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What can be the causes of pain below Adam's apple? - Answered in Otolaryngology (E.N.T)

Chronic throat infection also causes lymph node enlargement, which does not dissolve easily ...  It could be due to laryngitis, which is inflammation of the lower throat, due to an infection, chronic reflux, injury while swallowing (say fish bone causing abrasion of the mucosa or any other sharp object), etc ... Now all of a sudden, I have developed a sore throat ... It really is not all that bad, but considering everything that I have been through in the neck and throat area, I get concerned quickly ... He said that my symptoms are due to my body being exhausted from the infections … View thread »

What could be the reason for my constant throat irritation? - Answered in Otolaryngology (E.N.T)

I am a chronic smoker and recently stopped ... On looking your throat, it seems that you are having chronic allergic throat problem ... Hi doctor, I have been suffering with some irritation in my throat for the past one and a half year ... But after eating, I feel as if the food stuck in my throat and I am trying to finish it by constant swallowing ... Both side tonsils are also enlarged and back of the throat granules are formed as a result of chronic throat infection and that is causing all your symptoms … View thread »

I have a constant feeling that there is a hair at the back of my throat. Why? - Answered in Otolaryngology (E.N.T)

A deviated nasal septum is a very common nasal finding, and It needs intervention if it is symptomatic like a post-nasal drip or chronic throat infections ... For the past few months, I feel like there is a hair at the back of my throat and it gets worse at night ... I went to the doctors because of my throat issue, and he checked the back of my throat with a flashlight and did a swab, it all came back clear ... I suggest you get an x-ray of the paranasal sinuses done, and a throat swab for culture sensitivity, to see the cause of infection ... I have had a swab test done and got the results back, and they did not find any infection in the back of my throatView thread »

Does cough and phlegm with itchiness in throat in a cocaine user mean cancer? - Answered in Otolaryngology (E.N.T)

Your symptoms are due to chronic irritation of your throat which could be due to rhinosinusitis or reflux or recurrent tonsillar infection ... Chronic throat irritation is a cause of a chronic cough ... I never had throat pain ... I keep drinking alcohol and cold drinks which makes me feel irritated in my throat again ... I got a bacterial infection in the throat so, I do salt and hot water gargling … View thread »

Why do I have a bloody spot near the back of my throat? - Answered in Otolaryngology (E.N.T)

A post-nasal drip running for a couple of months suggests some sinonasal inflammation as well, a chronic or acute sinusitis ... The tonsillar enlargement could be a result of chronic sinus infection or a recurrent throat infection (independent of nasal pathology) or due to reflux laryngitis ... Hi doctor, I have been having some issues with my throat from the past couple of months ... I feel like I need to clear my throat a lot ... First, I would like to rule out any infectionView thread »

Are my throat and nose symptoms an allergic reaction to pollution and industrial gases? - Answered in Allergy Specialist

By the information you provided, it appears you have some chronic inflammation, which is occasionally worsened by season change or allergy ... Do you have diabetes, hypertension, or any other chronic diseases ... Hi doctor, I have throat and nose problems since a year ... My throat becomes dry while walking, I feel discomfort while breathing, and I have tiny red spots on the roof of my mouth ... These spots become very painful whenever I get a throat infection, which I get twice a year during season change … View thread »

What can cause frequent throat infection? - Answered in Otolaryngology (E.N.T)

Chronic pharyngitis ... Chronic tonsillopharyngitis ... Hi doctor, I used to get throat infection whenever I drink cold water ... Even that leads to throat infectionView thread »

How to Get Rid of Throat Infection? - Published in Common Medical Conditions

In primary stage, only visual observation and palpation is used and in later stage or chronic stage, throat culture test is used ... Corticosteroids They are best used in chronic case of throat infection ... Throat infection is referred as pharyngitis ... It is characterized by irritation, pain, burning sensation, scratching feeling in the throat ... The most common cause for this is viral or bacterial infectionView thread »

From the photos, kindly clarify what are those bumps in the back of my throat. - Answered in Otolaryngology (E.N.T)

My diagnosis of your condition based on your symptoms is chronic or recurrent acute rhinosinusitis, which is causing chronic pharyngitis ... Hi doctor, I am quite worried about the bumps on the back of my throat ... When I consulted with a doctor, they suggested Augmentin 65 for a week as I was having some viral or bacterial infection in my throat as well … View thread »

What is the treatment for granular pharyngitis and tonsillitis? - Answered in Otolaryngology (E.N.T)

Granular pharyngitis occurs because of chronic irritation to the pharynx ... It is commonly seen in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis, smokers, and nowadays, one of the most common cause for granular pharyngitis is laryngopharyngeal reflux disorder ... The usual symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux disorder are a mild burning type of throat pain, especially, on swallowing, foreign body sensation in lower part of throat, constant throat clearing, and sometimes early morning voice change ... In the last three months, I have got tonsil infection a couple of times … View thread »

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