infection of the throat is one of the reasons for a sore throat in an
adult or a child. If the bacterial infection of the throat is not attended
to promptly it may lead to other conditions like ear infections or tonsillitis.
A person with bacterial infection of the throat will have his throat
inflamed and it will be sore.
In most of the cases antibiotic treatment is given for the bacterial
infection of the throat. Sometimes it is allowed to take the natural
course by which the body fights against the bacteria. The bacterial
infection of throat is caused by the bacteria called the streptococcus.
Group A streptococcus is the cause of these bacterial infection of throat.
If a person or a child has sudden fever without any symptoms of fever
then it could be a bacterial infection of throat. Infection of the tonsils
will happen if the bacterial infection of throat is not cleared.
might be affected and it will look swollen, and red. The same bacteria
cause tonsillitis also. You have to look at the symptoms like painful
throat, swollen tonsils, swallowing difficulties, fever and headache
which might be the symptoms of sore throats. There are also other reasons
for getting a sore throat like breathing in polluted air, allergy, and
smoking. Treating a bacterial infection of throat is essential to prevent
further complications in the health conditions.
are usually recommended by doctors to treat the bacterial infection
of the throat. Oral antibiotics like amoxicillin, penicillin, azithromycin,
clarithromycin, and clindamycin are usually given to treat sore throats
that are caused by bacteria. Penicillin through injection is also given
in some cases to treat the bacterial infection of throat. Treating with
antibiotics would help to reduce the symptoms and avoid spreading of
the infection to others.
If children are affected severely by sore throats then a doctor would
also give acetaminophen as a relief to pain in the throat and to reduce
temperature if any. Fever and sore throat may subside within a day of
starting the treatment. Once the fever subsides and the infection clears
to some extent the child or the adult can return to school or work.
It is not advised to stop the medicine in the mid of the course. Complete
the course of the medicine given to you otherwise there might be a possibility
of recurrence of the infections and it may lead to other complications.