Pharyngitis is a common disease that may be experienced by many people. It is generally referred to as “sore throat” in daily life. Diagnosis and treatment of pharyngitis should be taken into consideration seriously to eliminate the problem. In this respect, especially, “individualized” diognosis and treatment is essential to highlight, since, it is focused on background illness histories and situation of patients.
In terms of diagnosis, chronic pharyngitis diagnosis is especially important to emphasize, since, it refers to pharyngitis lasting for a long time. There may be different tests necessary to be taken in the case of pharyngitis diagnosis. The doctor may start with physical examination of the throat at first. If there is a need, a “throat culture” may be requested from the patient to be examined for the cause of the problem. When necessary, laboratory tests may be completed to determine the reasons for the illness. “Blood test”s are also important to underline, since, they may sometimes be necessary. If there is a need for “blood test”s, blood may be taken from arm or hand.
Pharyngitis treatment includes many aspects to take into consideration. At first, it may be necessary to consult an expert doctor in the field. Sometimes, antibiotics may be necessary to cope with the problem. A good rest, consumption of good amount of water, gargling with salty water or drinking warm liquids may be useful to treat pharyngitis.
A regular way of life is important not to come across with this problem or to eliminate the disease. Drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes are not good for pharyngitis. In the same parallel, eating severe spicy food may irritate the throat further. The balance between physical and spiritual/mental dimensions of the body is essential to maintain a strong immune system and keep body safe. Keeping the temperature of the body and environment at a constant and balanced degree is also important for treatment in this context.