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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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 »

Dr. Akshay B K

Answer: Hello,Welcome to 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 Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Why is my throat paining even after taking medicines for granular pharyngitis?

Query: Hi doctor, Four weeks back, my mouth got dry, and I felt pain in my throat. Being a teacher, I have throat ache sometimes. I visited an ENT, and he diagnosed tonsilar hypertrophy, and there are granules on my tongue. The medicines prescribed are Pan 40 (Protonix) before meals, Mucaine gel syrup (Ox...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your history, you are suffering from allergic pharyngitis. Pharyngitis is an inflammation of the back of the throat. Some of the common causes of pharyngitis include allergens, laryngopharyngeal reflux, a bacterial infection. The cause of pharyngitis in your c...  Read Full »

Why am I suffering from chills, reddish bumps on the throat, and ear pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have thirst and reddishness with small bumps in the throat (at the back of the throat) and a small sort of ear pain. I feel like something is caught in throat. I had consulted a gastro doctor, and he examined it using endoscopy everything was fine. The throat reddishness and small bump...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your history, it seems you are suffering from chronic granular pharyngitis. Chronic granular pharyngitis alters the mucous membrane of the pharynx. They are aggravated by acid reflux, allergens, a viral and bacterial infection. For now, as you are having p...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for throat redness and mouth sores in a healthy person?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old with a height of 6 feet and weight around 105 kg. But my body is fit, not bulky, and I have no other diseases. I do not drink or smoke, no junk foods and alcohol. No wine, no beer, etc. Only homely food. But, I eat chicken fry and red meat a lot. I recently did a tho...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your history, you have chronic granular pharyngitis with laryngopharyngeal reflux. Chronic granular pharyngitis is an alteration in the pharynx's mucous membrane involving the mucous glands and the lymph follicles. It is aggravated by allergens, viruses, bac...  Read Full »

What is the proper treatment for chronic pharyngitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic granular pharyngitis. I was having throat pain for the past eight weeks. Initially, I took homeo medicines and it did not cure. Then I took Azithromycin and Metronidazole for a few days and I stopped this. Currently, I take tablet Claribid 500 mg twice daily morning a...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please send photographs and report of your throat.  Read Full »

Kindly suggest granular pharyngitis treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with granular pharyngitis and tonsillitis, but I do not have any post-nasal drip or cold. I have pain while swallowing certain oily and spicy food. What should be the treatment? In the last three months, I have got tonsil infection a couple of times.  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Granular pharyngitis occurs because of chronic irritation to the pharynx. It is commonly seen in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis, smokers, and nowadays, one of the most common cause for granular pharyngitis is laryngopharyngeal reflux disorder. The usual symptoms ...  Read Full »

Why do I have flesh-colored bumps in my throat?

Query: Hello doctor,I have these painless slightly raised pinkish flesh colored bumps in my throat. I do not know if it is normal or something. Is there any need to worry? Currently, I am taking Minocycline, Levothyroxine, and Sprintec 28.   Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You are likely to have granular pharyngitis. It may be secondary to sinusitis or chronic tonsillitis. You should consult your ENT doctor for a thorough examination and necessary investigations to finalize the diagnosis and accordingly, treatme...  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 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 w...  Read Full »

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