Throat Infection

About "Throat Infection"

A throat infection causes symptoms of sore throat, which is an uncomfortable, scratchy sensation in the throat. It could be caused by a viral or bacterial infection.

Related Terms: Sore Throat, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Steam Inhalation, Viral Infection, Tonsillitis, Amoxicillin, Paracetamol

Recently Answered Questions

Following throat infection, why is there an altered taste?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I was at my local out of hours service this morning with an extremely painful and swollen throat. I was told I had a severe case of tonsillitis. I have been given antibiotics. Since then I feel a poison taste running down my throat and had a bit of a relief of p...  Read Full »
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The feeling that something burst and having poison taste in the mouth will be most probably due to release of tonsillolith (tonsil stone) from the tonsillar fossa and associated pus and mucus that come along with the stone. I suggest you antiseptic gargles like Betadine...  Read Full »
Is my recurrent throat infection due to mono?
Query: Hi doctor, I had strep infection about a month ago. It took 6 to 10 days to get cured with the antibiotics. It has come back in the same way again. Should I take the same antibiotics? Could it be something else like a mono tonsilitis? I am currently taking Imuran 50 mg. Please give your opinion.  Read Full »
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your post. You have received the antibiotics one month back for streptococcal infection. You cannot take the same antibiotics at this time because it has been less than three months. So, you need a different antibiotic with a different mechanism of action. ...  Read Full »
What can cause frequent throat infection?
Query: Hi doctor, I used to get throat infection whenever I drink cold water. Due to weather also drinking water gets cold. Even that leads to throat infection. What measure shall I take to protect myself from throat infection?  Read Full »
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Many patients come to me with this complaint of frequent sore throat. First I would say do not worry about this. We must evaluate if there is any pathogenic organism residing in the throat and causing recurrent infections. For the same a throat swab (culture and sensit...  Read Full »
Will Sinarest help in throat infection?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a bad throat and unable to speak. I have started Augmentin 625 since yesterday with no relief so far.  Read Full »
Dr. Sumit Srivastava
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Antibiotics usually take some time to show their effect. Since you have been started on antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication from yesterday, finish the course as directed and you will be fine. If you feel ill after completion of course, then we will go for a ch...  Read Full »
My friend has a throat infection.I was along with him while he had the infection.Could I have a throat infection?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 15 years old and my friend has a throat infection. I was along with him while he had the infection and now the roof of my mouth and throat is kind of sore. It feels like there is mucus stuck there and I have a weird taste in my mouth. Could I have a throat infection? And if I do,...  Read Full »
Dr. A.k.srivastava
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There are chances of spread of throat infection through: The air we breathe. Direct contact like kissing, etc. Sharing spoon or fork while taking food. Sharing the cigarette while smoking. Thus, there are fair chances that you might have acqui...  Read Full »
How to Get Rid of Throat Infection?
Article Overview: This article discusses in detail the signs and symptoms of throat infection and its pharmacological and natural remedies.  Read Article »
Dr. Vidhi Hareshbhai Talati
ENT Otolaryngologist

Throat infection is referred as pharyngitis. It is characterized by irritation, pain, burning sensation, scratching feeling in the throat. It initiates with difficulties during swallowing. The most common cause for this is viral or bacterial infection. Sometimes this bacterium is self controlled. T ...  Read Article »
Why am I having throat infection and unclear sound?
Query: Hello doctor, I have throat infection and sound is not clear. I have pain in left neck and shoulder.  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can have acute tonsillitis like infection of the mouth or Ludwig angina like infective etiology. Your posterior pharynx examination and lymph nodes palpation should be done for further work up in your case. It is advisable to investigate with throat swab culture ...  Read Full »
How to know if my throat infection is viral or bacterial?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a bad throat infection and fever. At present, I have a fever of 101 F. I took Meftal forte 45 minutes back, but the fever has still not come down. Can I take Paracetamol? My doctor gave me Augmentin and Allegra-D.  Read Full »
Dr. Mehak Agarwal
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If your doctor has examined you and started you on antibiotics, that is, Augmentin (Clavulanic acid and Amoxicillin), you, please complete that course. Along with it, I suggest taking Paracetamol 500, three times daily. Continue taking Allegra (Fexofenadine). ...  Read Full »
Which drug works better for throat infection,Augmentin or Azithromycin?
Query: Hello doctor, Which drug works better for throat infection, Augmentin or Azithromycin?  Read Full »
Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We usually do not care about throat infection when it is mild and then it gets worsened and causes undue discomfort. Regarding choice of appropriate antibiotic, it is very important to know your history. It includes previous use of recent antibiotic, presence of fever, ...  Read Full »
What could be the reason for frequent throat infection?
Query: Hi doctor, My partner gets throat infection for every 15 days. As soon as he gets the infection, he also gets running nose. As it progresses, there is ear pain, chest congestion, and chest pain. He is not taking antibiotics or any other medicines for this problem. Please suggest.  Read Full »
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Collect the running fluids and do sugar estimation. Remember that the test has to be done soon after collecting the liquid. Otherwise, it will not be accurate. Next, get a sinus CT scan done to rule out the causative reason for having recurrent throat infections. Please...  Read Full »


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