Sore throat is one of the most common symptoms to many health related issues that have to do with your mouth and throat. It is also one of the most annoying issues to have as it tends to go on a long period of time even after your cold or fever is long gone. But sometimes sore throat can be the premonition to something much worse than the local neighborhood viral flu. Here is a breakdown of the most common causative agents for a sore throat that haunts your week.
When a bacteria invades you
When the streptococcus gets inside you, then it causes something called a strep throat. Strep throats do not happen with the cough and the congestion as is usual. Strep throat shows up as an extreme case of sore throat and sometimes a fever. You need antibiotics added to your medical supplies to get rid of this one. The infection is based on your tonsils and throat areas.
Tonsillitis, epiglottitis and adenoiditis both show up with the precursor of inflammation on your throat which shows up on a throatscope Australia. For tonsillitis the inflammation will be on your tonsils where the bacteria would have settled on, then for epiglottitis it’s based on the epiglottis (a tiny leaf shaped tissue on your trachea) and for adenoiditis the bacteria makes its home is on your adenoids (a bunch of soft lymphoid tissue behind your nasal cavity).
When it’s a virus that invades
The most famous of the viruses is the common cold which usually just gets into your body and ends up fighting with the immune system (and the immune system wins and you will end up suffering through the fight). There are a bunch of medication available for boosting up your immune system to fight off the viruses from your body.
Laryngitis is when the virus ends up settling on your vocal cords. Usually with this problem you will lose your voice and will have difficulty breathing sometimes as well (as the vocal cords is on the trachea and needs to open to let air through to the lungs).
The kissing disease or mononucleosis is seen mainly in young adults and teenagers. The disease can be spread only by swapping/ taking saliva from someone who is infected (so stay away from glasses, eating utensils and toothbrushes of the infected as well). You get a sore throat, ever, inflamed throat, swollen neck glands, lethargy and such when you get the disease.
Most of the diseases and problems that comes after the sign of a sore throat can be cured by taking care of your health and taking in proper medication.