Pharyngitis: symptoms and natural remedies for inflammation of the pharynx

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Pharyngitis, commonly called sore throat, is an inflammation of the pharyngeal mucosa that can cause pain, redness, difficulty swallowing and more. Let's find out more about all the symptoms that pharyngitis can cause and the most suitable natural remedies to fight throat inflammation.

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La pharyngitis, commonly called sore throat, is inflammation of the pharyngeal mucosa which can cause pain, redness, difficulty swallowing and more. Let's find out more about all the symptoms that one can entail pharyngitis and most suitable natural remedies to combat this inflammation in the throat.





Sore throat is one of the problems that most often afflict young and old during the cold season. In most cases it is an infection due to the presence of virus which often also lead to colds, but only rarely is pharyngitis bacterial or due to other causes such as the presence of gastroesophageal reflux.

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It will obviously be the doctor who will assess the real cause of the pharyngitis on a case-by-case basis. But now let's see the classic symptoms and the less frequent ones that can appear in the case of ipharyngeal irritation or sore throat.

SYMPTOMS OF Pharyngitis

In addition to the classic sore throat, pharyngitis can also bring with it other localized symptoms, in particular: growth of lymph nodes that become painful to the touch, difficulty swallowing, dry or plaque throat, cough, lowering of the voice (aphonia), itching or a lumpy feeling in the throat.

Often then the sore throat is accompanied by a cold, or it is interspersed, in the sense that first a problem appears and once cured the other appears. This is due to the fact that sore throats and colds are both due to the presence of the same virus. In some cases a trivial pharyngitis can worsen resulting in high fever, weakness, general malaise. If this happens it is likely that it is a bacterial pharyngitis and at that point it is necessary to consult a doctor.

To recap a pharyngitis may cause the following symptoms to appear:

• Swollen and painful lymphodes


• Dry throat

• Aphonia


• Cough

• Plaques in the throat

• Difficulty swallowing

• Feeling of a lump in the throat

• Itching in the mouth

Others concomitant symptoms may be:

• Cold

• Fever

• General malaise

• Weakness

Pharyngitis usually heals spontaneously within a few days but to facilitate the process it is possible to use some natural remedies.

NATURAL REMEDIES FOR Pharyngitis

Nature offers us several solutions to treat pharyngitis. These are in particular plants or natural products with soothing and anti-inflammatory power, also useful for calming coughs by restoring the correct balance of the mucous membrane.

In particular, these are:

Licorice

Sucking on pure licorice or drinking licorice tea can help stop inflammation and relieve pharyngitis.

Mauve

A nice mallow herbal tea has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to soften the mucous membrane. To make it even more effective, you can add a teaspoon of honey when it is warm.

Honey

Honey is an always valid grandmother's remedy against sore throats, you can take a teaspoon by itself to dissolve slowly in your mouth or put it in a hot drink that is herbal tea, milk or better vegetable drink. Among the types of honey most recommended in case of sore throat are that of eucalyptus and manuka honey.

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Ginger

Even the infusion of ginger as well as chewing a small piece of fresh root or even a candied ginger are valid remedies against pharyngitis useful for relieving the feeling of discomfort in the throat.



Propolis

Propolis is particularly useful in case of sore throat especially if you can spray directly on site. In this way, a sort of patina is created on the mucosa which, even if it burns, can then give relief and help heal sooner.

Echinacea, heather and sage

An excellent natural remedy for pharyngitis are gargling made with plants with soothing and anti-inflammatory power such as echinacea, heather and sage. Take these herbs in equal parts, put them in cold water, bring them to a boil, let them cool and after filtering them, use them to gargle 2 or 3 times a day.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar taken by mouth, diluted in water, or used to gargle or smoke with boiling water can help heal a sore throat sooner. This is due to its disinfectant qualities.

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Home made candies

Candies made from mint, licorice, turmeric and other plants can also help with a sore throat. Have you ever tried to self-produce them at home? Here you will find various recipes to experiment with.

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Natural syrups

Various natural syrups for sore throat and cough (dry or oily) based on plants and herbs are available in pharmacies and herbalists. Also in this case we can try to self-produce them at home following the recipes we recommend here.

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Fumenti with chamomile and bicarbonate

Especially if a sore throat is accompanied by a cough, fumenti are an ideal natural remedy. They can be done simply with a sachet of chamomile and a spoonful of baking soda, even several times a day.

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To recap the most effective remedies for pharyngitis are:

• Liquorice

• Mallow

• Honey

• Ginger

• Propolis

• Gargle with echinacea, heather and sage

• Apple cider vinegar

• Home made candies

• Natural syrups based on plants and herbs

• Fumenti with chamomile and bicarbonate

What remedy can you use to defeat a sore throat?

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