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Chronic Throat Infection

Chronic throat infection refers to persistent sore throat or that recurs multiple times. A sore throat is considered chronic when it lasts for more than three months. This chronic throat infection can result from a variety of conditions like allergies, postnasal drip, mouth breathing, acid reflux, and tonsillitis.

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What can cause chronic tonsillitis and knee swelling in a child?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is seven and a half years old. She is suffering from tonsillitis for five years. During every month, she takes antibiotics with Paracetamol. Now, she is having swelling in her knees for the past five months, and sometimes, it gets migrated from one knee to another with little f...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First, swelling in the knee and throat infection can occur related to each other or it can be a condition called rheumatic fever. You need to discuss this with your pediatrician to have a definitve diagnosis. It needs to be differentiated from...  Read Full »

I am suffering from a dull pain in my throat with reddish-brown sputum discharge. Please help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I used to smoke and drink in the past. I am having a dull pain in my throat region that is extending to the ear. However, I do not face any difficulty in eating or swallowing food. When I tried to clear my throat, a reddish-brown sputum was secreted along with a few tiny, tonsils-like ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. However, I have a few questions. 1. Do you have a picture of the stones that came out while you spat? 2. Do you have any pictures of the phlegm that came out? I suggest the following instructions mentioned below: 1...  Read Full »

I have an irritated throat and no allergy. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have irritated throat for almost two years. Sometimes hoarse voice refers to the ear and chest. Along with that postnasal drip, LPR was diagnosed. I have tested negative for Streptococcus pyogenes and allergies.  Read Full »


Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Thanks for briefing me regarding the problem of concern. The most common reason for having these symptoms can definitely be a feature of chronic silent GERD with LPR (gastroesophageal reflux with laryngopharyngeal reflux). Even though you might be asymptomatic or hav...  Read Full »

What causes a longstanding itchy throat and sinusitis?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a raspy throat, sometimes a dry cough, sinusitis, and post nasal drip all my life, but I have been suffering from this throat condition for a long time which developed into a dry cough that is not consistent, but only sometimes. The tickle in the throat or a feeling of irritatio...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have chronic pharyngitis secondary to postnasal drip. It may be due to a longstanding allergy. The most common cause is household dust. It would help if you frequently change your curtains and doormats. Avoid pollen and other allergens. For now, you may cont...  Read Full »

How do I overcome recurrent throat infections?

Query: Hi doctor,I have recurrent throat infections with nodules. I am a vocal artist aged 38 years. I tend to get recurrent cold infections followed by throat infections which get aggravated with speaking. The episode usually begins with sneezing and irritation of the nose and then later develops into pai...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hi. Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know a few more symptoms of your condition. 1. Do you get severe throat pain, nose block, and cough during each attack of infection? 2. How long each attack of infection used to stay? 3. Do you used to be completely normal after treatment for each attack o...  Read Full »

The right side of my throat and mouth are red with reflux symptoms and diagnosed as chronic pharyngeal tonsillitis. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had problems with the right side of my throat and mouth for three months with the following symptoms.1. Right throat post nasal drip.2. Right sore throat with some scar tissue.3. Right tonsil is swollen as compared to the left.4. Right foliate papillae enlarged, and the right sid...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Symptoms such as chronic unilateral throat symptoms, post-nasal discharge, foliate papillitis, lymph node enlargement, and dental pain suggest chronic inflammation in the throat, possibly due to reflux laryngopharyngi...  Read Full »

Why do I have a sore throat and fever even after taking antibiotics?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a sore throat and went to the urgent care and was told I had tonsilitis. I was prescribed antibiotics and Ibuprofen for pain. I also had a fever of up to 103 degrees, but I was told it would just go away with the medication. The next day I went to an ENT specialist, who said my t...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I agree with the diagnosis made by your ENT (ear, nose, and throat) doctor because adenoids are very close to the opening of the eustachian tube (the tubular connection between the ear and throat), so whenever there is adenoiditis, the infect...  Read Full »

Are my acid reflux and stress in the past years causing me throat problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had weird throat symptoms for months now. My throat does not hurt or bother me too much. It just feels like I need to swallow a lot and after swallowing a lot sometimes it feels like a lump in my throat. I also feel dryness sometimes. I looked at my throat in the mirror last night ...  Read Full »


Dr. Alok Rathi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not find anything serious here. It is just chronic pharyngitis, probably due to the problem of acid reflux for a long duration. There is something called globus pharyngeus. It is a sensation that something is present in the throat when actually nothing is there. When...  Read Full »

Why does my Adam's apple hurt on touch?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old male with a history of some tonsil problem. About seven years ago, I had both a peritonsillar abscess and mononucleosis around the same time. After that, I began seeing an ENT for some fatigue and for lymph nodes on my neck that were both large and painless. After a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you please send me pictures of your throat and of the prescription of the surgery done before? I feel you have recurrent follicular tonsillitis, and you got peritonsillar abscess for the same reason. Chronic throat infection also causes lymph node enlargement, which d...  Read Full »

Why is no antibiotic effective for my throat infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had an inflamed, dry, and red throat, tender neck glands, and white film on the tongue, for about six weeks. I took 500 mg of Azithromycin, but it does not work. I have then prescribed two doses of Diflucan (200 mg each, I believe), and Nystatin swish and swallow neither worked fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If an antibiotic is not effective in tablet form, you should take it in an injection form. And one more thing with antibiotics there should be an antacid to digest them quickly and to protect from acidity or stomach discomfort. Along with antibiotics, which helped you r...  Read Full »

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