Angina is dangerous for both children and adults. Usually, it acts as the main disease, but it can also accompany other ailments. This disease can be complicated by various signs, including cough.
Cough indicates the presence of an infectious or viral disease in the human body and can have different severity. That is why, when such a symptom appears, you should immediately contact the doctor, since cough with angina can lead to serious complications, including:
- kidney tissue damage;
- myocardial inflammation;
- transition into a chronic form;
- otitis media;
- inflammation of the maxillary sinuses;
- rheumatoid processes and much more.
The causes of angina can be diverse. Very often the causes depend on the symptoms.
Causes of the disease
There are several ways of causing angina:
- from the outside( airborne droplet path, etc.);
- from the inside( tonsillitis, purulent sinusitis);
- through the blood.
In medical practice, the following causes of sore throat
- Infection with infections from the carrier;
- hypothermia of the body;
- sharp climate change;
- lack of vitamin D;
- improper nutrition with a lack of useful substances;
- exposure to dirty air.
The causes of this ailment are the same for adults and for children. It is important to cure the disease in order to avoid its unexpected resumption.
Symptomatic of angina is always associated with pain in the tonsils. In fact, the disease carries much more dangers than it seems at first glance. Among the symptoms are often found and such signs of ailment:
- Pain when swallowing and talking.
- Loss of appetite and refusal to eat( especially symptomatic for children).
- Heat and chills, which occurred suddenly.
- Increase in body temperature to 38-40 ° C( in children, it is possible to increase to 41 ° C).
- Misfortune, weakness, drowsiness.
Cough and runny nose are symptoms that also often accompany a sore throat. But they are not typical for this type of tonsillitis. If the cause of tonsillitis is viral( herpes), then cough appears in almost 100% of cases. Hoarseness and conjunctivitis are also possible.
Causes of coughing with angina and its treatment:
Why there is a cough with angina
A cough that occurred simultaneously with a sore throat indicates that the body shows its protective reaction to the pathogen. Cough with angina can be of different types:
The most dangerous is a dry, barking cough. Wet cough removes substances from the body that affect bronchitis. With a dry type this does not happen, and the patient suffers from a cough for a long time.
It is worth highlighting the following diseases:
- inflammation of the pharynx - pharyngitis;
- inflammation of the lower respiratory tract - tracheitis;
- inflammation in the larynx - laryngitis;
- inflammation of the bronchi - bronchitis.
These pathologies are almost always the cause of coughing with angina.
Treatment of angina with a cough directly depends on what kind of ailment the patient has struck. It is for this purpose that a patient should consult a doctor, and not engage in self-medication. At the hospital, the doctor takes a smear from the throat and determines the type of disease and its pathogen. Based on this, a certain therapeutic approach to therapy is prescribed.
Self-medication can be extremely dangerous. So, a common misconception is the opinion that cough with angina can be cured with inhalations or mustard plasters. Such a method can harm a person, lead to a sharp rise in temperature and even a lethal outcome.
How to treat cough correctly, says Dr. Komarovsky:
Dry and wet cough should be treated differently. A common question for patients is: Is it necessary to treat a wet cough if, on the contrary, all harmful microflora comes out? In the treatment of a wet type of cough, in no case should it be its goal to eliminate it entirely. The task is just to maintain a productive cough. For this purpose, the following drugs are prescribed to encourage the separation of sputum:
- Herbal medicines - Pectusin, Bronchocin, Dr. Mom, as well as other syrups and breastfeeds.
- Synthetic medicines - ATSTS, Mukobene, Bromhexine and Ambroxol, Neo Angin.
For the treatment of dry cough appoint:
- Drugs that affect the cerebral cough center - Glauvent, Sedotussin.
- Preparations blocking reflex cough - Libexin, Levopront. Combined effects preparations - Stopptussin, Broncholitin.
Some folk methods of therapy can be very useful in controlling the cough accompanying sore throat.
However, it is worth taking care to consult with a doctor before starting therapy with any folk prescription.
One of the safest means is honey. This product is shown, both with dry and with wet cough. Honey positively affects the bronchi, and also softens the tonsils, eliminating the pain inflammation, characteristic of angina.
Honey can be combined with other useful products. An excellent remedy is black radish with honey. The therapeutic effect of radish is the additional effect of the product on the immune system, as well as its bactericidal effect.
Honey can be mixed with aloe juice. This remedy is particularly well proven in the fight against dry cough. Take such a composition you need 1-3 tablespoons a day.
Physiotherapy is an effective type of cough and sore throat. It includes several treatment options, which are mainly prescribed for angina in children.
Another method of physiotherapy is UHF.This type of treatment implies exposure to the body of an electric field of high frequency. It is the electric field that provides an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect.
Residual effects after recovery
Cough that occurs after a sore throat is not a natural process. Only in rare cases this symptom is considered residual and does not pose a threat to the patient. In other situations, cough after angina can talk about diseases such as rhinitis, bronchitis, or rheumatic fever. In the latter case, the patient should seriously take care of his condition.
To think about the presence of rheumatic fever, the patient should be in case if there are such symptoms as:
- shortness of breath;
- heart palpitations;
- chest pain;
- severe fatigue.
In case the diagnosis is confirmed, the patient is prescribed treatment with antibiotics and some anti-inflammatory drugs. However, it is worthwhile to know that a complete cure for rheumatic fever is impossible. You can only cope with the main symptoms that affect the patient's quality of life.
What to do, how to get rid of the symptom
You can get rid of the symptom only after contacting a doctor. The reasons for addressing a doctor are many. Self-medication can lead to worsening and exacerbation of cough. It is important to understand that cough treatment without knowing its exact cause is also very dangerous and, moreover, almost always fruitless. Therefore it is important to pass the diagnosis and only after that to start therapy.
In case the patient suffers from an obsessive cough that can not be cured for more than 2 minutes, it can be alleviated by warm raspberry tea. This drink is able to help cope with the symptom and restore breathing.
How to treat a dry cough:
What is dangerous is the condition of
The main danger of coughing is its complications. Without proper and timely treatment, a disease that provokes a reflex cough can transform into a chronic form, which it will be necessary to cope with throughout life.
The prognosis for cure for angina almost in 100% of cases is favorable. Mortality in angina in modern medical practice does not even reach 5%.But the probability of complications with incompetent treatment is still quite high.
It is important to treat angina at any age. Even if the patient is already an adult, treatment should be carried out under the supervision of a doctor.
The prognosis is unfavorable in such cases:
- ignoring the disease for more than three days;
- disease is carried on the legs;
- the temperature is held for more than three days in a row;
- on the tonsils, in addition to redness, purulent plugs appeared( follicular angina);
- cough is dry and does not last more than five consecutive days.
In order to avoid threats to one's own life and health, the problem needs to be coped optimally quickly. In this case, the patient can be assisted by an otolaryngologist.