Why does my chest hurt when I swallow and sometimes worse than others?

While occasionally feeling some amount of pain in your throat when you swallow, although quite discomforting, is not necessarily a major medical complication. However, when the condition seems to persist for a significant period of time and the levels of pain seem to increase, the condition could become quite a problem. One of the most common medical ailments that cause this occurrence is tonsillitis. tonsillitis happens to be a very common childhood ailment and is characterized by the inflammation of the tonsils. The tonsils are essentially masses of lymph tissue that are located in the back of the throat in the left and right. While scientists are still trying to identify the exact role of the tonsils in the body, most experts believe they play a certain role in the filtration and prevention of the spread of infections in the throat, sinuses and mouth from spreading to other parts of the body. The inflammation of the tonsils can be attributed to either a bacteria or a virus and studies have shown that younger children tend to be more prone to infection from a viral form of tonsillitis while older children and adults seem to suffer from bacterial tonsillitis more often. Some of the more common symptoms of the condition include a mild to severe pain within the throat, ear ache, difficulty in swallowing as well as chills and fever amongst many others.

Because of the fact that tonsillitis is a very common condition, there are a number of rather effective home remedies that will prove to be rather beneficial. Lemon juice is considered to be one of the most effective treatment options when it comes to dealing with acute tonsillitis. All that you require to do is add a little fresh lemon juice to a glass of warm water. Add about two tablespoons of honey and approximately quarter of a teaspoon of common salt to the glass. Sip on the concoction slowly to experience an almost instant relief. Heat one cup of milk on medium to low heat and when the milk comes to the boil add a pinch of pepper powder and turmeric powder to it and take it off the stove. Allow it to cool slightly and then drink it while it is still hot. Drink this mixture every night for a stretch of three nights for it to be effective. Gargling with the extract from fenugreek seeds is known to be very beneficial when dealing with the most severe cases of tonsillitis. All you need to do is allow some fenugreek seeds to simmer in a liter of water for half an hour and set it aside to cool.

answered by G M

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