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.

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Will recurrent tonsillitis cause throat irritation with feeling of something stuck in throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old male. I am suffering from throat irritations for the last three months. I feel like something got stuck in my throat and I feel like phlegm, but it is not coming out. I am not using pillows when I sleep, if I use pillows I am feeling stiffness in my throat. I have no...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your problem. You may be suffering from chronic pharyngitis with tonsillitis. This chronic pharyngitis may lead to irritation in the throat and foreign body sensation. Other possibilities like acid reflux, or postnasal discharge, or sleep apnea m...  Read Full »

Should tingling sensation in the throat be a cause for concern?

Query: I am having feeling of something stuck and tingling sensation in throat for last two days. I have not travelled anywhere else other than shopping trips. I have been having phlegm in the morning after getting up for almost last one year. I have bad habit of occasional mucophagy. Am I having any reaso...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: hello thanx for the query. I can understand ur concern. according to ur statement u have been suffering from stuck and tingling sensation in throat. this is usually from an irritation of the mucous membranes of the throat,oesophaus or trachea.u may experience the symptom because of extra mucou...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for throat itch and cough with no fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having itching in throat and little cough for more than two weeks and cold. No fever, no body pain. My BP and sugar are normal. I am taking Cetirizine and Calvam 625 with little improvement.  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any postnasal drip or cold? Do you have any acid reflux, stomach ache, or sour eructations? Is there any cervical lymph node? Do you smoke? Can you attach a picture of your throat?  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

ENT Otolaryngologist

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

I have some discomfort in throat following cold. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 20 years old. I had a pretty bad cold three weeks ago. The cold seems to have subsided, but my lingual tonsils seem to be enlarged. I also have little bumps on the back of my throat. I have drainage in the bottom of my throat as well. Also, a few¬†patches of white under my right tonsi...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lingual tonsils may get enlarged during an episode of upper respiratory tract infection. Also with details you have provided it appears that you have some remnant inflammation in your upper respiratory tract. That is causing the granular pharyngitis, tonsillitis and ...  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

ENT Otolaryngologist, Audiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 tel...  Read Full »

I have severe swelling and soreness on left side of throat. Could it be due to HPV infection?

Query: Hi doctor, Just over a week ago, I developed severe swelling and soreness on the left side of my throat, particularly at the base of my tongue. My left ear is also in a lot of pain. Swallowing is extremely difficult and I went to see local urgent care where they prescribed me with Amoxicillin 500 m...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem can be due to pharyngitis. It is possible that Amoxicillin is not effective enough in your case. You may need some other antibiotics. I want to see your throat myself. Can you send me a picture of your throat? (I should be able to see posterior pharyngea...  Read Full »

Do Mucoram pill and Rhinocort spray interact with each other?

Query: Hi doctor, I took a Mucoram pill along with Rhinocort spray. Then, I had hyperventilating difficulty. I could not swallow and I cannot balance myself and felt more tired and weak. I feel that my brain became numb for a month. After a month, I am good now. But, still I feel some pressure and continuo...  Read Full »


Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan

Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I 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 eith...  Read Full »

On medication for sterp pharyngitis. How long will it take to bring down the pain?

Query: Hello doctor, Two days ago I came down with right ear pain, swollen lymph node and ear lobe of the right ear, sore throat, tender glands and jaw pain that was all on one side. At first, I thought it was a jaw issue because if I opened my mouth too wide my throat and jaw would start hurting like cra...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I looked into the photographs you have sent. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Correlating it with your complaint and history I conclude that you have resolving pharyngitis. There is only mild congestion in your throat specially the pillars and soft...  Read Full »

What could be the pain in the left side of throat which hurts 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

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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