About the Illness
A sore throat that begins suddenly and is accompanied by a high fever but no cold symptoms could be
“Strep throat” which is a common infection in children and adolescents that is caused by a streptococcal
bacteria and which will need to be treated.
Burning sensation or scratchiness in the back of throat; pain, especially when swallowing; tenderness of the neck; may also be accompanied by sneezing & coughing, hoarseness, runny nose, mild fever or general fatigue.
“Strep throat”: high fever; back of mouth and tonsils become very red; lymph nodes under the jaw or in the neck become swollen and tender.
Children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to Strep throat.
If you suspect your child has it, seek professional help immediately.
First, keep your throat clean by using one of the following gargles to kill the germs:
Vinegar & Garlic good for all
1 glass water, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar and 1 clove garlic.
Blend till smooth.
Gargle half and spit out.
Swallow the other half.
Salt Solution good for all
Add 2 tsp salt to hot water.
Secondly, soothe your throat with one of these remedies:
Lemon & Honey good for kids
Mix the juice of a lemon with honey.
Take a large spoonful as necessary.
Ginger, Garlic, Lemon & Honey good for all
Crush ginger and garlic then add them to boiling water and drink.
Spiced Tea good for all
Ginger, black peppercorn, cloves and cinnamon in tea.
Drink as often as you like.
Thirdly, fight the infection. Try one of these:
Toddalia asiatica Root good for all
Chew the root then swallow.
Zanthoxylum macrophylla Bark good for all
Chew the bark then swallow.
Acacia xanthophloea Inner Bark good for all
Chew the inner bark then swallow.
Food and Nutrition Advice
- Drink plenty of liquids, especially water.
- Take soft/liquid foods e.g. soup.
- Avoid dry food.
- Avoid cold and sweet/sugary things. If you do take sweet or oily foods, follow them with a drink of hot water.
- Avoid cold drinks and alcohol.
Body Work and General Advice
- Relieve the pain by making a hot compress. Do this by taking a hot, damp cloth and wrapping it around the throat and ear area.
- Avoid shouting.
- Get plenty of rest.