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 this white spot in my throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my tonsils removed at the end of last year and from about a month ago, on one side, I noticed this white circle in my throat. It has not gotten any bigger or smaller but it has me worried because it does not look normal. It has no veins or anything though. Is it just a funny-look...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the photo you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems like a hypertrophied lymphoid tissue. Apart from tonsils, there are many small lymphoid tissues in and around our throat. Once the tonsils are removed, sometimes they get excess...  Read Full »

What is the risk of throat cancer if I have quit smoking three months earlier?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39 year old female. I used to smoke one pack a day for 19 years, but quit cigarettes three months ago. 10 days ago, I had ear and throat pain on the left side. My lymph node was swollen only on the left side. I went to my GP who prescribed me Amoxicillin 1000 mg two times per day f...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at the photo you have sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is very clear that you do not have any lesions in the throat which cause a suspicion of malignancy (cancer) to arise. The reddish line you are looking at is nothing but the dil...  Read Full »

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