Thrush throat treatment in adults and children
Stomatitis – a disease of the oral cavity, but in some cases it spreads up to the throat. This variant delivers more uncomfortable and difficult to treat because the location of the foci of inflammation are less available for processing. Worst stomatitis in the throat carry the younger children, because swallowing brings unpleasant sensation: burning, tingling, pain.
Stomatitis throat can occur for various reasons and depending on them is treatment. Therefore, in order to quickly and permanently conquer the illness you need to consult a doctor. After a full examination, including laboratory methods and he will prescribe drugs General and local action.
Throat can develop canker. It provoked:
- throat infection;
- injuries of the mucous membrane of the tonsils while swallowing hard food (chips, bread crusts, fish bones);
- allergic reactions;
- thermal and chemical burns.
Aphthous stomatitis with the same frequency develops in the throat in both adults and children. In the first phase it is manifested by fever, loss of appetite, General malaise, enlarged lymph nodes, and redness of the mucous membrane of the pharynx. Gradually they become aphthae – rounded single or multiple ulcers up to 5 mm in diameter, covered with yellowish or grayish tinged with an unpleasant odor. The aft edge is surrounded by a red border.
Herpetic stomatitis often develops in the throat of the child, cases in adults are rare. Cause is infection with a herpes virus or re-activation. First, it affects the mucous membranes of the mouth, and then throat. This phasing is determined by adding the virus through dirty toys, hands, etc. Therefore, the disease is typical of the age in which the child «tastes all by heart.»
By itself, the herpes infection is widely distributed among different age groups. The exacerbation contributes to decreased immunity, tendency to allergies, emotional and physical stress, microtrauma of the oral cavity, dental diseases, etc. as a result, the mucosa of the mouth and throat pour out the small bubbles that delivers a lot of discomfort.
Also for this form of the disease characterized by redness of the throat, inflammation of the submandibular lymph nodes and soreness.
To stop the viral infection is easier in the initial stages, therefore, it is crucial to consult a doctor.
In severe cases not only increases the period of medication and procedures, but also the period of healing of the mucosa.
To determine how to treat the sores that developed in his throat, the doctor will conduct diagnostic tests. In the initial phase, it inspects the affected areas. When expressed clinical manifestations of the disease is defined by severe inflammation of mucosa, ulcers or rash. This allows you to set the primary diagnosis and to identify the main methods of treatment.
In order that the diagnosis was accurate required a deeper examination methods: blood samples for total analysis and a swab of the affected mucosa to bacterial seeding. After receiving the results, the doctor clarifies and complements medical appointments.
The thrush on the throat in children, usually occurs in an acute form and his treatment can begin after the first diagnostic procedures. More complicated is the case with adults, they are characterized by a chronic variant of the disease, which difficult treatment and requires deeper examination. Additionally appointed the blood sampling for biochemical analysis, followed immunofermentnye and detection of sugar level, and sampling of saliva for analysis, identifying the causative agent.
The treatment of stomatitis is determined by the type and nature of the flow. Aphthous often does not require any special preparations, enough procedures gargling with a solution of baking soda and observance of the rules of power: prohibited hot, spicy, acidic and hard foods and drinks that can enhance the irritation. Herpetic stomatitis is impossible to neglect, it can lead to its transition in the chronic form, and not to recovery. Self-treatment is rarely effective, treatment should be under medical supervision. It includes:
- the intake of symptomatic drugs (analgesics, antipyretics);
- the adherence of the day, eliminating the physical strain and overheating of the body;
- excessive drinking of tea, decoctions of anti-inflammatory herbs (chamomile, sage, St. John’s wort);
- with diet, eliminating fatty and fried meals, spicy, hot and hard foods;
- gargling saline solution with a few drops of iodine;
- in difficult cases, intravenous administration of antiviral drugs.
Stomatitis developed in the throat of a child 5 years of age and older, involves treatment with the use of immunomodulators based on Interferon.
If signs of stomatitis it is crucial to consult a doctor. Timely and competent treatment helps to cope with the disease quickly and without consequences, especially for children.