Common "Pharyngitis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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I have been having continuous mucus in my throat, a swollen lymph node, and pain on the side of my neck. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a throat infection with a cough, shortness of breath, and phlegm. It decreased after taking antibiotics prescribed by a doctor but from that time I am having continuous mucus in my throat with pain on side of neck. One doctor told me it is GERD and prescribed...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Actually, mucous production and all these symptoms can be controlled if you start taking antibiotics and anti-allergic pills once again. So for now I would suggest you to take the following medications. Take tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg once daily before a meal. Take...  Read Full »

I have a persistent sore throat despite taking antibiotics. Why?

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 »

What could cause the feeling of something stuck in the throat?

Query: Hello doctor, Feeling of something stuck in the throat that comes and goes. It is mostly there all the time but sometimes it will go away. It actually feels more like that flap in my throat is twisted or I am swallowing it or something. I had a scope down by a GI last week and they said they only th...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The feeling of something stuck in the throat is usually due to gastric acid reflux causing pharyngeal irritation. Gastroenterologist will definitely see the epiglottis but it is not the pathology. The regurgitation of swallow can be seen only on swallow studies that tell ...  Read Full »

What could be the cause of throat pain on swallowing?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 14-year-old male. I have throat pain on the left side for three days, escalating each day and getting worse. My symptoms are tired, throat feels swollen, sleeping more than usual, and hurts on swallowing.  Read Full »

Dr. Surabhi Chopra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Causes of throat pain can be infections in tonsils (i.e) tonsillitis or infection in the posterior wall of pharynx (i.e) pharyngitis. In both cases throat pain is severe and it hurts during swallowing. Advice: 1) Start on antibiotics to combat the infection. Combinatio...  Read Full »

I have 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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 such as, avoid food items like spicy foods, excess coffee, fried foods, etc., avoid eating to a full stomach, r...  Read Full »

I suffer from throat pain despite taking antibiotics. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had throat pain for a long time, for which I take antibiotics. It subsides and reoccurs once I stop the medications. I take proper care and try to keep myself warm, but it does not help. I am not even able to speak when I wake up in the morning. Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Throat pain that persists for a long time and comes back after taking antibiotics could be a sign of chronic throat inflammation, also known as chronic pharyngitis. Chronic pharyngitis can be caused by a variety of factors, such as bact...  Read Full »

How to treat dry cough during pregnancy?

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 »

I have discomfort while speaking. Please help.

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 that ...  Read Full »

My son has a fever for two months. How to manage?

Query: Hello doctor, My son, 3 years and 9 months old, has been suffering from a fever of 103 degrees, cough, and cold for the past two months. I have given him medications, but the fever is not getting controlled. Please give your suggestions.  Read Full »

Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If his symptoms have been the same for the last two months, you should show him to your nearest pediatric doctor, as he needs to be checked for swine flu and acute pharyngitis. Let him drink plenty of water. Complete the course of antibiotics as suggested by his doct...  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: 1. There is a jam in the throat. 2. Difficulty swallo...  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 daily bef...  Read Full »

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