its been a week since the last posting..now its olready 4 mac 2009. MAC oredy!
hmm…back to the title. i woke up in the middle of the night because of pain. i have this pain before i go to sleep.its 230am now. the pain mainly at the nose, throat,eyes and ears. it feels itchy and hot and burning. my nose block and watery, accompanied by lots of sneezing. my eyes burn, it become red. my throat feels hot and burning. it sores. thats where the name came from.The sore throat.
in medical, the sore throat is called acute pharyngitis. hence the name, it imply sudden onset of inflammatory reaction in the pharynx. this reaction is part of our body immune system to protect us from the pathogens which could be viral or bacterial.
most common cause is viral, from the adenovirus group.
like what i mention above, infected person can have sore throat and fever. The itchiness and watery nose and sneezing are also part of the manifestations.
inflammatory reaction will cause our body to produce histamine which cause changes in the system, particularly at the infected site.
the treatment is symptomatic relief to the patient. antihistamine, anticongestion, steroid if necessary.
the course of the condition is self limiting.
however, if it involves a more persistent and severe pharyngitis, it could be due to bacterial infection. Thus, will need of antibiotic treatment. usual bacterial is streptococcus, staphylococcus and H.influenzae.
advice: rest.drink alot of water.avoid close contact to prevent spread of infection (by body fluid and air droplet : sneeze,cough,towel)
this is my first 24 hours of the sore throat. it feels miserable and painful. Allah The Almighty, im Your very weak servant, please eleveate this pain from me. You are The True Healer of disease. Amin.