No less than 9 million French people are affected by angina every year. Its treatment depends on its cause, viral or bacterial.
Viral angina, which is characterized by inflammation of the throat with redness of the pharynx predominantly in the tonsils, is treated as follows:
- local disinfection;
- aspirin intake: 500 mg or 1 g, to be renewed every 4 hours, without exceeding the maximum dose of 3 g per day;
- taking paracetamol: 500 mg or 1 g, to be renewed every 4 hours, without exceeding the maximum dose of 3 g per day;
- taking a cough suppressant.
- Sleep is restorative.
- Taking a hot drink also calms: milk + lemon + honey or, to be reserved for adults, milk + rum + honey.
Treating bacterial angina
Angina is caused by group A streptococcus bacteria when the Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) is positive. The use of antibiotics is essential to avoid the risk of complications. These are usually penicillin derivatives prescribed for at least a week. It is imperative to follow the treatment to the end, in order to avoid the selection of resistant germs.
Antibiotic treatment is accompanied by symptomatic treatment: analgesic, local disinfection, etc.
Cardiac and renal monitoring is also recommended, especially in cases ofrepeated tonsillitis. In this case, the question of tonsillectomy also arises, because the amygdala no longer plays its role of immune filter. It even becomes harmful.
If the Rapid Diagnostic Test is negative, it does not necessarily mean that the angina is not bacterial. Only a laboratory culture of a second sample can make it possible after a few days to confirm or not the presence of a bacterium. While waiting for this biological result, faced with a negative RDT, only analgesic and antipyretic treatments are recommended. It is therefore necessary to monitor the evolution of angina and consult again in case of complications or if the angina does not heal after a few days.
What if we thought about prevention?
The preventive treatment starts in September, whether the weather is still nice and hot or not, so that when the first frost arrives, it has had time to take effect.
In children: one can have recourse to the cures of trace elements: copper-gold-silver or manganese-copper or sulfur, 2 or 3 times per week during 2 months.
- Homeopathy works well: Mercurius Solubilis or Sulfur in 9 CH or 11 CH, at the rate of one dose per week.
- Energized diluted organotherapy also gives good results: Tonsils in 9 CH, Mucosa of the pharynx in 7 CH.
And for all, simply think of thyme tea in the evening, which is a very good general antiseptic.