Symptoms and treatment of catarrhal angina

Catarrhal angina is a pathology of the throat, which is manifested by inflammation of the mucous surface of the glands. Catarrhal angina is the first stage in the disease and the easiest. After the follicular, lacunar forms of angina occur, which have more severe consequences. Therefore, it is so important not to ignore the first symptoms and get treatment, because one more advantage in the situation is that catarrhal tonsillitis can be cured without resorting to antibiotics. Most often, sore throat appears in cold seasons due to the fact that immunity weakens due to a lack of vitamins. Angina is caused by bacteria such as staphylococcus, streptococcus and spirochetes.


Catarrhal angina occurs due to infection or viral infection. Most often manifested itself in sore throat in the cold season, when the body lacks vitamins and against this background – the immunity weakens. Most of the pathogens are always in the mouth and waiting for the moment to awaken. It spreads by airborne droplets and it is possible to catch the virus directly through direct contact with an already sick sore throat.

Subcooling is one of the causes of catarrhal angina

Risk factors:

  1. Poor nutrition;
  2. Lack of fresh air;
  3. Supercooling;
  4. Cold food;
  5. Weakened immune system;
  6. Hypertrophy of the tonsils;
  7. Intoxication;
  8. Stress;

Infection in the nasal or oral cavity.

When the infection enters the tonsils, then the immune system enters into action, which supplies blood to the site of catarrhal inflammation. The struggle of antibodies with bacteria is manifested in the expansion of blood vessels and the inflow of blood in the infectious focus. Increased edema, hyperemia, which are typical for signs of catarrhal angina. Intoxication occurs when waste of microorganisms enter the bloodstream. If the pathogen does not fight, the tonsillitis will pass into a new heavier form.


From infection to the time when the symptoms appear- runs from several hours to several days. The angina spreads quickly and arises abruptly. The main symptoms are:

  • Persecution in the throat, which changes over time into painful sensations;
  • Problems with swallowing food;
  • Temperature up to 38.5 ° С;
  • The general condition worsens;
  • Dryness in the throat;
  • The feeling that there is a foreign body in the throat due to the growth of the tonsils;
  • Mucus secretion;
  • Enlargement of lymph nodes.