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Sore Throat Allergies

Post  mrsamct on Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:57 am

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Sore throat can be defined as the inflammation of the throat caused due to numerous reasons. Sore throat, also known as strep throat, is one of the most common symptom that is experienced by nearly all people some time in their lives. Among the several reasons, common cold and allergies are the significant causes of sore throat. As there is only a slight difference between the symptoms of sore throat caused due to cold as well as that caused due to allergies, one may get confused and fail to identify the exact cause of sore throat. Here we will know more on sore throat caused due to allergies.

Sore Throat Allergies
Allergies are caused when the immune system mistakes certain harmless substances like mold and pollen for germs and other parasites and hence releases chemicals to fight them. This results in formation of certain symptoms. Pollen, mold, dust mites, cigarette smoke and hackles of animals are the most common causes of allergies in people. Hay fever is one of the major reasons for persistent sore throat allergies. On the other hand, people who are constantly exposed to industrial pollutants, heavy metals or Candida, suffer from chronic sore throat allergies, while itchy sore throat allergies are caused due to nasal allergies. Severe sore throat allergies are caused due to consumption of foodstuff like sunflower seed, cucumber, zucchini, etc. It is very essential to identify the symptoms of sore throat allergies in order to treat and prevent it.

Sore Throat Allergies: Symptoms
Although the symptoms of common cold and sore throat allergies are similar, one should remember that symptoms like fever and aches are never observed in case of sore throat allergies. The following are the other symptoms that accompany sore throat caused by allergies:

* Cough
* Sneezing
* Runny nose
* Discomfort in swallowing
* Blockage of nasal passages

Sore Throat Allergies: Treatment
Sore throat caused due to allergies do not require any medications or drug treatment. Essential oils like the peppermint oil and several other homeopathic treatments are helpful in treating allergic reactions and symptoms. There are several home remedies for sore throat that help in soothing the discomfort caused due to it. Gargling with lukewarm salty water is an age old but the best home remedy for treating sore throat. Throat sprays and lozenges that are easily available in the market can also be used to sooth sore throat. It is also very important to keep oneself well hydrated when suffering from sore throat as it helps in allergy relief. Therefore, one should consume sufficient quantities of water, vegetable soups or broths to ease the discomfort. Similarly, it is very essential to take rest to cure the soreness in the throat completely. If one suffers from constant sore throat allergies which is accompanied by other symptoms, he should consult the doctor as early as possible.

Read more on:

* Sore Throat Remedy
* Sore Throat Cure
* How to Cure Allergies

Sore Throat Allergies: Prevention
Once it is diagnosed that the sore throat is caused due to allergies, the doctor will find out the exact allergen which causes the allergy attacks. The best and obvious preventive measure for sore throat allergy is to avoid consumption or exposure to the allergens. One should completely stop consuming foodstuffs that cause sore throat allergy. On the other hand, one should avoid consumption of alcoholic drinks and cigarette smoking as it can trigger off the symptoms of sore throat caused due to allergies. It is also advisable to prevent the excess dryness in one's home and workplace as it can trigger cough and inflammation in the throat.

This was all about sore throat allergies. One should remember that it is not a disease, but only a symptom which can be completely cured and also prevented from recurring again.

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