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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How to treat a swollen and sore throat?

Query: Hello doctor, For six weeks, my throat has felt swollen, constricted, and I have an odd kind of soreness on the right side of my throat and sometimes the upper right side of my sternum. I feel the constriction all the time, but the soreness only when I swallow. The soreness begins at the top of my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think that it is the effect of reflux. I advise you to stop Famotidine and start Omeprazole 40 mg, which is a proton pump inhibitor. It is more effective than Famotidine, especially in severe persistent cases like your case. You can start with two tablets before...  Read Full »

I suffer from sore throat, fever and body pain. Should I get COVID-19 test?

Query: Having sore throat, fever and bodypain for last 2 days. What to do? Should i go for covid test or continue medicine and home remedies?  Read Full »


Dr. Afifa Nighat

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: hello hope you're doing well! It might be covid or simple upper respiratory tract infection . In view of current pandemic , covid 19 must be ruled out. If currently you're feeling well other than having fever and bodyaches then just isolate yourself for 14 days, take vicks steam inhalation, goo...  Read Full »

How to cure painful swallowing and sore throat?

Query: Hi. I have sore throat for 2 days now and every afternoon, i feel cold. Last night I had a slight fever. I am using bactidol for gargle twice a day and paracetamol and so far it helps. It soothes my throat and i think the pain lessen. But this morning, my throat is still painful, I am having a hard ...  Read Full »


Dr. S D Sinha

Family Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Answer: Thanks for your query Your symptom appear to be that if an upper respiratory tract infection., possibly viral or bacterial. In such a case its best to test, considering the season and pandemic.  Read Full »

Can I have enlarged tonsil on one side only?

Query: 19, Female, Not a smoker/don’t drink alcohol. One of my tonsils has been bigger than the other. I noticed it especially after one of my wisdom teeth got infected and it gave me a sore throat. The infected tooth was on the left side but this tonsil enlargement thing is on the right. I can&rsquo...  Read Full »


Dr. Nishant

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hey, hope you are well. I can understand your concern of one tonsil being larger than the other. - But, I don't think that is an issue at the moment. - As you mentioned, the sore throat is because of the wisdom tooth, and the treatment you're taking for it is correct. - For now, the tonsil is no...  Read Full »

Please advise medications for high fever, sore throat, and loose motion.

Query: I have high fever.. 102 F and sore throat and loose motion.. please advise me on what could be the cause..??  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. Having carefully analysed the history you have provided , i would like to let you know that , Your present condition could be because of a number of reasons. Since, you have mentioned about a history of having a cardiac condition, i would like to know if you have had a...  Read Full »

Is negative COVID-19 swab test conclusive?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female, who is going to be 18 years old this year. So I have been sick (flu, fever, sore throat, and headache) since the last 20 days and I went to visit the doctor after five days. The doctor then prescribed me Lozenges, Paracetamol, Cetirizine and Amoxicillin. The diagnosis I re...  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can well understand that you are worried, and I am saddened because you feel so ill. I will do everything I can to help you. As I could learn from your detailed descriptions, you were already on quite some medical drugs. Among them, and that is essential information, ...  Read Full »

Can nasal sprays and medications help with my itching and soreness in the throat?

Query: Hi i took very hot steam inhalation directly from stove without switching it off. When the water was full boiling without turning off the stove daily thrice continously for a month.I used to do with kavrol plus, turmeric and zindatilismat.Is there any chance of throat or lungs cancer or any other ty...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhika Shukla

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, U seem to have Allergic rhinitis which is typically due to hyperresponse to a certain material eg. dust. It typically presents with bouts of sneezing, more at a specific time in the day & related to some material for eg dust. apart from dust, there r many other materials that can cause al...  Read Full »

How to manage measles with a swollen and dry throat?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is a 15-year-old girl and weighs approximately about 42 kg. She has measles for more than a week; now, she is only taking Dolan for fever. Now she's quite upset with her swollen throat, and she spits once with blood. She has a bad taste; that is why she seldom eats. Her throat ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, some medicines will reduce the swelling and throat infection as well. If she spits out blood, there are possibilities of mouth ulcers. Can you please send me a picture of her mouth and the swollen part? Please take tablet Augmentin (Amoxicillin 500 mg and Clavulani...  Read Full »

Kindly explain the home remedies to treat sore throat.

Query: Hi doctor, How can we treat a sore throat? Please explain about the OTC medications taken, and the home remedies followed to cure a sore throat.  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are the home remedies followed to treat a sore throat. Drink a mixture of lukewarm water with honey and lime juice a couple of times a day. It gives immediate relief. Grated ginger with green tea is quite helpful. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties with a str...  Read Full »

Can dryness and soreness of the throat be signs of thyroid problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I am 5.3 feet tall and weight 165 lbs. I have been having problems inside my throat for the past six months. It is dry and hurts. Also, I keep touching the glands every time it bothers me. I have retested for allergies, and I take Claritin D and still have thes...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, it seems to be allergic pharyngitis. Pharyngitis is the inflammation of the back of the throat. It gets aggravated by exposure to allergens like cold, dust, pollens, and acid reflux. Make sure you do not have acid reflux as without treating the ref...  Read Full »

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