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    Hello!

    I have a question regarding inflammation.
    I am studying pathophysiology of inflammation. I have learned that when you injure youself you have to put cold thing (let say ice) on it, because it reduces the production of inflammatory mediators. It is common sense to to that, because it also reduces pain.
    But when you have sore throat every one tells you to drink HOT tea. Why is that? By analogy with injury it would be logical to drink cold drinks.

    Can any one give me pathophysiological explanation of this phenomen?

    Thank you.

    Marko

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    Quote Originally Posted by marko View Post
    Hello!

    I have a question regarding inflammation.
    I am studying pathophysiology of inflammation. I have learned that when you injure youself you have to put cold thing (let say ice) on it, because it reduces the production of inflammatory mediators. It is common sense to to that, because it also reduces pain.
    But when you have sore throat every one tells you to drink HOT tea. Why is that? By analogy with injury it would be logical to drink cold drinks.

    Can any one give me pathophysiological explanation of this phenomen?

    Thank you.

    Marko
    It is not such a simple mechanism, cold beverages or ice predisposes to viral infection more, so for symptomatic relief cold water/ice might help to reduce inflammation but it might prolong sore throat.


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    Thank you for your reply.

    Could you maybe explain why cold beverages encrease possibility of viral infection? I do not know the mechanism, if it is itself known.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marko View Post
    Thank you for your reply.

    Could you maybe explain why cold beverages encrease possibility of viral infection? I do not know the mechanism, if it is itself known.
    This happens because cold beverages cause congestion of the respiratory mucosa. Respiratory mucosa is a protective layer covering the respiratory lining or tissue, which acts as defense mechanism against infections. When this mucosa gets congested , it exposes the respiratory lining to possible infectious agents, making it easier for viruses and bacteria to attack it and cause infections leading to a sore throat.
    If you are already habinh sore throat, it will delay the entire healing process.


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