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Pharynx Examination

Pharynx examination is usually done with the help of a laryngoscope. The pharynx is examined in case of any inflammation or sore throat. The patient is asked to protrude the tongue and the physician for any abnormalities in the pharynx.

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What is the cause behind my pharyngeal discomfort and cough?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 21 years old. I have been having pharyngeal discomfort in the last two years coughing more often than I used to do before but I somehow got used to it and I did not see a doctor. Also, I have discomfort when swallowing. I have never smoked in my life and have healthy habits. I also...  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Wilfred

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your history and video (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my diagnosis would be post nasal drip with chronic pharyngitis. The visualization of the mucus discharge in the throat with congestion in the pharynx points to this diagnosis. The usual cause...  Read Full »

What is the gurgling in my throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting anxious about my health. I just wish you to look at a photo I have attached. It is a photo I got from the internet, which looks very similar to me. I have no other symptoms. I have always had the slight red marks, but have never noticed them. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Alok Rathi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Those represent the cobblestone appearance of posterior pharyngeal wall and it is in early stage. There is nothing to worry. Such appearance of posterior pharyngeal wall is usually seen in chronic allergic pharyngitis. It may also be seen in asymptomatic people and chron...  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 mg...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello,Welcome to 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 pharyngeal wa...  Read Full »

What can causes cough and green sputum following a headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been coughing and having running nose, sputum is light green with a distinctive taste while spitting. All this started with a headache and bad binge. Kindly help me with the next course of action.   Read Full »

Dr. Rashi Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query. Regarding a cough and cold, it looks like you have acute pharyngitis. Take tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg once a day for a runny nose. It causes sleepiness in some people so you can take it before bedtime. But if a runny nose is troublesome you can t...  Read Full »

Why do I have a red patch in my throat, swollen lymph nodes, and burning sensation on my tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a white patch on my tongue, a red patch in my throat, swollen lymph nodes, a burning sensation on my tongue, and difficulty swallowing. Previously also I have had a red patch on my tongue. I am pretty sure that I have undiagnosed herpes. Currently, I am on antidepressants. What...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Kindly share a picture of the affected area for better guidance. Thank you.  Read Full »

Paracetamol in Pregnancies

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is suffering from severe cold, headache and throat pain. Can she take Paracetamol, antibiotics, and Cetirizine? We are planning for pregnancy, using medicine for it. This is her 12th day after the period.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your wife is having sore throat problem and cause is acute pharyngitis case. You can give her Levocetirizine 5 mg OD for five days. For throat pain, Paracetamol 500 mg SOS can be prescribed. Also, give her vitamin C 500 mg tablet BD for five days. Drink more water. A...  Read Full »

The left side of my throat hurts on and off throughout the day when I swallow. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,Four or five days ago, I was doing well but, when I woke up and swallowed, the left side of my throat has been bothering me ever since. I do not have any other symptoms, but it just hurts a bit when I swallow, then it would go away. When I wake up, it does not hurt, but it comes back throu...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. From your symptoms listed above, it seems to be pharyngitis. Pharyngitis is inflammation of the pharynx. It can be caused due to allergy, infection, and laryngopharyngeal reflux. I would suggest: 1)Tablet levocetirizine 5 mg orally at night f...  Read Full »

Why am I having pharynx dryness for the past five months?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old, 5.91 ft, 182.98 pounds. I am suffering from non-stop pharynx dryness (right behind the tongue) for past five months. I am drinking a lot of water, doing salt gargle, took GERD medication for one month, been tested for Sj√∂gren syndrome. Nothing helped. I have noticed...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjeev Davey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You probably have allergic chronic pharyngitis with air sensitivity.  Read Full »

Why am I spitting phlegm with some red blood?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. Recently, I got an endoscopy. The report shows that I have erosive gastropathy. I have been using medicines for one month. Now, for a few days, while spitting phlegm a small amount of light red blood comes out from my mouth. I also have some throat and chest pain. But, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If there is bleeding in the stomach due to erosive gastritis, then it would be in the form of vomiting and brown or chocolate in color. Any bleeding in the stomach cannot be bright red in color with small quantity. As mentioned in your report (attachment removed to...  Read Full »

What medicines to take for granular pharyngitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have granular pharyngitis for 60 days. Please help me.   Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the sent picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to have chronic pharyngitis. The pointed-out red spot indicates a lymphoid follicle and it has increased in size. There is nothing to be worried and it is treatable. You can ...  Read Full »

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