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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I am having sore throat. How can I cure it?
Query: Hello doctor,I have been having a sore throat for past one week. The pain is mild but constant, it feels as if there is something is stuck in the back of my throat or on my tongue, but nothing is there. There is redness around the area. I went to the doctor five days back and was prescribed a 10 day... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have granular pharyngitis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your throat looks chronically infected. Do you have post nasal drip as well that means does phlegm drains down from your nose to throat? It is suggestive of sinusitis which can recurre... 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 »
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 lymphoi... Read Full »
I have been taking medications to treat granular pharyngitis for five months but have no relief. 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 am facing problem on back wall of throat. Kindly help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am facing some problem in my throat for about two months now. It is something that always present in the back wall of the throat. But there is no pain but sometimes it feels in the upper esophagus, other time it feels on the back wall of the throat. My ENT doctor examined my throat and ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and all the blood reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and they are all normal. Your CT (computed tomography) scan basically rules out any mass lesion in your neck or throat. The problem you are suffering from is know... Read Full »
Why is my persistent granular pharyngitis not getting resolved despite taking medications?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from granular pharyngitis for more than 60 days. Is it normal? I have consulted around four doctors, took antibiotics, tablet Montemac, and took tablets Pan 40 and Cyra-D for acid reflux. Apart from this, I used to gargle frequently. And I only eat boiled foods and a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. However, I have a few questions. 1. Could you elaborate on the symptoms that you encounter? 2. What kind of trouble is it giving you? 3. Is it only the redness, or is there pain, difficulty swallowing, throat... Read Full »
I have had a sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, and a headache for 18 days. What should I do?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old, weigh 240 lb, and my height is 6 feet 5 inches. I have had a sore throat for the last 18 days, swollen lymph nodes, and a headache with a bright yellow snot. I also have sinusitis. I had taken Penicillin, Amoxicillin, and Ibuprofen but saw no difference. Read Full »
Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your throat is congested suggestive of granular pharyngitis. However, this may be present even in chronic cases where patients have long-standing rhinosinusitis or reflux. What does it feel like? Is it more of a dragging sensation and slight ... Read Full »
Can my cough with phlegm and itching in the throat due to cancer as I was using cocaine?
Query: Hi doctor,I used cocaine for six months but for four months, I have coughs and phlegm especially in the morning. I never had throat pain. It just feels itchy. I saw a doctor who gave me allergy spray with Cortizon but I took it for just one month. I keep drinking alcohol and cold drinks which makes ... Read Full »
Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you have attached shows slightly enlarged tonsils with granular pharyngitis. There is nothing to worry. Your symptoms are due to chronic irritation of your throat which could be due to rhinosinusitis o... Read Full »
I have had a postnasal drip and noticed bumps that are the same color as my throat on my tonsils. What does that 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 »
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 wal... Read Full »
I have a sore bump behind my tonsils with pain and a white coating. What could be the reason?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had a sore throat for three years. It does not go away. It started as a tonsil infection. Now I do not get tonsil infections so much, but behind the tonsil, I have a sore bump that pains and sometimes has a white coating. I have trouble swallowing, and it hurts when I drink wate... Read Full »
Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The picture of your throat suggests granular pharyngitis. Chronic irritation of the pharynx, either from recurrent nose or sinus infections or from reflux, can give rise to such an issue. Now since it is an irritation of chronic nature, it often tends to stay, and it... Read Full »
What medicines to take for granular pharyngitis?
Query: Hi doctor, I have granular pharyngitis for 60 days. Please help me. Read Full »
Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the sent picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to have chronic pharyngitis. The pointed-out red spot indicates a lymphoid follicle and it has increased in size. There is nothing to be worried and it is treatable. You can ... Read Full »