Purulent sore throat is a common, unpleasant disease. It appears in the process of a strong inflammatory disease of tonsils in both adults and children. Most often it's about streptococci. One of the areas of treatment is the local effect on the tonsils.
Any violent manipulation must be excluded. This is done so that the absorption of toxic products does not occur in the systemic bloodstream.
Rinsing with purulent sore throat
This procedure is one of the most effective, since it allows to disinfect the mouth and throat, reduces the risk of spreading the infection, reduces inflammation. The advantages of rinsing include:
- The ability to choose the best tool for processing.
- High therapeutic effect.
- Ability to quickly stop pain syndrome.
Types of sore throat
Treatment in a hospital is usually performed in the presence of complications. At home treatment necessarily selected a scheme of antibiotic therapy. Most often prescribed drugs penicillin series and cephalosporins. If the medicine acts poorly, then one type of antibiotic is replaced by another. For the treatment is used:
- Rinses. The procedure is carried out every 1-2 hours.
- Sprays. They are aimed at reducing pain and reducing inflammation.
- Plentiful warm drink. Drinks, especially alkaline mineral water, can accelerate the healing process and remove toxins.
A prerequisite is adherence to bed rest. It is known that purulent tonsillitis often gives complications to the kidneys and the heart, therefore one can not ignore the recommendations of the treating doctor.
It is impossible to practice self-medication, drink alcohol and smoke in case of sore throat. If you do not give up the usual way of life, then the body will expend strength not only to fight infection. It is not allowed to eat too sweet and cold, spicy dishes and crackers.
What you need to know
When purulent sore throat should be frequent. But if medicinal solutions are used, the frequency depends on the doctor's recommendations.
In the process of rinsing, the head should be thrown back. The tongue maximally protrudes forward, so that the solution reaches the deep sections of the pharynx.
The solution should be warm, as cold water can aggravate the situation, and hot - cause burns and unnecessary pain. To the root of the tongue does not interfere with the passage of liquid, it is recommended to pronounce the letter "Y".To thoroughly wash the throat, rinse should be at least 30 seconds.
If angina appears in a woman during pregnancy, then the emphasis is on rinsing. Frequently prescribed solutions are chlorophyllite, furacilin, soda and salt. The use of decoction of herbs is allowed. It can be calendula, chamomile, propolis..
Several popular recipes for gargling:
Recipes of a rinse throat are different. Some used our grandparents also. But when you go to a doctor, you can use chemical medicines to relieve the inflammation.
With medical preparations
you can be appointed:
- Hydrogen Peroxide,
Chlorgexin and Miramistin have one active substance - chlorhexidine. It helps to clean the oral cavity of bacteria and viruses. To use enough, take 10-15 ml of the solution and rinse the mouth 2-3 times a day. The effect comes quickly, but some people develop hives on chlorhexidine. Therefore, you should try not to swallow the drug.
Furacilin is a universal remedy with pronounced antiseptic properties. Can be used by people of different ages. You can buy a ready-made solution in the pharmacy or in tablets. When applying the latter, take 2 pieces and dissolve in hot water.
Iodine-containing preparations. They have an antiseptic effect and have a pyrogenic effect, expanding the vessels. When taking it, the local temperature increases, which helps to cope with the infection.
With hydrogen peroxide, you need to be careful. The spoon is connected to a glass of water. Apply 3% peroxide. If combined with a solution of potassium permanganate to enhance the effect, it is optimal to use 1% concentration.
How to make iodine-salt solution for gargling, see in our video:
Some citizens believe that it is effective to rinse with usual warm water. This recipe is good if you just need to moisturize the mucous membrane or clear the pharynx.
To achieve therapeutic effect, herbs and various improvised products( salt, soda, vinegar, vodka) are used.
For the preparation of soda solution 1 large spoon of soda dissolves in boiled water. Rinse with this drug should be often, at least 5 times a day.
The solution allows to remove thick films and soften the mucous layer. The saline solution is prepared in the same way. If there are no contraindications, then you can add 5 drops of iodine to it.
At home, apple cider vinegar is also used. More quickly positive dynamics is noted, if you add beet juice to it. At the same time, 200 ml of freshly squeezed beet juice is added with 20 ml of apple or 9% of table vinegar. Such a prescription is suitable both for the treatment of angina, and sinusitis, ARVI.
In the treatment of decoctions of herbs and other folk remedies, the choice of preparations is quite wide. You can take a large spoonful of chamomile and pour a glass of boiling water. Such a tool has powerful antiseptic properties. The same recipe for the use of St. John's wort, needles. For the latter, it is better to use a water bath for maximum effect.
The value of the
procedure When choosing a throat rinse, it is best to choose a safe means to reduce swelling that has hypoallergenic properties. To achieve a positive effect, it is recommended that the first portions of solutions immediately spit out. The following should be retained in the oral cavity.
Depending on the bacteria that led to a purulent sore throat, you can easily select a rinse aid. Some formulations have additional antifungal properties.
On the benefits of rinsing, says Dr. Komarovsky: