Angina is a serious disease that occurs with a high fever, a sharp pain in the throat. It develops usually against the background of a bacterial infection and is expressed by a strong inflammation of the tonsils. Complex treatment of this disease includes various types of therapy: taking antibiotics, rinsing antiseptics, treating the sore throat. One of the popular procedures are compresses on the throat.
Compress with angina as part of
complex therapy Compress with tonsillitis( angina) is considered one of the safest and most effective methods to relieve pain in the throat.
The use of a similar procedure in the complex therapy of the disease in adults and children and helps to ease the condition, accelerate recovery at home.
Compress due to non-aggressive heat slightly improves blood circulation, allowing to remove the swelling of the affected mucosa. But we must remember that this is not a panacea. Drug treatment can not be canceled with angina. This is fraught with serious complications.
How to make a compress with dimexide and novocaine:
In general medicine, the concept of compress is quite wide. Depending on the diagnosis and symptoms of the disease, different forms of compress are used:
- is wet.
In angina, dry or moist compresses that have a thermal effect on the throat are most often used. As a dry, a normal woolen scarf or warm handkerchief can perform. They wrap a sore throat and leave for several hours.
Wet option is also used quite often. To do this, select a small piece of tissue, moisten it in a warming liquid, then apply to the throat. On top of the material are covered with several layers of gauze and polyethylene film. Over such a "pie" you can wrap your throat with a thick towel or scarf.
Features of treatment
Compress - a universal tool that helps with the initial stages of sore throat. But you should know that not in all cases, this tool will have a positive effect. Such methods of treatment are not suitable for patients who have:
- purulent deposit on the tonsils;
- temperature exceeding normal values;
- large lesions;
- transition from normal tonsillitis to follicular or lacunar forms;
- in a history of heart disease.
It is not necessary to use compresses in children under 3 years of age, since not completely formed own thermoregulatory processes can cause a sudden temperature jump. It is not recommended to make alcohol and medicinal compresses during pregnancy. In such cases, warm water or heated broths of medicinal herbs( for example, chamomile) will do.
There are a huge number of recipes for dry and moist compresses. Below are the simplest of them.
- Alcohol( vodka).A piece of cloth should be dipped in ordinary 40-degree vodka or diluted alcohol, then applied to the sore throat. Then the compress is covered with several layers of gauze or cotton wool, then with a film and at the end with a warm kerchief.
- With dimexide. This drug is sold at the pharmacy. Compress is done similarly to the previous one, only the tissue is moistened with a diluted drug in a 1: 4 ratio.
- Saline. This is a kind of dry compress. A large stone salt must be heated in a dry frying pan, poured into a linen bag and attached to the throat. If the salt appears hot, you can apply the bag through a layer of cloth or towels.
- Mustard. Mustard has a good irritating and warming effect. On a gauze napkin spread gruel, prepared from 1 tbsp.l.dry mustard, flour, water and honey. Throat is greased with a fat cream or oil, a napkin is applied and wrapped with a film and woolen cloth.
How to apply a bandage correctly?
Doing compresses with angina, you need to follow certain rules. It is not necessary to heat alcohol solutions before applying to the neck area. When diluted, alcohol generates enough heat, which is enough to warm up the sore throat.
How to apply the bandage properly, see in our video:
As mentioned above, compresses with angina are not recommended if the disease has passed into a more severe stage or complicated by side problems. Also, their use is prohibited if the patient is diagnosed with:
- heart disease;
- oncological diseases;
- dermatitis( especially in the neck area);
- poor blood clotting.
Pros and Cons of the
procedure The use of compresses in angina, like any method of treatment, have their supporters and at the same time ardent opponents. Why do some patients remain content with such an addition to the main treatment, while others state only a worsening of the condition?
The fact is that compresses are good only at the initial stage of the disease, when there are no extensive foci of inflammation and purulent discharge. During this period, the procedure brings considerable help, relieves sore throat, facilitates the swallowing of food.
But if you do compresses on more severe stages, then this can lead, on the contrary, to complications. Pus, released from the follicles, can enter the bloodstream and cause infection of other organs. Also, the procedure performed at a temperature can give an even greater leap, which will also adversely affect your health.
Therefore, the use of compresses without the doctor's appointment is strictly prohibited. The patient himself is often unable to assess the degree of risk of complications, so consulting a doctor in the treatment of angina is simply necessary.