Angina consists of the inflammation of the tonsils, which causes symptoms such as irritation and sore throat. How to relieve them? We discover some useful remedies and tips.
Angina or tonsillitis is an acute inflammatory disease, consisting of the inflammation of the tonsils that occurs in the pharynx. Anginas are two masses that we find located on each side of the throat, and that among other important functions are responsible for filtering the different germs that enter our body through the mouth, thus preventing their passage to the rest of the body.
When a picture of angina or tonsillitis occurs, it can be of viral or bacterial origin, with the viral origin being the most general, common and habitual.
It is quite possible that, on some occasion, you have gone through the symptoms that occur when we are suffering from a condition like the ones we are dealing with today in this note, angina. The symptoms of suffering from angina can be several and we highlight the main symptoms below:
- Irritated throat.
- Pain and discomfort when swallowing.
- Difficulty eating and drinking.
- Tingling in the throat, especially deep down.
- When swallowing we feel discomfort or pain in the ears.
- The lymph nodes in the neck are swollen.
- Shaking chills.
- Breathing problems when the tonsils are very large.
Faced with these symptoms, we must go to the doctor so that he can do the opportune review and prescribe the appropriate treatment. Of course, to diagnose the type of angina that we are suffering from, whether it is viral or bacterial, and the doctor will carry out a diagnostic test to find out the origin through a rapid test for streptococcus.
Normally this test is usually done in the doctor’s office or the doctor may suggest sending the throat test to a laboratory.
Angina is a common disease in children and in the case of being bacterial, it can cause serious complications in children, so it is necessary to go to the pediatrician at the first symptoms that alert us that he could be suffering from tonsillitis.
Angina when the cause that produces it is bacterial, require treatment with antibiotics under medical prescription.
On the other hand, when sore throats are of viral origin, they do not require taking antibiotics, only local treatment in order to disinfect and help relieve or calm the pain.
Natural tips to improve the symptoms of angina
The following tips can help us relieve a sore throat and spend the days that angina lasts better.
- Drink much liquid.
- Light meals, soups, broths, purees.
- Cold or iced liquids help numb the throat and decongest.
- Warm liquids, not very hot.
- Gargle with warm water and salt.
- Lower the fever.
- Soothe body aches, as well as head and throat pain.
- Disinfect the throat.
In addition to these tips, we can use home remedies prepared with natural products such as herbs and medicinal plants that will also help us improve symptoms.
Natural remedies to improve the symptoms of angina
The remedies that we provide below contain beneficial properties to improve the symptoms that accompany angina or tonsillitis.
Lemon and honey gargle
Lemon has antiseptic properties, and combined with honey it also gives us bactericidal, antiviral and soothing properties. It is therefore a good combination.
- A tablespoon of thyme honey.
- A glass of mineral water.
- One lemon’s juice.
- We put the water to heat and once hot we add the honey to dilute it.
- Let it cool, add the lemon juice and stir well.
- We gargle 3 times a day after meals.
- While we gargle we will try to last as long as we can and making the liquid go down to the throat.
Infusion of nettles
The properties of nettle are excellent to help combat fatigue, one of the typical symptoms of angina.
It has tonic properties, is invigorating and helps strengthen the immune system.
- A tablespoon of nettle leaves.
- Half a liter of mineral water.
- A little honey to sweeten.
- Bring the water to a boil and when it starts to boil, add the nettle.
- Turn off the heat, cover the infusion and let it rest for 10 minutes.
- We strain the infusion.
- From this infusion we can drink 3 warm cups a day. If desired, we can sweeten it with a little honey.
- Nettle juice is another remedy that comes in handy for tonsillitis.
- It gives us the same properties indicated above in the infusion.
- Nettle juice is another option that we can use and thus alternate with infusions.
- To prepare the fresh nettle juice we will put a handful of nettle leaves in the blender that we have previously washed well.
- We activate the blender and extract the juice.
- We can drink this juice twice a day.
Borage infusion to soothe the throat
Borage gives us properties to soften and reduce inflammation of the irritated mucous membranes of the throat as it is rich in mucilage.
- A tablespoon of borage flowers.
- A cup of mineral water.
- We put the water to heat and when it starts to boil we add the borage flowers.
- Boil for about 2 minutes, turn off the heat, cover the infusion and let it rest for about 8 minutes.
- Strain the infusion and from this infusion we can drink 3 glasses a day.
Licorice infusion to relieve dry throat
Licorice is ideal for relieving dry throat; it is bactericidal, anti-inflammatory and softening.
- A tablespoon of licorice root.
- 200 ml. From mineral water.
- We put the water to boil and once it boils we add the licorice.
- We keep boiling for 2 minutes, turn off the heat, cover the infusion and let it rest for 10 minutes.
- Uncover the infusion and strain it. From this infusion we can drink 3 cups a day.