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Allergic Pharyngitis

Inflammation of the pharynx is frequently due to bacterial and viral infections. In immunosuppressive conditions, fungal infections too cause pharyngitis. Streptococcus bacterium is the most common cause of bacterial pharyngitis. Sore throat or pharyngitis is characterized by itching throat, throat discomfort, and pain while speaking or swallowing. These can also be accompanied by fever, headache, body pain, and fatigue. Antimicrobial therapy, drinking warm water, saltwater gargles, and pain killers are beneficial.

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I have a blood-red throat, loss of appetite, and migraine. Should I be concerned about tonsillitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel drowsy and have a blood-red throat, loss of appetite, and migraine. Should I be concerned about tonsillitis?  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms suggest tonsillitis (inflammation of tonsils) associated with pharyngitis and sinusitis (inflammation and infection of the pharynx and sinuses, respectively). It is an upper respiratory tract infection; hence, you lose appetite. The upper respiratory tract i...  Read Full »

Can the cause for my itchy and burning throat with trouble swallowing be due to a food allergy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. Since yesterday, I am experiencing itching and burning sensations in my throat and mouth. I took the tablet Claritin, and it helped for a short duration. After the drug, I developed small, red, itchy bumps inside my mouth. I went to the ER, and they gave me B...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your history and pictures seem to be allergic pharyngitis (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Allergic pharyngitis is the inflammation of the back of the throat that usually causes throat discomfort, throat itching, and difficulty in swallowing. ...  Read Full »

Can dryness and soreness of the throat be signs of thyroid problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I am 5.3 feet tall and weight 165 lbs. I have been having problems inside my throat for the past six months. It is dry and hurts. Also, I keep touching the glands every time it bothers me. I have retested for allergies, and I take Claritin D and still have these...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your history, it seems to be allergic pharyngitis. Pharyngitis is the inflammation of the back of the throat. It gets aggravated by exposure to allergens like cold, dust, pollens, and acid reflux. Make sure you do not have acid reflux as without treating the ref...  Read Full »

Why is my throat paining even after taking medicines for granular pharyngitis?

Query: Hi doctor, Four weeks back, my mouth got dry, and I felt pain in my throat. Being a teacher, I have throat ache sometimes. I visited an ENT, and he diagnosed tonsilar hypertrophy, and there are granules on my tongue. The medicines prescribed are Pan 40 (Protonix) before meals, Mucaine gel syrup (Oxe...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your history, you are suffering from allergic pharyngitis. Pharyngitis is an inflammation of the back of the throat. Some of the common causes of pharyngitis include allergens, laryngopharyngeal reflux, a bacterial infection. The cause of pharyngitis in your c...  Read Full »

What is the reason for redness in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a cough (usually at night) for ten months. I was feeling relaxed after taking tablet Montair FX (Montelukast) and vitamin C tablets. But whenever I missed the dose, I got cough the whole night. But from the last six months, the scenario has changed. I was feeling a com...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your history, you are suffering from allergic pharyngitis with DNS to the left. Allergic pharyngitis are an inflammation in the back of the throat. It is essential to know how it starts. In some people, it can just start following drinking cold water or some tim...  Read Full »

Why am I getting throat irritation when I get exposed to pollution?

Query: Hi doctor, I have this sore throat like thing in my throat for the past 10 months. It is painless, remains the same, without any change, but bothering me a lot. I also have no problem with swallowing or breathing. I am 18 years old. I do have smoked, but I do not have a habit of smoking. The throat ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) of the throat you have sent does not show anything significantly abnormal. There are normal-sized tonsils, and there are some lymphatic tissue swellings in the pharynx, which are expected in people living in citie...  Read Full »

Why do I get mucus in throat and wet cough with no throat pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have mucus on my throat resulting in wet cough especially at wake up. I observed no pain on the throat, fever, and sneezing. I am not taking any medicine but I am regularly taking steam, ginger, or black tea. I getting relief only in the chest but not effective on the throat. Kindly...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are probably having what we call as allergic pharyngitis where you usually do not have classical allergic issues such as sneezing, watering from the nose, but only having mucus and phlegm formation in the throat which causes stickiness, irritation, and sometimes cough...  Read Full »

Can gastric problems result in cough, sore throat, and headaches?

Query: Hi doctor, I have cough and sore throat for many years. Sometimes, I cough after waking up from sleep, and sometimes I have cough randomly. Sometimes, I have itchiness in my throat without pain. Suddenly, I have headaches starting from the back of my head until my shoulder. I have this headache oft...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to have two possibilities. You can have chronic GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) with LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux). Gastric acidic contents cause faulty reflux and this can be the reason for having a feeling of something stuck in your throat or itchy disc...  Read Full »

Why am I having pharynx dryness for the past five months?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old, 5.91 ft, 182.98 pounds. I am suffering from non-stop pharynx dryness (right behind the tongue) for past five months. I am drinking a lot of water, doing salt gargle, took GERD medication for one month, been tested for Sjögren syndrome. Nothing helped. I have noticed...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjeev Davey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You probably have allergic chronic pharyngitis with air sensitivity.  Read Full »

Can Cetirizine be taken every day for an allergic cough?

Query: Hi doctor, I have cough, and the mucus is white. Every night I suffer from this kind of situation. I have background medical records, and the doctor said that I am allergic to dust and cold beverages. But I do not think that I am allergic to dust because I do not have any symptoms. Every night I ta...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You probably have allergic pharyngitis. Avoid spicy oily and junk food altogether for a few days. Yes, dust can be one reason why your nose and throat might be creating a lot of phlegm. Sometimes even dust at home (as in when you vacuum or mop the floor or look into ol...  Read Full »

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