Infections of oral cavity and throat

Sore throat should never be disregarded, but special attention should be paid to children. In most cases, a tricky infection is hiding in the oral cavity or throat, and all it is waiting for is the possibility to proliferate and cause problems in an unprotected organism.

Usually, sore throat is a symptom that accompanies flu or some other cold illness. However, sometimes it is the only symptom that prevents you from carrying out your daily functions properly. Pain does not stop, but instead increases as you swallow. Sometimes, it can be confusing, if a four-year-old, who has been diagnosed with acute pharyngitis or tonsillitis, is complaining more about belly pain, vomits, while the sore throat and difficulty swallowing stay merely in the background. This can indeed happen, however, you should consult the doctor again to be clear that the cause of stomach aches or vomiting is not something else.

The most common cause of a sore throat is virus pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat) and tonsillitis caused by Streptococcus pyogenes (inflammation of tonsils). However, these are not the only agents of infections of the oral cavity and the throat. To make matters more complicated for you and the doctor, there can be rather many causes of a sore throat. Here are some examples:

  • bacteria (streptococci, diphtheria bacillus, staphylococci, gonococci, haemophilus bacillus);
  • viruses (Epstein-Barr virus, herpes virus, adenovirus, coronavirus, enterovirus, flu virus, rhinovirus, chickenpox);
  • other infections (fungal, mycoplasma, chlamydia);
  • irritants — tobacco smoke, foreign bodies in throat, gastroesophageal reflux, hot and irritant food, drinks, singing for a long time and speaking loudly.

If you have been unlucky to have caught an unpleasant virus or bacteria, which irritates your throat, Furasol can help you. It has an antibacterial effect, its targets most of agents causing infection of tonsil and throat — viruses, bacteria and fungus. It will successfully deal with such staphylococci strains that are resistant to other antibiotics.
What does antibacterial effect mean? Furasol functions as a bactericide — it disinfects and destroys bacteria. At the same time, it also has bacteriostatic effect — it supresses bacterial growth and multiplication. And to be completely safe that no bad bacteria are left unnoticed, Furasol causes the disintegration of the walls of bacterial cells and suppresses metabolic processes of pathogenic bacteria (harmful for us).

The use of Furasol is very simple: it is a powder that contains 100 mg of Furaginum solubile or the soluble Furaginum. Boil 200 ml of water, mix one package of Furasol in it, and let it cool down, until the temperature is pleasantly warm. Do not preserve the prepared solution, but instead use it up right away. The oral cavity and throat must be rinsed 2–3 times per day.
However, always carefully assess the health condition. There are cases when you should definitely consult your doctor, because something more serious can be hiding behind an ordinary sore throat. Go to see a doctor or call an ambulance if:

  • fever is above 39 °C and it remains high for a longer time;
  • treatment at home has not helped and the condition does not improve;
  • pain when swallowing is sharp and unbearable;
  • oedema of throat develops, difficulty breathing;
  • suffering of diabetes or HIV.