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Have you ever had a sore throat? What prompted it, and the way do you're making it suppose greater? The convenient overall healthiness advisor TO SORE THROATS examins what explanations sore throats, your body's methods of therapeutic, tonsillitis, strep throat and the way to suppose larger.

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A throat culture is more accurate than a rapid strep test, but the results take longer to come back—about two days. If the rapid strep test or throat culture shows that you have strep throat, your doctor will want you to start taking an antibiotic right away. Most of the time, you will be able to go back to school the next day. It is important to take all the antibiotic medicine that the doctor gives you. Don’t stop taking it just because you start to feel better. When you do not take all of the medicine the doctor gave you, some of the bacteria may survive and multiply.

If particles of fluid get caught on the hairs in your nose, your brain sends a message to your chest muscles, and you sneeze. Some of the fluid drips down the back of your swollen throat and irritates it. The result is a sore throat. What Is an Allergy? Sometimes the immune system is a little too active. It mistakes something harmless, such as a food or pollen grains, as a threat. This is what happens in people who have an allergy. A sore throat may be the result of an allergic reaction. About 50 million people in the United States have allergies.

Viruses vs. Bacteria Sore throats caused by bacteria, such as strep, can be treated with antibiotics—drugs that kill bacteria. But antibiotics don’t work on common colds, which are caused by viruses. com Chapter 4 THE BODY’S DEFENSES When bacteria or viruses get inside your body, your body fights back. Some of the germs that enter your nose get trapped in bristly hairs inside your nostrils. Germs that sneak past these hairs fall into a gooey fluid that covers the lining of your nose. This fluid is called mucus.

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