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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What is the white stuff on my tonsils?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old female, and I thought I had strep throat. I went to the doctor to get a rapid strep test, but it came back negative. I then got a throat culture done, which I have not received. I have white furry looking stuff behind my tonsils. My throat was sore for three days, and m...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a short history of sore throat and muscle pain, and your images show exudative pharyngitis. The most common reason is a viral infection, which will explain the sore throat...  Read Full »

Why do I feel like something is stuck in my throat?

Query: Hello doctor,I feel as if there is something stuck or moving in my throat around the back of the mouth to the Adam's apple. It has been bothering me for a few days. There is no pain associated with it, just the feeling as if something is moving up and down my throat. It goes down if I swallow, and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumar Ashutosh

Family Physician, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A foreign body sensation or a feeling of something stuck in the throat is a very common complaint. There are so many causes like acid reflux, pharyngitis and allergic rhinitis that could cause the feeling. I suggest: You take tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg on an ...  Read Full »

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 may als...  Read Full »

I have sore throat from two years. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a bad case of sore throat. It has been two years since I have a sore throat. I regularly gargle with hot water or diluted Betadine gargles (Povidone-iodine solution ), but there is no effect. Rather, it has gotten worse.  Read Full »


Dr. A K Srivastava

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are a chronic patient of pharyngeal infection, we have to rule out all possible causes one by one with a thorough examination and necessary investigations. You should go for the following investigations. CT paranasal sinuses. Culture and sensitivity of throa...  Read Full »

Why are my throat infection and tonsillitis not responding to any antibiotics?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a history of tonsillitis and throat infections. I have ear pain, tongue numbness, and two blisters on the arch of my tonsil for over six weeks along with a white lump on my tonsil. I took two courses of antibiotics with no benefit. Pain is pretty bad and I booked an ENT appointmen...  Read Full »


Dr. Peter Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the pictures you have sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems you do have pharyngitis. What antibiotics have you taken and when was the last time you finish the course of antibiotics? You might need to take another course or shift it...  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 mucous i...  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 »

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