Medicines for angina - than to treat illness?
March 23, 2014
- Medicines for angina - than to treat illness?
Depending on which microorganisms steel angina agents in the particular case - bacteria or viruses - may be used for the treatment of angina drugs: antibiotics or nonprescription analgesic and antipyretic medication in combination with some home remedies. Antiviral drugs are not used in angina as normal organism itself copes well with the virus; in addition, such drugs may only slightly to accelerate the healing process.
Specific medical treatment of angina is assigned only when a bacterial sore throat, and usually only in cases where the patient did not improve within 7-10 days after the first symptoms. In addition, the specific treatment can be administered to patients who have diseases that weaken the immune system - in these cases, antibacterial agents for angina are truly necessary.
What medications to treat a sore throat caused by bacteria
Azithromycin - an antibiotic that is commonly used to treat mild to moderately severe infections
. Azithromycin angina is appointed in cases where it is established that infectious agents are Streptococcus
. Currently, some Streptococcus strains become resistant to azithromycin, therefore in some cases the treatment may not be effective, and it is necessary to assign other medicines for angina
. The most common side effects of azithromycin are nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain and vomiting
. In rare cases, the drug causes more severe side effects, such as angioedema and cholestatic jaundice
. Most patients tolerate well azithromycin; in clinical trials only 0
. 6% of cases, treatment had to interrupt because of the strongly pronounced side effects
. The course of treatment with azithromycin usually lasts five days; If during this time not get better, you should inform your doctor
Sumamed with angina
The active component of the drug is azithromycin, excipients - hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, corn starch, magnesium stearate. Treatment of angina sumamed as azithromycin, usually takes five days; noticeable improvement often occurs on the second or third day after the start of treatment.
Augmentin or amoksiklav
Amoxiclav - an effective tool against infections
angina. Augmentin and amoksiklav - is the trade name of drugs, the active ingredient in the composition which are amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. Amoxicillin is the antibiotic penicillin group; Clavulanic acid acts on the bacteria, preventing them from blocking the effect of amoxicillin. Amoksiklav shirokospektralnym is an antibiotic which is used to destroy a variety of bacteria, including those which have become resistant to amoxycillin. This drug is available in tablets and liquids for injection.
Before taking Augmentin angina, tell your doctor if you have any problems with the liver and kidneys, or are allergic to any drugs. Augmentin is contraindicated in patients with allergy to penicillin or any other components of the drug. If you suspect an allergy, stop taking the medication and seek medical advice. Amoxiclav can cause side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, nausea, headache, rash, itching. In most cases, treatment of angina augmentin lasts five days, sometimes - up to twelve days.
Amoxicillin - antibacterial drug penicillin group, which is produced in the form of capsules, tablets and powders for suspensions and solutions for intravenous administration. Amoxicillin with angina can be given to patients who do not have allergy to penicillin, and which do not suffer from asthma, liver disease and kidney disease, mononucleosis. Before treatment is necessary to inform your doctor if you have ever had diarrhea while taking antibiotics or have an allergic reaction to any substance. Amoxicillin during pregnancy is considered safe, but pregnant women to this medicine is prescribed only when absolutely necessary and in the lowest effective doses. This drug may cause the following side effects: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, itching of the vulva, and unusual vaginal discharge
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Amoxicillin should not take simultaneously with Warfarin
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and other antibiotics such as azithromycin, clarithromycin, doxycycline, tetracycline
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. In addition, it can reduce the effectiveness of combined oral contraceptives, so during the course of treatment is recommended to additionally use a barrier contraceptive.
Amosin - based antibiotic amoxicillin used for various bacterial infections. It has the same contraindications and side effects, and amoxicillin. Amosin in angina, as with most other drugs containing amoxicillin has to take at least five days.
Flemoksin soljutab angina
This is another medicine, which is the active component of amoxicillin. With additional substances in a preparation is provided a fast absorption and nearly complete absorption of active ingredients. As a rule, flemoksin angina significantly alleviates the symptoms of the disease in just a few days from the start of treatment.
Tonsillitis - a chronic inflammation of the tonsils
June 9, 2014
- Tonsillitis - a chronic inflammation of the tonsils
- Tonsils and their main function
Tonsillitis - an inflammation of the tonsils. Tonsillitis is acute or chronic. Acute tonsillitis is often called angina
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. Tonsils (sometimes also called the glands), located on either side of the throat is the part of the immune system
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organism. As with other components of the immune system, amygdala contain cells that capture and kill bacteria and viruses enter the body. When the primary site of infection is within the tonsils, they swell, become red, inflamed, and can be covered with white bloom.
Tonsillitis is very common among children and young adults but can occur at any age. Characteristic of this disease are sore throat and difficulty swallowing.
Tonsillitis often goes alone, ie, without treatment and does not usually cause complications.
As appears tonsillitis?
Whether it's a virus or bacterium, the infection is transmitted from person to person through airborne droplets and through contact such as shaking hands.
There are many different viruses and bacteria that can cause tonsillitis. For example, Epstein-Barr virus, which causes infectious mononucleosis
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, One symptom of which is tonsillitis. This disease is common among young people, where they are constantly in contact, for example, in dormitories.
Among the bacteria that cause sore throats, the most common - streptococcus group A. The incubation period (the time between infection and the onset of the disease) is two to four days, and sometimes less.
Causes of tonsillitis
In most cases, the causative agent of tonsillitis are viruses, such as adenovirus, influenza virus, coronaviruses, rhinovirus. In rare cases, tonsillitis may be caused by cytomegalovirus, herpesvirus type 1 or Epstein-Barr virus. Among the bacteria that causes the infection most often the group A streptococci Infection with bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Mycoplasma pneumoniae gonokokk and sometimes can also lead to the development of tonsillitis.
The microorganisms that cause tonsillitis, usually spread through close contact with an infected person. Infection occurs when tiny droplets of saliva of the patient get into the respiratory tract of another person. This can happen, for example, when a person sneezes, coughs, or just talking. The saliva of the patient, got on different surfaces, it can also be a source of infection. Infection occurs when a person touching the surface, and then the fingers will touch the mouth or nose.
Usually the first symptoms of tonsillitis appear two to five days after infection, but sometimes the incubation period can last longer.
Symptoms of tonsillitis
Apart from a sore throat and the other most common symptoms of tonsillitis symptoms may include:
- Runny nose;
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Stomach ache;
- Swollen lymph nodes;
- Redness of the whites of the eyes;
- Skin rash;
- Ear pain (its occurrence is because the nerves that pass through the back of the throat, are also associated with the ears);
- Problems with feeding (in young children);
- Weakness, lethargy, drowsiness;
- Tonsillitic cork - accumulation of pus in the crypts of the tonsils, which on examination appear as bright spots on the tonsils;
- Airway obstruction, which can be signs of snoring, breathing through the mouth, waking in the night because of breathing problems.
Symptoms of tonsillitis in adults are often less severe than in children. Often, patients tonsillitis adults continue to go to work and do not seek medical help.
Doctors also recommend that patients so at least a few days to stay at home in the first place, because the tonsillitis is contagious, and secondly, because sometimes the lack of proper rest during disease leads to various complications.
Very often, symptoms of tonsillitis begin to subside within three to four days after their appearance, and a few days later they completely disappear. In some cases, however, they can be stored for two days or more.
What are the symptoms of tonsillitis
- Sore throat (sometimes severe), which lasts more than 48 hours and may be associated with difficulty swallowing. The pain may be given to the ears.
- Throat red, the tonsils are enlarged and covered with bloom or white dots.
- Can a high fever.
- Swollen lymph nodes under the jaw and neck.
- Loss of voice or voice changes.
If the disease is caused by a viral infection, the symptoms are usually weaker, they are often referred to as a cold. If the cause is Coxsackie virus, on the tonsils and in the sky bubbles appear. They burst in a few days remaining in their place crust rather painful.
If the disease is caused by streptococcus, tonsils often increase borne by touch, and his throat hurts badly. The patient has a fever, there is bad breath
Breath (halitosis) - is sometimes useful to close the mouth
and generally feeling unwell.
The manifestations are diverse and it is difficult to say, just examining the patient, whether the infection is bacterial (treated with antibiotics) or viral (not treated with antibiotics).
- If the sore throat lasts more than a few days, or the pain is very strong, with difficulty swallowing, fever, vomiting, consult a doctor.
- Warm drinks and candy, as well as for rinsing the throat may facilitate swallowing. The pharmacy will advise you the appropriate drugs.
- Drink plenty of fluids. It is clear that you do not want to constantly swallow, but because of a sore throat, you lose a lot of fluids and dehydration seriously deteriorating health.
- It is important to relax and stay warm.
As a physician makes the diagnosis?
The doctor makes the diagnosis based on the symptoms and signs of disease. Sometimes you may need to swab the mucosa of the throat and may have a blood test, to clarify the cause of the disease.