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Granular Pharyngitis

Granular pharyngitis is a chronic condition characterized by a persistent sore throat that lasts for a few weeks or recurs frequently. Smoking, alcohol, and post-nasal discharge syndrome are the common causes of granular pharyngitis. The most common symptoms include hoarseness of voice, difficulty swallowing, and swollen neck glands. The treatment depends on the underlying conditions that led to granular pharyngitis.

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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 f...  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 speakin...  Read Full »

Will Silver nitrate cure granulation with pharyngitis?

Query: Hello doctor, My ENT doctor told me that I am having granulation with pharyngitis. He applied silver nitrate. Will I be fine?  Read Full »


Dr. Dheeraj Kumar Jonnalagadda

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The condition you specified might be granular pharyngitis. If it is a recurrent condition you can be treated with Silver nitrate to remove those granulations. There is no problem in the above-mentioned treatment. Apart from antacids, I suggest you take antibiotics and do mo...  Read Full »

I have white scaly patches in the back of my throat. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a weird lesion that I just noticed in the back of my throat a few days ago. For the last couple of months, my throat has felt slightly strained after the normal conversation. I currently take Lisinopril, HCTZ, and Amlodipine for hypertension. My PCP prescribed a Z-pack and refe...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The normal pharyngeal mucosa at times has a granular appearance. In addition, it may be present in acute granular pharyngitis. This is nothing sinister. Z-pack with adequate analgesia if you have pain, plenty of fluids and warm saline gargles or Chlorhexidine should ...  Read Full »

I have throat pain even while swallowing saliva. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have throat pain. The pain aggravates during eating or drinking. I also feel the pain while even swallowing saliva. I have the pain for the past three days. I am currently taking lozenges (Strepsils).  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Kumar Nanjasetty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for posting the query. I have gone through the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) thoroughly, and I believe that you are suffering from acute granular pharyngitis. You need to start with home remedies such as 1. Drinking frequent sips of warm...  Read Full »

What do the bumps on my throat and tonsils indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a postnasal drip for over ten years, and about five years ago, I started paying attention to my throat and noticed bumps that are the same color as my throat on my tonsils. These bumps have slowly grown in size over the five years, and my tonsils look asymmetric. Although th...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and there is no need to worry about it. I have reviewed the pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and will help you with your condition. Whatever you see directly behind your tonsils is called the posterior pharyngeal w...  Read Full »

Swollen tonsils are making me gag. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I possibly had mono five months ago. I did not get it confirmed with a test though. I felt better in two months. However, I was stressed a few weeks ago as I got a lump going from my uvula to my tonsil on one side of my mouth. I initially thought it was an allergy and left it. Two week...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a throat infection. It is tonsillitis with granular pharyngitis.The tonsils, as well as the lymphoid tissues of the posterior pharyngeal wall, are enlarged and infected. I suggest the following: 1. A course of antibiotics like Amoxyclav 1 g (a combination of A...  Read Full »

I have red lumps in my throat with a dry tickly cough and a sore throat. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I have red lumps in my throat. I have had a dry tickly cough for the past few days and a sore throat as well. I recently fall sick. What could it be? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems to be a granular pharyngitis. Before suggesting treatment, we need to know the cause. It is commonly caused by acid reflux, chronic sinusitis, and rhinorrhea. Initially, antacid medicine like Rabeprazol...  Read Full »

I noticed tiny white lumps on the back of the throat. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27-year-old female. Yesterday, I noticed little white lumps at the back of my throat. The one behind the palatopharyngeal arch is red, and another one on the back of my throat, on each side, which is red in color with little white things on them. What is it? I do not know how lon...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Here in your case, a step-wise approach should be considered. According to the history provided, you have red swelling on posterior pharynx with white dots over that. Hence, it could be a tonsillar enlargement or posterior pharynx mucosa swelling or a mass. It can be a...  Read Full »

I have persistent granular pharyngitis. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with granular pharyngitis. It all started when I had a very cold ice cream. I had dryness, a little bit of coughing, and a mild fever, but after taking medicine, the cough, dryness in the throat region, and fever were gone. However, I still feel some irritation i...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. Prolonged throat symptoms are not common. The possible causes include: Chronic granular pharyngitis. Fungal pharyngitis. Low white blood cell count. I suggest you send me a picture of your oral cavity or visit an ENT (ear, nose, and ...  Read Full »

I have a few growths in my mouth near the tonsilar area and pain in the right ear. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old and have noticed a few growths in my mouth for a month now. The tissue near my tonsilar area is red, but I do not have tonsils, as I got them removed 15 years ago. I had an ear infection four months back that cleared and then returned last month. Unfortunately, the gr...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) that you have sent suggest granular swellings in your posterior pharyngeal wall. In medical terminology, we call it granular pharyngitis. It is natural that after the removal of tonsils, the lymphoid ...  Read Full »

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