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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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 a...  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.Wheneve...  Read Full »

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 ...  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 »

Why is my throat irritated continuously?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering with some irritation in my throat for the past one and a half year. I am just fed up nowadays. Also, the fear of cancer destroying me. After taking different types of antibiotics from different doctors, lastly, I took Loratadine and Dexit (Flupentixol + Melitracen) f...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) as well as read your complete history. Do not worry. I will definitely help you. On looking your throat, it seems that you are having chronic allergic throat problem. Both side tonsils are also en...  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 ...  Read Full »

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