Hey I've had a sore throat for several months now?
Topic: Bad case strep throat
May 20, 2019 / By Hellen Question:
I've had a sore throat since October. It hurts the most in the morning but will hurt throughout the day shortly after a period of not drinking anything.
A bit of background info- I've had major depression problems this year and ate lots of fast food. I'm sure the two probably go hand in hand. Also is it possible that this could be from diabetes? I drink tons of water for several years now and my mom thought I might have it at one point. I also have allergies if that matters in any of this.
I used to get strep throat a lot also, and I'm pretty sure that is not the case atm.
Best Answers: Hey I've had a sore throat for several months now?
Dymphna | 10 days ago
A sore throat is often the first sign of a cold. However, a sore throat from a cold often gets better or goes away after the first day or two. Other cold symptoms such as a runny nose and congestion may follow the sore throat.
A bacterial infection of the throat is usually caused by the Streptococcus bacteria, and is one of the major causes of sore throat and tonsillitis. With a streptococcal infection, the sore throat is often more severe and persists for longer. While a cold goes away on its own, a streptococcal infection usually requires antibiotics.
Tonsillitis is a painful infection of the tonsils, the tissue masses located on either side of the back of the throat.
While there is no cure for a sore throat caused by a cold virus, to encourage healing of your sore throat and cold, be sure to get enough rest. Eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of fluids can also help promote healing.
Over-the-counter cold medications may relieve cold and sore throat symptoms. However, the benefits of these medications are minimal. Some cold medications include the following:
Pain relievers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, to relieve the aches and pains of a cold and sore throat.
Sore throat sprays and lozenges to soothe your throat and numb the throat pain temporarily.
Decongestant nasal sprays to relieve a sore throat caused by postnasal drip ie: nasal drainage that runs down the back of your throat. Be sure to stop using nasal decongestant sprays after 3 days, or you may find an increase in congestion when you stop them.
Antibiotics should not be used to treat a cold virus or viral sore throat. Antibiotics are only effective against bacteria. They won’t work on sore throats associated with colds, which are caused by viruses, and may cause future infections to be worse and last longer.
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Originally Answered: How to cure a sore throat?
The following works for sinus, cold, running nose, sore throat and strep throat, when the throat is hurting and lot of other conditions.
The most visible thing about sinus is swelling. In case of cold, sore throat, strep throat also swelling is there but to some less extent then it is visible in sinus.
Sinus, cold and sore throat usually happen in the following situations -
- Change of season, drinking lot of water after exercises, when u get up in the morning, after swimming, after having first sex, kissing, first time smoking etc.
The reason - The body has limited capacity to store water in places other hen cells and in blood systems. When we suddenly drink lot of water, that must be stored in the cells within a short period. If that does not happen the body tries to lose water through frequent urination, running nose, cough etc. This excess water is stored in layers of skin or muscles. This stored water outside cells reduces the cell metabolism drastically. That also causes the immune system to be done causing the bacteria growth. That does not need antibiotics. All it needs is reabsorption of that water in cells or blood system. That is possible only by reducing the water intake temporarily.
During winters the cells of our body stores less water. This is evident from frequent loss of water from body throuhurination. Normally.
Another thing that needs explanation is - why does sore throat happens in the morning often. The cellular metabolism is at 5 to 10% during sleep. So the excess water stored between layers of skin and muscles causes the metabolism to fall below the minimum threshold limit. That reduces the immune capacity of the body drastically.
The same thing happens after swimming the body is heated up and cooled at the same time. It a person allows sweating after a swimming session and does not drink water or does not take a shower in cold water sore throat may not happen.
After having first sex, kissing, first time smoking people tend to either overeat, drink lot of water and sleep immediately so sinus or sore throat happens.
The easier way out is to allow body to sweat for 1 or 2 hour by increasing the body temperature but not drinking water or other fluids for may be 1 hour after that. But since cell metabolism is low during this period of cold and sinus, a person will seem to be excessively thirsty even after a short session of small exercise. Thru cell metabolism the water is transferred to blood system. If that happens at a rate slower then required rate the cells may overheat causing excessive thirst.
The other easy way to control swelling is to give up water and all other liquids for 24 hours. In 24 hours there will be no significant dehydration to cause organ failure. But to be double sure one can stay indoors for 24 hours. This helps in lot of other ailments. One can do it when one is indoors. It improves the immune system. It ensures that body's control systems work properly.
In 24 hours the reduction in the fluids will be about 3 litres or about 5% of the total body weight of a normal adult.
Never the swelling due to sinus or cold and cough is more than 5% of the body volume.
During this period of 24 hours the lose of water from the body does not reduce even by 1% to offset reduced water intake.
The reduction in loss of body water thru urine or sweating starts after 48 hours in most of people. But to be on safe side giving up water and liquids for 24 hours will do the trick.
The reduced swelling will give immediate relief from pain. It will make is much more easier to eliminate the cough thru nose without any pain.
That will also improve the blood acid levels by about 10%. This makes changes at the cell level as well. Blood acid levels are the first line of defense against the infections.
So swelling gone, pain gone, cough moving out, infections taken care of. Now what remains in the body for the next change of season time. Obviously nothing.
So it has already given u long term relief from sinus. But in some cases one may get sinus during next change of season and may have to do this again. The benefits of drinking lot of water is over hyped. So when winter starts to set in, people still force drink more water. Same thing happens when summer is setting in. As soon as summer comfort is there on increases the water intake drastically. But the cells of the body still does not need that excess supply of water.
Other than a sign for having a cold, a sore throat can be caused by air pollutants, mold, cedar fever, and the like. If it is 'for months' and since this is January (Winter season), it could be pre-flu season in your area. In Texas, mold and cedar are in the air causing lots of people to have sore throats and flu-like irritantations.
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Man, I think this world is going to end in 2012 so I wouldn't worry yourself. THe best solution is finding some good rotisserie baby in the underground shopping store in your are.
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i went through a month of waking up with sore throats, mine went, im not saying its normal. i use to think it was my room, say dusty room, or the way i was sleeping, mine went though
you may want to have it checked out just to be safe, im sure its nothing serious to worry about though
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It could be anything, ive had both at the same time, i kept getting strep throat over and over again so i finally went and got tested for mono, i was positive.
the best way to know is to call your dr and tell them, if theyre concerned they will call u in!! (:
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Originally Answered: Why is my sore throat so horrible?
I think you may have a case of strep throat! The doctors will tell you what exactly is going on- they'll take a sample of your saliva and if that's the case, they'll give you antibiotics. Until then- sore throats are usually caused by a bacteria. Gargle with Listerine Mouth Wash. It kills up to 99.9% of bacteria.. it will only cure the pain for so long- then just gargle again! (bacteria multiplies fast!)