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					               A DISCUSSION ON ACUTE PHARYNGITIS AND THERAPIES




                                   NAME: Faisal Baom.



Introduction

       In medical field, Pharyngitis is defined as the inflammation or irritation of the

throat or Pharynx (Pharyngitis 2010). In most common instances, it is more popularly

known as sore throat, which commonly results into the swelling of tonsils. More often

than not, Pharyngitis is painful. Any infection or further deterioration could prolong for a

considerable amount of time. For individuals who have it, their tonsils usually appear in

color red with representations of mucous follicles visible near the tonsils (Acute

Pharyngitis n.d.). Without the proper medications, Pharyngitis could cause difficulty in

swallowing and breathing, which could progress to a more serious condition. Through

the use of the provided case study, this paper would primarily discuss what Acute

Pharyngitis is. Likewise, this would concentrate on identifying the effective therapies

and treatment methods to be used in curing Acute Pharyngitis.
                           Acute Pharyngitis: A Brief Overview

       Usually, viruses are the most common factors that cause people to have

Pharyngitis. Group A streptococcus is one of the main bacteria that cause Pharyngitis,

which could also lead to strep throat that is more common among children between 5 to

15 years of age (Strep Throat 2010). Cases of Pharyngitis normally occur throughout

the colder months, wherein it often spreads among the family and its members

(Pharyngitis 2010).

       In a sense, Acute Pharyngitis is regarded as the effect of weather on health. It is

one of the most common airborne diseases that usually appear during winter (Acute

Pharyngitis n.d.). Sore throat is the main symptom of Acute Pharyngitis (Sore Throat

2010). Also, fever, headache, swollen glands and cough are particular symptoms of

Acute Pharyngitis.

                                 Analysis and Discussions

       Upon reading the case study, it is evident that patient who is a 6-year old male

has Acute Pharyngitis, as he presents all the above stated symptoms of this disease.

The fever and swollen gland, more especially the red posterior pharynx, are clear

indications that the patient badly needs medical attention and treatment. Given that

Acute Pharyngitis is a serious medical condition, there are various ways and therapies

that could be used to cure it.

       Usually, Acute Pharyngitis could be treated through medication. Once the

infection is proven to be bacterial, the doctor would most likely prescribe drugs, such as

that of the leading antibiotics. More so, the doctor could prescribe over-the-counter

medicines such as Tylenol and Advil in order to treat and reduce the symptomatic
effects Acute Pharyngitis. Patients with Acute Pharyngitis could take oral antibiotics for

quicker and more effective results (Halsey 2009).

       However, in severe cases of Acute Pharyngitis, more especially among the

children who experience numerous cases of sore throats, a tonsillectomy could also be

used to treat it. If the cause of Acute Pharyngitis is viral, the use of medication would be

effective, but is more likely go away on its own.

       Lastly, apart from medication and surgery, Acute Pharyngitis could be treated

through the use of alternative treatment method. This treatment involves natural

therapies, such as gargling of salt water, use of Herbal remedies, drinking more warm

water, Eating lots of warm food and.
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