Sore Throat

The painful, scratchy, and dry feeling in the throat due to infection or inflammation is called a sore throat. Depending on the part of the throat affected the types are pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and laryngitis. Warm salt water gargle helps soothe a sore throat.

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Are increased WBC count, tongue sores and throat pain symptoms of HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, My routine blood report is as follows. WBC - 13700, neutrophils - 76%, lymphocytes - 19%, eosinophils - 02%, monocytes - 03%, basophil - 0%, RBC- 4.5, HCT - 39.8, MCV - 84.5, MCH - 27, MCHC - 32, Hb - 12.5, platelets - 410000 and vitamin B12 - 184. WBC is above the maximum for over a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Elevated WBC (white blood cell) count is secondary to increased neutrophils. Neutrophils here appear to be increased secondary to infections. Irregular periods and low bleeding were possibly due to hypothyroidism. Reduced...  Read Full »

I have an itchy throat two weeks after an unprotected hand job. Could it be HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a full-body massage from a naked private escort at her home. After the massage, she rubbed her boobs on my back. Then she asked me to turn around for an unprotected handjob. She put lubricant or some oil on my uncircumcised penis and started stroking, and I ejaculated within a mi...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The chances of transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by massage and handjob are nil unless there are bleeding wounds in the hand. It is unlikely, as you would have noticed it. If there is penile contact with vaginal fluids, then there are possibilities of t...  Read Full »

I have a little headache, sore throat, facial pressure with nasal congestion, and slight urine urgency. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, A week ago I got a little headache with a sore throat and felt kind of feverish (not checked temperature). I took Dolo 650 tablets and Nodard plus tablets. I still have facial pressure with nasal congestion and on the other side, I am experiencing slight urinary urgency. I am not exper...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have the above medical symptoms, like facial pressure with nasal congestion and increased body temperature it is clinically acute sinusitis. You have mentioned no urinary symptoms except increased urinary urgency. You should wait and try to maintain adequate hyd...  Read Full »

Why do I get skin rashes, mouth and throat sores whenever I leave my city?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51-year-old male. I have been allergic to something for five months. Whenever I leave my city, sometimes I suffer from skin rashes or mouth and throat sores. It occurs mainly while traveling.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the report (attachment removed to preserve patient's identity). Now there are two issues. First is the diagnosis of allergy. Then, what exactly are your symptoms? Are the complaints mainly skin and mouth-related? Is there any breathing difficulty...  Read Full »

I have a sore throat that developed along with fever, chills, and headache, which are resolved now. What could be the reason for my throat pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I started feeling sick last week after getting drenched in cold rain. Afterward, I developed a sore throat, severe headache, chills, and fever. The symptoms lasted for four days. After that, however, all the symptoms went away except for the throat pain. It has been a week, and I still ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. You have an upper respiratory tract infection or pharyngitis, which can be managed swiftly. I suggest you to follow the instructions mentioned below, 1. Avoid cold food or water. 2. Do a lukewarm water gargle ...  Read Full »

Please help me get rid of sore throat, tonsil pain, and postnasal drip.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 47-year-old male suffering from acute sore throat, swelling, and ear heaviness for three weeks. In the first week, I took Cefixime for six days. Then I took Pulmocef 500 mg with Winolap and Dolonex for seven days. This week, I have a sore throat, tonsil pain, swelling in the throat,...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi,Welcome to mention whether the throat pain is severe or tolerable. Also tell me whether you have a fever, muscle pain, and weakness along with it. Please mention whether you feel better after taking a different course of antibiotics or do you feel the same. Do you have nasal bl...  Read Full »

My 12-year-old daughter has had a sore throat, cough, and fever since four days. What is the treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, My 12-year-old daughter has had a severe cold, cough, and mild fever since four days. I gave her Paracetamol for the fever and honey to relieve her sore throat. However, the discomfort and cough are more at night, and she cannot sleep. Also, the mild fever persists. What could be the reas...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to She might have an infection. She needs antibiotics, Paracetamol, Antihistamines, and saline or Betadine gargling. To be reviewed with your query soon for better understanding and treatment advice and prescription of drugs. Regards.  Read Full »

Why is my son having a high fever and throwing up everything he eats?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2 year old son is suffering from fever. The temperature right now is 100.4 degrees. He is vomiting everything he is eating.  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is a sore throat, most likely of a viral origin. But, a bacterial cause should be considered if there is a significant pain the throat. The investigations to be done are CBC (complete blood count) and ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate). I suggest the following: ...  Read Full »

Is Cefpodoxime safe for a person who had liver injury with Amoxicillin-Clavulanate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a painful sore throat and tonsillitis for two weeks. I am allergic to Penicillin and earlier had Amoxicillin-Clavulanate antibiotic-induced elevated SGOT and SGPT of the liver. With treatment, I fully recovered. Now, this time, the doctor prescribed Cefpodoxime inst...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Cefpodoxime and Amoxicillin being different classes of drugs, will not cause an allergy if the other one causes. Cefpodoxime is safe in patients with liver injury, at least in moderate doses. For the throat problem, I would advise in addition to antibiotics, some goo...  Read Full »

Are my throat and nose symptoms an allergic reaction to pollution and industrial gases?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had throat and nose problems for a year. My throat becomes dry while walking, I feel discomfort while breathing, and I have tiny red spots on the roof of my mouth. These spots become very painful whenever I get a throat infection, which I get twice a year during season change. I d...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to By the information you provided, it appears you have some chronic inflammation, which is occasionally worsened by season change or allergy. I suggest you: Wear a mask whenever you go outside. While walking, there might be an increased demand for air, which makes ...  Read Full »

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