Sore Throat Symptoms and Conditions We Treat at frontlineer.com
Sore throat is actually quite common and chances are that we have experienced this at one time or the other, and most likely a number of times actually. Sore throat and its symptoms is particularly very common during flu season where the prospect of one missing work or school as a result of the same is pretty high. Most of the time, sore throat is usually nothing to worry so much about, and it is a condition that we never see as being one that will have us heading to an emergency room seeking emergency medical attention. This is because most of the time, we are able to deal with our sore throat with the help of home remedies such as rest, taking in lots of fluids, especially in the form of soup, as well as through the help of over-the-counter medication. Normally, we can be sure that the sore throat will ease after a few days of the aforementioned avenues of treatment. However, sometimes a sore throat may be more than it appears and may actually be a sign of a more sinister health condition that may require immediate treatment at an emergency room. Serious cases of sore throat, those that are potentially life-threatening are usually accompanied by certain symptoms or conditions. This article will look to highlight the symptoms and conditions we treat over at frontlineer.com as far as sore throat is concerned.
One of the symptoms that we treat as far as sore throat is concerned is cases where the sore throat is accompanied by difficulties breathing. As we all know, difficulties breathing should always be taken seriously, with one required to seek immediate emergency medical attention as it could lead to one asphyxiating. Therefore, if you are showing signs of difficulties breathing to go along with your sore throat such as shallow breathing, shortness of breath, tightening in the chest as well as chest pain, then you should give us a visit and have yourself assessed and treated as soon as possible. Another condition we do treat as far as sore throat is concerned is sore throat due to an abscess of the tonsil, also known as peritonsillar abscess. This should always be taken seriously and one should have the infection causing the abscess treated as soon as possible. Some the symptoms to look out for as far as it is concerned include significant swelling on one side of the throat, fever and chills, painful swallowing among others and if you are presenting with these symptoms, you should give us a visit to have yourself assessed and treated as soon as possible.
Another symptom that should be taken very seriously as far as sore throat is concerned, hence why it is among the symptoms we do treat, is if you are having sore throat as well as coughing up blood. The coughing of blood may be in small amounts of blood or it may be mixed up in phlegm where you cough out blood in sputum, either way it should be taken very seriously as coughing of blood as well as sore throat may be a sign of a number of serious conditions including a chest infection. this is why you should visit us as soon as possible if you are presenting with the same for assessment and treatment. Another condition that we do treat as far as sore throat is concerned is sore throat due to severe allergic reactions. If you are presenting with a sore throat after having ingested or come into contact with something you are allergic too, as well as an inability to swallow due to a swollen throat among other signs of severe allergic reactions, you should give us a visit as soon as possible to be assessed and treated especially keeping in mind that severe allergic reactions can be potentially life-threatening if not treated as soon as possible.
Another condition that we treat as far as sore throat is concerned is rheumatic fever, which is an inflammatory reaction that occurs when strep throat, or any other streptococcal infection, goes untreated. Some of the red flags to look out for as far as it is concerned include fatigue, joint pain and swelling, fever, uncontrolled twitching movements among other symptoms, to go with the sore throat. If you are presenting with any of these symptoms, you should ensure that you give us a visit so that you can be treated for the same. Another condition that we also treat as far as sore throat is concerned is where one develops sore throat and they have a compromised immune system due to one reason or the other. A compromised immune system may be as a result of you having had recent transplant surgery and consequently are on transplant medication which usually lowers one’s immune system to ensure the transplanted organ is not rejected. Other conditions that are associated with a compromised immune system include cancer or recent treatment of the same, existing sever infection or illness as well as HIV/AIDS. If you develop a sore throat and have a compromised immune system due to any of these conditions, you should ensure you give us a visit as soon as possible for treatment.
The above are some of the symptoms and conditions that we at frontlineer.com treat as far as sore throat is concerned and you should give us a visit if you are presenting with any of them for treatment.