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 a sore bump behind my tonsils with pain and a white coating. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a sore throat for three years. It does not go away. It started as a tonsil infection. Now I do not get tonsil infections so much, but behind the tonsil, I have a sore bump that pains and sometimes has a white coating. I have trouble swallowing, and it hurts when I drink wate...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The picture of your throat suggests granular pharyngitis. Chronic irritation of the pharynx, either from recurrent nose or sinus infections or from reflux, can give rise to such an issue. Now since it is an irritation of chronic nature, it often tends to stay, and it...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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

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

I have sore throat with bumps. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a sore throat for about two weeks now and the wall of my throat has some sort of bumps on it. My tongue as well has bumps on them but they are not painful.  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The pictures show three things (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The bumps on the back of your tongue which are circumvallate papillae. Then, there are slightly enlarged tonsils on either side of the throat. There are granulations on the posterior pha...  Read Full »

Why am I having hair in throat sensation?

Query: Hello doctor,For the last five months, I have had problems with my throat, left side. I have a hair-in-throat feeling that will not go away. I have been to two ENT already. The first one did not do any tests and just prescribed Penicillin, assuming strep. Later on I did develop an infection, which c...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I do not know whether this satisfies you but there is nothing to suggest that you have any growth. It is either LPR, GERD, chronic pharyngitis due to other causes that may be causing these symptoms. At times it can just be globus pharyngeus.  Read Full »

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