A sore throat is due to an inflammation of the larynx, tonsils, adenoids, pharynx, vocal chords. It can be caused by a virus such as in colds or flu or it can be caused by a bacterial infection such as in strep. Some symptoms are pain, fever, swollen glands. Most sore throats caused by a virus will clear up on their own. The following medicines are just a few that can help with a sore throat.
THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL CARE. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST MORE THAN 3 DAYS, CONSULT A LICENSED PRACTITIONER. PREGNANT OR NURSING WOMEN SHOULD CONSULT THEIR DOCTOR BEFORE USING ANY REMEDY.
Sudden onset with high fever. May come on after exposure to cold or drafts. The person is very thirsty. Throat is dry; tonsils swollen. Burning, stinging. Difficult swallowing; hoarseness. Worse from being chilled; noise; light; sleeping on affected side; evening and at night. Better in open air; rest; warm sweat.
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Burning pain. Chill even during fever. Restlessness with fatigue. Thirst for frequent sips of liquid. Worse wet weather; cold drinks or cold food; right side; midnight and after midnight. Better warm drinks, warm food; heat; motion; sitting erect; lying with head elevated; company.
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Suited for the person who takes cold easily and always has swollen tonsils. Stitching and smarting pains. Pain worse on empty swallowing. Can only swallow liquids. Worse from company; warm food; after eating. Better from cold food; being alone; open air.
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Sudden onset. Worse on right side. Swallowing difficult, throat feels constricted. Red, dry. Face red, skin hot. Inclined to swallow continuously. Worse afternoon and night; company; motion. Better during day; rest in bed.
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Sensation of a splinter in throat. Stitches in throat extend to ears on swallowing. When swallowing, sensation of a plug in throat. Chilly; irritable. Feels as if in a draft. Desires for sour and strong things. Worse cold air; touch; motion; night; on waking. Better from wrapping up, warmth.
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Pain worse on left side; begins on left side and goes to right side. Swallowing solid food is more difficult than swallowing liquids. Worse from warmth; morning, especially on waking. Sensitive to touch. Does not want anything around throat or neck. Sensation of swelling in throat.
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Begins on right side and goes to left. Dryness without thirst. Stitches on swallowing. Pain may extend to ears. Desires fresh air. Warm drinks may relieve the pain. Worse between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
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Burning, smarting pain. Constant desire to swallow. Salivation increased. Breath may smell particularly bad. Tongue feels heavy, thick. Imprint of teeth on tongue. Worse at night.
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Right sided sore throat. Pain at root of tongue when protruded.. Sensation of lump in throat. Shooting pain extends into ears on swallowing. Cannot swallow anything hot. Desire to swallow even though it is painful. Body aches. Wants to be covered but still feel chilly.
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