Homeopathy and Sore Throat
Dr Sheetal Bhatia
Domlur, Bengaluru Feb 9, 2017
A sore throat is a discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes it painful to swallow. Tonsillitis begins as a sore throat worse on swallowing. Strep throat is the most common bacterial cause of a sore throat. It can lead to rheumatic fever.
The majority of a sore throat is caused by viral infections, which means they will not respond to antibiotics.
- Swollen tonsils
- Enlarged and tender feeling at the back of your throat
- A painful, tender feeling at the back of your throat
- Discomfort when swallowing
- A high-temperature fever
- Aching muscles
- A headache
- A cough
- A runny nose
Homeopathy treatment for Sore Throat
It is indicated by great dryness and brightness of the throat. It has a glazed appearance, the fauces are inflamed, and the tonsils are swollen and enlarged, worse on the right side, constant desire to swallow.
All preparations of mercury are great sore throat remedies. Mercurius has dryness and great soreness in the throat, the patient is obliged to swallow constantly and there are much soreness and swelling of the glands.
In throats that are dark in colour where the tonsils are dark red, the parts feel sore, and the pain on swallowing is at the root of the tongue, accompanied by a general aching in the back and limbs.
The remedy for follicular pharyngitis where there is a grey or white exudation, the tonsils are swollen and inflamed, and there is greyish spots or ulcers on them.
A sore throat, with swelling of the tonsils, and ulcers which exude a purulent discharge, there are diseased follicles which exude a caseous matter. The coating of the tongue is yellow at the base, there is an accumulation of sticky tenacious mucus in the pharynx and pains in the eustachian tubes.
It is considered almost specific in ordinary pharyngitis, when it is worse on the right side, where the tonsils are swollen and throat is so dry that the patient must drink to assist deglutition, the throat is less red than under Belladonna and the follicles are involved, stinging pains in the throat or a burning like a pepper worse in the warm moist air.
The sensation of a lump in the throat, which seems to go down when swallowing, but returns again, constriction of throat and difficult breathing, worse arousing from sleep or after sleep.
A very useful throat remedy, it has a highly inflamed throat covered with a plastic lymph. There is a spasm of the throat with a feeling of intense constriction. The throat feels as if on fire, the pain seems to be at the back of the throat.
Sharp splinter-like pains in the throat indicate this remedy, or a sensation as if there were a lump in the throat. Suppurative throat troubles, tonsillitis and a retropharyngeal abscess will call for Hepar.
This is a remedy often overlooked in throat troubles, but it comes in more frequently than many others. It suits the irritated throats of smokers, drinkers and preachers.
It is used in early stages where symptoms come on rapidly, fever. Throat looks bright red, burning, tingling, smarting sensations.