Occasionally, having an inflamed esophagus is not due solely to gastric reflux. According to experts, when we are low in defenses and our immune system is weak, it is also common to suffer from slight infections in this area of our digestive system. We explain all the causes and how to remedy it.
How do I know if I have inflammation in my esophagus?
An inflammation in the esophagus can be due to two causes, a normal esophagitis or an infectious esophagitis . It will be our doctor who determines which of the two is through an analysis to find out if it is due to a virus, bacteria or a simple disorder due to gastric reflux. But usually they tend to have almost the same symptoms. Let’s see it
1. Difficulty swallowing
When there is an inflammation or an infection in the esrogha, this whole area radiates to our throat . We must remember that the esophagus is that area between the stomach and the throat, that is, it is the highest part of our digestive system and it is common for pain to reach our throat, inflaming it and preventing us from swallowing normally.
2. Mouth sores
Sores or canker sores arise because there is an infection somewhere in our body. Usually we suffer more infections when we are low in defenses, when our immune system is not well protected and the white blood cells do not fulfill their function. It is normal that both cold sores and cold sores appear as the first symptom.
The dryness and inflammation of the esophagus, derives in pictures of characteristic dry cough. This happens because we need to moisturize this area, but it is so inflamed and dry that we did not achieve it, that we did not achieve relief due to this inflammation.
4. Burning in the stomach
We must remember that an inflammation in the esophagus can be due to several causes, both gastric reflux , such as a virus such as herpes or cytomegalovirus, a fungus, or a more serious disease that our doctor will determine. That is why it is usual that the most common symptom that we feel in the first place is that stomach burning, that pain that ascends to our throat, but also concentrates in the stomach.
5. A few tenths of fever
It is enough to have two tenths of fever to take seriously that something happens in our body. When we have high temperature is a sign that there is an infection. So it’s better to go to the doctor before we take an aspirin to lower it. Fever is an indicator that something is happening, do not overlook it.
The inflammation of the esophagus ascends to the throat, is inflamed and as such, the air comes out with difficulty, hence we emit snoring . Obviously this symptom in its isolated form does not matter, but if you also have pain in the throat and your stomach hurts we will begin to take it seriously to put it in evidence of our doctor.
Remedies for esophageal infection
It will be our doctor who will establish the treatment to follow, which are usually a series of antibiotics over eight or ten days, to see the evolution. But the essential thing is to know the cause that has caused this infection: Has it been a virus? Are perhaps our low defenses and the need to take a little more care of our immune system? The tests will then be those who give us an explanation of the origin of this infection. And while, what can we do at home?
- Infusion of aloe vera or aloe: it is simply ideal to reduce healing infections and inflammations. This plant is anti-bacterial and resolves all types of inflammations, whether indoor or outdoor, hence we recommend that you make a liter of water with aloe vera every day, for 6 days . And how? Very easy, take two tablespoons of juice from the interior of Aloe Vera, taking care not to hurt yourself, put it in a cup of boiling water and stir until it is completely mixed. Then, to this infusion, you add three more glasses of water. You will take it throughout the day, always warm, that is neither cold nor hot so that the stomach and the esophagus do not suffer.
- Infusion of ginger: another natural antibiotic that can serve you well to cure and reduce inflammation. It would be perfect if you took two cups a day with an infusion of its root. Just a grated tablespoon of its roots in each take. And remember, do not drink these very hot infusions, better at normal temperature.
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