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Homeopathic Remedies for Pharyngitis – Part 1

• Pharyngitis emanates from the Greek word pharynx.
• Pharanx meaning throat and the suffix -itis meaning inflammation.
• It is actually an inflammation of the throat.
• It can be quite painful.
• Sore throat is the most common cause.
• Like various types of inflammation, pharyngitis may be acute.
• It’s seen as a rapid onset and typically a short course.
• Pharyngitis may result in substantial tonsils.
• This leads to trouble swallowing and breathing.
• Pharyngitis is usually that has a cough or fever.
• Most acute cases are caused by infections.
• Remaining is due to bacterial infections, fungal infections, or irritants.
• Can be challenging be pollutants or chemical substances.
• Treatment of viral causes is symptomatic.
• Bacterial or fungal causes might be amenable to antibiotics and anti-fungal respectively.

Cardinal Features

• Sore throat
• Enlarged tonsils
• Tonsillar exudates
• Pharyngeal erythema
• Soft palate petechiae
• Anterior cervical adenopathy
• Painful swallowing
• Fever greater than 38°C
• Erythematous rash
• Abdominal pain suggests streptococcal infection
• Absence of cough
• Rhinorrhea
• Itchy eyes

Causes of Pharyngitis

Common causes
• Rhinovirus
• Adenovirus
• Parainfluenza virus
• Coxsackie virus
• Herpes simplex virus
• Epstein-Barr virus
• Cytomegalovirus
• Respiratory syncytial virus

Bacteria
• Group A β-hemolytic streptococci
• Streptococcus pyogenes
• Neisseria gonorrhoeae
• Corynebacterium diphtheria
• Haemophilus influenza
• Moraxella catarrhalis
• Nontypable Haemophilus

Fungi: Candida
Rare causes
• Chemical irritation
• Gastroesophageal reflux disease
• Postnasal drainage from chronic allergies
• Neoplasms
• Mycoplasma pneumoniae
• Chlamydia pneumoniae

Serious causes
• Group A β-hemolytic streptococci
• Risk of rheumatic heart disease
• Glomerulonephritis
• Corynebacterium diphtheria
• Myocarditis
• Peripheral neuritis

Homeopathic Remedies for Pharyngitis

1. ACONITUM
This remedy is indicated to a person with the following symptoms:
• Initial onset of the sore throat
• Symptoms come on suddenly
• Often after exposure to a cold air
• Some burning in the throat
• Red, dry, swollen throat.

2. APIS
This remedy is indicated to a person with the following symptoms:
• Red, inflamed throat
• With swollen tonsils
• Aggravated by warm drinks or food
• Relieved by cold drinks or sucking on an ice cube
• When the throat hurts even when not swallowing
• Throat not only looks red, it looks shiny
• There is dryness in the throat
• A burning, stinging pain
• Constrictive feeling in the throat
• Inner and outer throat is swollen
• Uvula which hangs from the upper throat is also swollen
• Sensation of a fishbone caught in the throat
• May have difficulty swallowing
• Experience hoarseness in the mornings
• Cannot stand to have anything around their neck.

3. ARSENICUM
This remedy is indicated to a person with the following symptoms:
• Burning pain in the throat
• Relieved by warm food or drinks
• Aggravated by cold food or drinks
• May begin with a nasal discharge
• Then go into the throat
• Pains are usually worse on the right side
• May also be dryness of the mouth
• With a great thirst for frequent sips of water.

4. BELLADONNA
This remedy is indicated to a person with the following symptoms:
• Acute tonsillitis
• Early stages of other types of sore throat
• Tonsils are noticeably red, usually scarlet red
• Burning pains
• Constant desire to swallow
• Swallowing hurts
• Constricting feeling in the throat
• Causes difficulty even swallowing water
• Tendency to desire lemons or lemonade
• Tickling in the larynx
• Fever
• Head is hot
• Their extremities are cold

5. FERRUM PHOS
This remedy is indicated to a person with the following symptoms:
• Acute, non-violent tonsillitis
• Inflammation does not begin suddenly
• Pain is not severe
• Throat is red and swollen
• Especially on waking
• Have pain on swallowing
• Burning pain
• Better from cold applications
• Hoarseness
• Sore throats in children

Homeopathic Remedies Treating Chronic Pharyngitis by Massage Golden Throat Lozenge Cough Drops

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