloth every time you cough or sneeze and properly throw your used tissues and always be mindful about others because they might also be infected.