Acute Pharyngitis

Acute pharyngitis occurs due to inflammation of the pharynx. The common symptoms of pharyngitis are fever, fatigue, headache, runny nose, sneezing, and body ache. It is managed by taking rest, and saltwater gargling helps a lot. Taking Acetaminophen provides some relief.

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Please help me get rid of sore throat, tonsil pain, and postnasal drip.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 47-year-old male suffering from acute sore throat, swelling, and ear heaviness for three weeks. In the first week, I took Cefixime for six days. Then I took Pulmocef 500 mg with Winolap and Dolonex for seven days. This week, I have a sore throat, tonsil pain, swelling in the throat,...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi,Welcome to mention whether the throat pain is severe or tolerable. Also tell me whether you have a fever, muscle pain, and weakness along with it. Please mention whether you feel better after taking a different course of antibiotics or do you feel the same. Do you have nasal bl...  Read Full »

Can acid reflux cause chronic pharyngitis in me?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 21 years old with a height of 5 feet and weight of 48 kgs. I have acid reflux for the past four years. I have had symptoms like fever, dry cough, sore throat, chills, acid reflux, and vomiting five months back. I recovered from fever and acid reflux but I still have sore throat and dr...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have upper respiratory tract symptoms, possibly pharyngitis or common cold with acid reflux. Do you have a runny nose, headache, or body ache? Follow the below steps:1. Gargle with lukewarm water two to three times per day.2. Avoid cold food or water.3. Maintain adeq...  Read Full »

Why does my left ear feel heavy, and my throat is hard to swallow?

Query: Hello doctor,My left ear feels heavy, and my throat is hard to swallow. It started a week ago. I have no fever and no congestion. What are the diagnosis and solutions? Currently, I am taking Propranolol and Amitriptyline.  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello,Welcome to could either be due to an infective or inflammatory cause in the throat which may also have involved the ear, or it could be a referred pain or discomfort with the cause being only in the throat. Since you have difficulty swallowing, there might be some pharyngitis. P...  Read Full »

How to cure a sore throat, fever, and pain during swallowing?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a sore throat for the last two days. It hurts when I swallow, and I cannot even swallow my saliva. I also have a fever. Could you please help me?  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern and I will help you with that. Sore throat and fever can be associated with a bacterial throat infection, and I guess the symptoms can be because of that only. So, antibiotics are required. To suggest an antibiotic, I need to know your ...  Read Full »

Why do I have bumps on the back of my throat near the tonsils for more than two months?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had bumps at the back of my throat next to my tonsils for more than two months. I am worried.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In the pictures sent by you, your back of the throat is congested with few bumps, which are the feature of pharyngitis (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It will resolve after your inflammation subsides. If it does not improve or wo...  Read Full »

Do cold drinks cause throat pain or infection?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday, I drank a cold drink and started to have throat pain after it. Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have acute pharyngitis with tonsillitis. This is a very common entity to occur and it is treatable. You can take a tablet containing a combination of Amoxicillin 500 mg with Potassium clavulanate 125 mg one tablet three times a day for five days. This is an anti...  Read Full »

I have recurrent lumps on one of my tonsil. Is it due to oral HPV or pharyngitis?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 26-year-old male and I feel like I have chronic tonsil issues. I often get them inflamed and I take antibiotics to cure it. Last year, I was diagnosed with genital HPV and the result was clear. But I am worried about whether I have oral HPV now. Before two months, I noticed two lump...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the photo sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity). With the symptoms you have mentioned, I can say that you have pharyngitis with tonsillitis. The small lumps present on the anterior tonsillar pillar are actually lymphoid follicles and ...  Read Full »

Why is there persistent cough and cold with breathing difficulty?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a cough and cold for the past 15 days. In the past, I used to get cough due to acute pharyngitis, so this time also I went to ENT and got medicines, Azithromycin, CP Maleate, Cetirizine Paracetamol; after using these, I got some relief. But four days back, I went to a...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for posting your query. First of all, there is nothing serious to be worried about. I need to know whether your breathing difficulty is mild or severe. Most likely, you have got a repeated throat infection (Pharyngitis) with constriction of airways (bronchospasm...  Read Full »

Why do I have throat pain even after taking medicines for acute pharyngitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from acute pharyngitis for the past five years. I used the following medicines in these two weeks. Tablet Paracetamol, CPmaleate 4 mg, Clarithromycin 250 mg, Diclofenac sodium, Voveran, Cetrizine, and Cefuroxime sodium 250 mg. But still, I am suffering from throat pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Mishra Pransunchandra Akhileshchandra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through all your prescriptions. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The antibiotics that you have taken are broad-spectrum (strong), and if it was bacterial you should have improved. The reason for your condition I feel is viral and reflux assoc...  Read Full »

I have sore throat with bumps. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a sore throat for about two weeks now and the wall of my throat has some sort of bumps on it. My tongue as well has bumps on them but they are not painful.  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The pictures show three things (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The bumps on the back of your tongue which are circumvallate papillae. Then, there are slightly enlarged tonsils on either side of the throat. There are granulations on the posterior pha...  Read Full »

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