Cobblestone throat treatment
No one likes getting sick, especially if it’s a cold or flu that leaves you miserable for days. The last thing you want to add to your recovery is another illness! Unfortunately, that’s what some people get when they’re recovering from a winter illness. A cough with an annoying tickle in the throat can become inflamed from too much coughing and cause what’s known as cobblestone throat. The term cobblestone is used because the tissue of the throat looks like a stone path. There are bumps and rough spots, rather than smooth skin, which can make swallowing difficult or painful. But there are treatments for this condition and ways to prevent it from happening in the first place.
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Cobblestone throat is most common in children, especially those who have been coughing or vomiting. It can also occur in adults and the elderly. The condition is characterized by pain, difficulty swallowing, and a sore throat that usually clears up within a few days. If your child has cobblestone throat symptoms and is not responding to treatment at home or if they are experiencing breathing difficulties, they may need to see a doctor as soon as possible.
Drink lots of water. When you’re congested, your body is dehydrated and needs more water to help flush out the mucus that’s causing your throat to feel scratchy.
Take a warm bath. A warm bath can be very calming for most people and will loosen up the mucus in your throat, allowing it to drain more easily.
Eat soft foods. Foods like mashed potatoes, soup, and yogurt can be easier on your sore throat than harder things like apples or pretzels—just make sure not to eat too much so that you don’t make yourself nauseous!
Avoid alcohol and caffeine until the infection clears up completely because both are diuretics that could potentially dehydrate you further if taken in excess during such an illness (which isn’t good for any health condition). If possible, try drinking tea instead; some herbal teas may have antibacterial properties as well as being soothing on an upset stomach.”
Cobblestone throat or cobblestone pharyngitis is a common condition. In most cases, it’s easily treatable with medication and lifestyle changes. However, in order to get started on the right treatment plan for you, it’s important that your doctor diagnose the underlying cause of your symptoms first. As always, if you have any questions about the information presented here don’t hesitate to consult your primary care physician (PCP).