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.

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Query: Hello doctor, I am 12 weeks pregnant. For the last three days, I am suffering from a dry cough. My doctor prescribed me Ambrolite D syrup two teaspoons at bedtime and a Vozet tablet once a day. He said that it is an allergic cough. But, after consuming the medicine for two days, my cough does not im...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing your query to me. A dry cough for more than three days in the absence of breathing difficulties usually suggests viral pharyngitis. You do not need to take antibiotics unless you have a fever. At the same time, you said you are 12 weeks pregnant, so ...  Read Full »

A lump has developed on my uvula and my neck is also mildly sore. Could it be an ulcer or a cyst?

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Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The nodule on the uvula does not appear to be malignant. It is more of an inflammatory process in your case. Also, there is congestion in your pharyngeal ...  Read Full »

Why does a sore throat persist despite taking multiple antibiotic courses?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old lady. I started having a sore throat two months back. I just thought it was a flu coming. But then, when I noticed that it had been on for two weeks, I decided to take Amoxicillin. I took it but did not finish the course on the last day. I had traveled and forgotten...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepthi. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your complaints. Repeated attacks of a low-grade sore throat suggest that it could be chronic pharyngitis. The other common causes of chronic sore throat are due to acidity and gastroesophageal reflux. That means stomach acids pop into esophagus sil...  Read Full »

A yellow lesion appeared on the tonsil and capillaries have widened. What is this?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a cold starting with a sore throat, followed by nasal congestion and post nasal drip/coughing. In the past few days, a yellow lesion appeared on my left tonsil. I have attached a picture. As you can see, capillaries have widened on this tonsil and it appears red. What is this?  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is acute inflammation of your pharynx. That is the reason for widened capillaries. The yellow spot could be pus pointing or a tonsil stone. You need a course of antibiotics, decongestant, n...  Read Full »

I got a heavy cold last month and developed some problems with my throat. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I got a heavy cold last month, and since then, I have developed some problems with my throat.I consulted an ENT specialist who detected pharyngitis. Medicine is going on. But the throat problems are still existing. The problems are: There is a jam in the throat. Difficulty swallowing...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. We need a laryngoscopy to rule out any lump or growth inside the throat. Most often, it will just be a manifestation of reflux. Finish the current course of antibiotics and then start on a proton pump inhibitor tablet to be taken twice dail...  Read Full »

Do Mucoram pill and Rhinocort spray interact with each other?

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Dr. Shafi Ullah

Answer: Hi,Welcome to read your question and I understand your concern. Mucoram (Ambroxol Hydrochloride) is a mucolytic and Rhinocort is a corticosteroid Budesonide. Together their use with no prior history of some chronic obstructive pulmonary disease like asthma makes it likely either a r...  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 »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Why do I have trouble pronouncing words and restricted voice due to mucus in throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having trouble pronouncing words correctly and feel that my voice is restricted due to mucus in my throat. There are certain times, especially when I am eating when I have a runny nose, and this is when I find that it is much easier to speak freely and maintain a consistent vo...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhadeep Karanjai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have mentioned, your primary complaint is excessive mucus in the throat leading to you having trouble pronouncing words. Your voice gets better when you are eating, or have a runny nose, or on sucking a hard candy. All these things have one thing in common tha...  Read Full »

My throat is swollen and hurts when I swallow deeply. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My throat is swollen, and it hurts when I take a deep swallow. It started hurting from the time I woke up, and the swelling was also present from the same time, but the swelling is present throughout the day, so I am a bit concerned. I usually have this issue once or twice a year. Ple...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As per your symptoms, you might have pharyngitis, or it may also be tonsillitis, but I will need to look at your throat for the correct diagnosis. Secondly, I would suggest medications that will help you get rid of the swollen throat. 1. Bet...  Read Full »

What is the cause of pharyngeal discomfort and cough?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 21 years old. I have been having pharyngeal discomfort in the last two years coughing more often than I used to do before but I somehow got used to it and I did not see a doctor. Also, I have discomfort when swallowing. I have never smoked in my life and have healthy habits. I also...  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Wilfred

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your history and video (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my diagnosis would be post nasal drip with chronic pharyngitis. The visualization of the mucus discharge in the throat with congestion in the pharynx points to this diagnosis. The usual cau...  Read Full »

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