Since sore throat is highly contagious (it is usually the pathogens transmitted by droplet infection), all who live in the same house with the disease, care should be taken to protect against the disease. Therefore, prevention of angina will never be superfluous.
The most effective way to prevent angina is to comply with the rules of hygiene: it is necessary to wash hands frequently and thoroughly clean any surfaces that may have gotten on infectious agents.
Prevention of angina in children
Sore throat in children - a common disease
It is a difficult task, not only because of weaker immune young patients, but also because they always forget about hygiene
. If the child already speaks and understands it, it is necessary not only to regularly remind him of the need to wash their hands often, but also to explain why it should be done
. Tell us in simple words, that when someone's house has strep throat, on various subjects, as well as his skin will be exposed to the human eye invisible beings, because of which a person has a fever and sore throat begins
. If the child is very small, you may have to make sure that he touches, and that puts in his mouth; Do not leave it next to the bowl from which to eat the sick, towels, which he enjoyed, and other items that may be carriers of the infection
. Sick children should not go to kindergarten or school - it can not only lead to infection of healthy children, but also to the development of complications of angina
The patient is necessary to allocate a separate bowl and towel, and while he did not recover, they must be separate from the dishes and towels of other family members. Of course, kisses and hugs with the patient is better to exclude - on his skin may be particles of saliva, which contain an infectious agent.
It is important to remember that the prevention of sore throat in adults suggests a responsible attitude as his own and to other people's health. Adults suffering from a sore throat, it is strongly recommended not to go to work to complete disappearance of symptoms. Voluntary renunciation of the hospital can be dangerous for the health of the patient and his colleagues. Despite the fact that the disease seems to be a sore throat, which may well be transferred to the legs, it can cause serious complications, including heart problems, rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis. The best way to prevent the development of these and other complications of angina - observe during illness to bed. In addition, many doctors recommend that after recovery - especially in patients with acute sore throat with severe symptoms - blood tests and electrocardiograms to prevent or timely detect serious complications.
Treatment and prevention of angina
Regardless of angina caused by a virus or bacteria, most likely, the immune system to cope with it for a few days. In most cases of this disease are not assigned to any antiviral drugs or antibiotics. The primary goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms and prevention of complications of angina.
First of all, patients are advised to drink plenty of fluids and eat enough, despite the fact that swallowing may be accompanied by severe pain. The fact that the lack of moisture in the body and lack of nutrients can lead to aggravation of symptoms of angina, headaches, and fatigue.
To ease the pain and bring down temperature
How to bring down the temperature in the home - a variety of methods
You can take nonprescription analgesics such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. If the child is ill with angina, it is necessary to give him a dose of drugs intended for children (the recommended dose for patients of different age groups are listed in the instructions to the drug). Aspirin can be given only to children older than 16 years.
For the relief of pain in the throat can use special sprays and lozenges mint
Mint and its useful properties: aromatic freshness
Sage - cvyaschennaya grass
or eucalyptus, which can be purchased at the pharmacy. Very effective is gargling various means. In most cases, this is used for brine; To make it, you need to mix a quarter of a liter of warm water and half a teaspoon of salt (about 2.5 g). Sometimes used for gargling weak antiseptic solutions.
Antibiotics can be administered to treat bacterial tonsillitis only in cases where the patient is very severe symptoms, he weakened immune system or if the symptoms do not subside within several days. Most patients antibiotics is not recommended, since they usually do not speed up the healing process, but it can cause unpleasant side effects such as stomach pains and nausea; furthermore, the more often antibiotics are used to treat benign infections, the higher the likelihood that they will be effective in the treatment of more serious disease.