Infections caused by either bacteria or a virus or some allergies can cause a fever, sore throat. High fever, difficulty in swallowing, sore throat, and breathlessness is symptoms that need immediate medical attention. A fever can include headaches, body pain, a 100 or above degree temperature, a parched throat etc. Sore throat can be a pain in swallowing, irritation in the throat etc and there are home remedies that can be opted for to cure them.
Children between the age groups of 5 and 12 years get affected by these infections due to inadequate development of their immune systems. Some home remedies might help in relieving the symptoms to some extent. The truth is any cold or infection of this nature generally takes 1`week or more to cure and there is no instant curing system for this. Gargling in warm salted water, using lozenges, steam inhalations, using a paracetamol for fever, proper rest and diet that gets digested easily along with plenty of fluid intake can greatly help in reducing the discomfort. Some other home remedies include garlic oil, lime mixed with honey in warm water, using turmeric in warm milk at nights, herbal teas taken frequently, eucalyptus for external application over the nose, throat and chest as well as the back of the chest region for relieving the congestion etc. If you experience pain in your throat, look for some sore throat remedies to prevent future complications.
Almost everyone is affected by a fever and sore throat at least once in a year. Climate changes, working in crowded places, working without proper rest or sleep, lack of nutrition in the diet, lack of vitamin intakes, and lack of proper oral hygiene can all be the causes of fever, sore throat. This is more common in today’s polluted atmosphere where almost every other country suffers from air pollution due to smoke from factories, cutting down of forests which can lead to increased carbon-di-oxide levels, leading to a weakening of the immune system which can cause infections.
Sneezing, coughing, using the objects that are used by a person who has contacted this infection, constantly being in crowded places can all lead to getting infected very easily as these infections travel in the air and can be contagious. When very high fever persists along with a faint feeling, inability to open the mouth along with difficulty in swallowing, breathlessness, visiting your general physician is highly recommended for safety reasons. Quarantine plays a major role in the curing of these infections. The infected person should be isolated until his recovery. This also prevents the spreading of the infection to other people which is a must under such situations. This also helps in the proper rest and care of the infected person.
Developing a good immune system is the key to healthy living. A balance diet rich in carbohydrates, vitamins, fats, proteins along with all the essential vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C combined with a regular exercise routine can greatly help in the prevention of contacting these infections and also help in fast recovery if prone to infections, thereby eliminating the need for natural cures.