A sore throat is an acute infectious disease that causes inflammation of the tonsils located in the nasopharynx or in the mouth. Tonsils produce a protective function and are involved in the development of immunity. In this disease, a high body temperature appears sharply, there is a sharp pain in the throat, which brings discomfort when swallowing food or saliva.
How many days can the temperature of a sore throat last?
This question is often asked by patients to doctors. The answer to it lies in the sources of angina.
Viral infections are a common cause of angina, but bacterial and viral infections can also cause illness. A common bacterial cause is Streptococcus (Streptococcus) bacteria. The temperature lasts a long time if the sources of the disease are:
- Influenza virus;
- Epstein-Barr virus;
- parainfluenza virus;
So, summing up the above, we can say that the temperature above 38 ° C lasts about 2 days, but again, it depends on the signs and symptoms of angina. However, if the temperature is more than 4 days, you should immediately consult a doctor.
How to identify and bring down the temperature in angina
The main symptom of the disease is often high fever, which begins suddenly on the second day and lasts for more than 38 ° C for 3 or more days.
To accurately determine whether the patient has a high temperature, you need to measure it. You can measure it in three places of the body:
Mouth – put a thermometer under your tongue, and close your mouth, inhale through your nose, and with your lips hold the thermometer tightly in place. Leave the thermometer in your mouth to measure the temperature for 3 minutes, or until you hear a beep.
Rectum. This is a temperature measurement method for babies and small children who are not able to keep the thermometer safely in their mouths. Place vaseline on a rectal thermometer bulb. Lay the baby’s small face on a flat surface or on your lap. Open the buttocks, and insert the end of the bulb of the thermometer into the anal canal. Be careful not to insert the thermometer too far. Remove the thermometer after 3 minutes or when the beep sounds.
Armpits – place the thermometer in the armpit, hands pressed to the body for 5 minutes. This is the most accurate method for using a glass thermometer to measure the temperature in a sore throat.
How to bring down the temperature for progressive angina?
If you find that your child or your child has a fever for more than 4 days, you should immediately seek help from your doctor or pediatrician.
If the temperature is very high and reaches up to 40g., It must be beaten down with antipyretic drugs. If this is not done, the blood may clot and this will be fatal. It is not necessary to bring down the temperature to 38.5 degrees, as the body struggles with the disease during this period.
There are many ways to reduce the temperature, not only with drugs, but also with folk remedies.
The most common medications for fever for sore throat are: Aspirin, antibiotics Cotrimoxazole, Ampicillin trihydrate.
Treatment must be carried out with the help of special sprays from sore throat.
Antipyretics: Paracetamol, Theraflu.
You can also bring down the temperature at hand. If there are no medicines, it is rubbing with a weak solution of vinegar or vodka diluted with water. Within 15 minutes the temperature should go down.
Thorough rinsing of the throat and mouth is also an essential step in treating a sore throat. This stage will not cure the disease, but will be able to eliminate the symptoms of a sore throat. It serves as an auxiliary method of treatment. Rinse the throat with special solutions. You can rinse and salt solution, it must be done 1 time per hour.
Treatment is prescribed strictly after an examination by a doctor who makes an accurate diagnosis.
There are many types of angina, and they are treated differently. And if you feel a sore throat, consult a specialist, do not self-medicate. For frequent treatment of angina takes place in the infectious wards of the hospital. Anti-inflammatory medications, antipyretic, immunostimulating, vitamin complex, probiotics, inhalations, everything that is impossible at home cannot be done. The course of treatment in the hospital takes an average of 5-7 days, after which they take blood tests and look at improving the health of the patient. It is better to entrust your health to specialists who can eradicate the disease and normalize the state of health.