Pharyngitis

About "Pharyngitis"

Inflammation of the pharynx, which is at the back of the throat, is called pharyngitis. It is commonly referred to as a sore throat. Various bacteria and viruses like adenovirus, influenza, Streptococcus, etc., cause pharyngitis.

Related Terms: Sore Throat, Sinusitis, Tonsillitis, Post Nasal Drip, Throat Pain, Acid Reflux, Pantoprazole

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Pharyngitis - Signs, Symptoms, Treatment and Precautions
Article Overview: Winter is a known season for ear, nose and throat complaints. The possible causes include viral, bacterial and allergens. To be safe from such infections, one needs to know a brief background about the causes and how to avoid acquiring them. This article will help the reader to remain safe and follow steps to avoid future exposures.  Read Article »
Dr. Narendra
ENT Otolaryngologist

Pharynx is a thin mucosal membrane lined cavity, which lies behind the nose and mouth and together with them, it opens into the esophagus. Pharyngitis can be defined as an infection or irritation of the pharynx or tonsils. The etiology is usually infectious of which most cases are of viral origin cl ...  Read Article »
 
What is the treatment for granular pharyngitis and tonsillitis?
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
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
 
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
ENT Otolaryngologist, Allergy Specialist

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 mou...  Read Full »
 
What to do if strep test is positive, but my symptoms are like viral?
Query: Hi doctor, During my travel I had a sore throat, 102 degree fever and back aches. I did not have a stuffy nose or congestion. I previously had bladder infection three weeks ago and the doctor whom I visited in that place prescribed me Levofloxacin. I think he was treating me for a kidney infection, ...  Read Full »
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Strep pharyngitis is usually graded by modified center criteria. I do not have all the elements to plug in the numbers. Classically, you should have fever, exudates on the tonsils and posterior pharynx, cervical lymph node enlargement and absence of cough. Your posi...  Read Full »
 
I have a feeling of something stuck in my throat. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor,I have acidity and I feel like something is stuck in my throat and have inflammation.  Read Full »
Dr. Noushif M
Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have severe pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat). It is highly possible due to the reflux of acid from the stomach. You need to take some precautions: Avoid food items like spicy foods, excess coffee, fried foods, etc. Avoid eating to a full stomach,...  Read Full »
 
Whenever I cough to clear my throat, why do I get a strange smell?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old male. I had some cough and cold last month due to drinking chilled beverages. After that, I have had a feeling of throat blockage, and my throat was burning. If I try to cough forcefully to clear the throat, I get a strange smell in my nose. I am taking Telekast L ...  Read Full »
Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal
Audiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You probably have pharyngitis. The ear pain is also due to pharyngeal infection causing Eustachian tube blockage. The coughing in the air-conditioned environment is due to dryness in the throat. Please send me the pictures of your throat, so that I can suggest you bett...  Read Full »
 
Please suggest management of fever, cold, cough, sore throat, and body pain.
Query: Hello doctor, Fever, cold, cough, sore throat, body pain. Please suggest some medicine. For the past two days, it is there. It is for my husband and his age is 39.  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your husband could have acute pharyngitis like infective cause. It could be a viral infection for which symptomatic management can be done. You can be prescribed Vitamin C 500 mg BD for five days. It is advisable to take Levocetirizine or Phenylephrine like decongest...  Read Full »
 
Why am I having pharynx dryness for the past five months?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old, 180 cm, 83 kg. I am suffering from non-stop pharynx dryness (right behind the tongue) for past five months. I am drinking a lot of water, doing salt gargle, took GERD medication for one month, been tested for Sjögren syndrome. Nothing helped. I have noticed tha...  Read Full »
Dr. Sanjeev Davey
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You probably have allergic chronic pharyngitis with air sensitivity.  Read Full »
 
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 »
Dr. Mehak Agarwal
ENT Otolaryngologist

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 recur...  Read Full »
 
Are the symptoms related to strep throat?
Query: Hello doctor,I have an itchy throat that appeared after headaches, fatigue, and nausea. I have pink bumps on the back of my throat only and they cause me to cough and feel an itchy sensation in my throat. At first I thought that my mouth was just dry or I had a cold but I have never had bumps on jus...  Read Full »
Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like pills induced pharyngitis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Iron pills can cause pill esophagitis as theses can be stuck along anywhere up to the stomach. If you have any fever, you can take some soothing lozenges, Cepacol (Benzocaine and M...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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