Bad Throat

A bad or sore throat is the painful or scratchy feeling in the throat. It is usually seen during cold and flu, strep throat, allergies, dry air, smoking, and GERD. Gargling with warm saline water will help soothe a bad throat.

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Can a flu cause sore throat with tender lymph nodes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a very sore throat, and can barely talk or swallow. It is very red and swollen with red streaks and blisters. It hurts mostly on the left side, and my left ear hurts as well. My glands are very swollen to a point of protruding from my neck and are tender to touch. I have a low ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your description and the images point to acute granular tonsillopharyngitis, a bacterial throat infection, probably due to streptococcus. With low grade fever, throat pain, difficulty in spea...  Read Full »

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