Seitenstrangangina: What to do?

A lateral urinary tract (angina lateralis) is a relatively rare pharyngitis. It often occurs as a result of a cold. Typical symptoms are throat and ear pain and difficulty swallowing. Depending on the severity of the disease, home remedies may be sufficient to treat side-strangled ache. In some cases, however, the treatment with an antibiotic is necessary.

Infection as a cause

In the case of a lateral transeptina, the lymphatic channels in the lateral posterior pharyngeal wall are primarily affected. These are called 'side strands'. With regard to the involvement of the lymph nodes, a side-stream gangrene clearly differs from a normal pharyngitis, such as occurs in the context of a cold. This is namely an inflammation of the pharyngeal mucosa.

A Seitenstrangangina is often the result of a cold. Due to the cold, the lateral strands are already weakened and can then be easily colonized by pathogens such as bacteria or viruses. The disease can be unilateral or bilateral.

Particularly susceptible to a Seitenstrangangina are persons who have been removed from the almonds. Since they lack the protective function of almonds, pathogens are particularly easy to reach the pharynx.

Typical symptoms of a side-hungrina

In the case of a side-stream gangrene, symptoms such as sore throat and dysphagia occur, just as with normal pharyngitis. Likewise, swollen lymph nodes that are sensitive to pressure are typical of the infection.

In addition, sufferers can suffer from earache in a side-hungrina. Due to the proximity of the lateral cords to the Eustachian tube, which connects the ear and the nasopharynx, a more severe course also causes a middle ear infection as a complication.

Other symptoms of a side-hungrina are:

  • Reddened and swollen lymphatics, which may be covered with white specks
  • a headache
  • body aches
  • fatigue
  • fever

Since a side-stream gangrene is contagious, you should avoid contact with infected persons and pay attention to careful hygiene (eg, frequent hand washing).

Proper diagnosis

Cold symptoms associated with earache are typical signs of a side-hungrina. The doctor can confirm this assumption by an examination of the upper pharynx: If the side strands are reddened, swollen and possibly white-trimmed, a Seitenstrangangina is likely. With the help of a smear of the pharyngeal mucosa, the doctor can check whether the infection was caused by bacteria or viruses. This is important because bacterial infection may make sense to use an antibiotic.

Treat side transept with antibiotic

A side-strand gangrene usually heals without any problems - complications rarely occur. In mild cases, no treatment with an antibiotic is needed. Often it is sufficient if the patient spares extensively and takes a lot of fluids. Neck wraps, lozenges and nose drops can also help relieve symptoms. In case of fever or pain, analgesics with paracetamol are recommended.

If the symptoms do not disappear after a few days, you should definitely consult a doctor. This is also true if you have high fever or severe pain. The doctor can then decide if an antibiotic should be used to treat the lateral urinary tract. Used in good time, antibiotics can prevent complications such as abscess or otitis media.

Therapy with home remedies

With a Seitenstrangangina the use of home remedies makes sense in any case. With easier gradients, these are sufficient as sole therapy, in more severe cases they are used in addition to an antibiotic. Possible home remedies are:

  • Chamomile or sage tea
  • Inhale with chamomile tea
  • Gargle with salt water
  • Warm neck wraps

If you rely on homeopathic remedies, Phytolacca is recommended for the treatment of a Seitenstrangangina.

Duration of a Seitenstrangangina

As a guideline, a side strand gangrene should heal again within three to six days. At least fever and dysphagia should have disappeared after this period. If this is not the case or if severe symptoms occur, you should definitely consult a doctor. Because timely treatment is important to prevent complications such as a middle ear infection, a tympanic effusion, an abscess in the area of ​​the tonsillectomy and sequelae.

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