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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Why do I have a sore throat and feel weak sometimes?

Query: I feel like sore throat and feel weak sometimes , but don’t have fever and cough  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Shah Alam

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, If you have sore throat and weakness, and you don't have running nose, neck pain , high fever probably you have simple flu or bacterial infection. You don't have to panic about covid 19( coronavirus ). You can use Augmentin 625mg for 5 days( THREE times a day tablet) and have plenty of luke...  Read Full »

Why is my sore throat not getting better for more than two weeks?

Query: I have a sore throat for more than 2 weeks now and I am done taking antibiotics (dalacin c) for 7 days but it is not going away.. I feel that there's something stuck inside my throat / esophagus. I have a mild headache but no fever. Pain scale is ranging 4-6 out of ten. I also gargle every 3 h...  Read Full »

Dr. Bruce Hudkins

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: If this got worse after antibiotics, it is likely thrush (a yeast infection of the throat often found after antibiotic and/or steroid treatment. See if you can get your physician to prescribe fluconazole 150mg daily X 10 days (not 3 days like prescribed for female yeast infections...this would not b...  Read Full »

Please suggest medication for a breastfeeding mother with sore throat and mild fever.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. I am a breastfeeding mother for 6 months baby. I have a sore throat from yesterday and feel difficulty in swallowing with light fever but not continuous. Today my right eye is slightly reddish and I had a cough again but not continuous. Currently, I am taking Azithrol...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushin Payravi

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for sharing your medical info with us. I totally understand your concern and I will try to recommend the best you can take to help you relieve your symptoms. Please do not take Montac and Rantac since they are not the best options for your current situation. Yo...  Read Full »

I have sore throat with difficulty in swallowing and bleeding in tonsils. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sore throat since this Wednesday. My dad is a doctor and he gave me Augmentin every 12 hours. The pain has not gone yet, but I feel like an object anytime I swallow. It hurts and it feels dry and sore. Just on the left side, it is been a few days but nothing new yet. It hurts...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your tonsil looks infected (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see pus coming out of your tonsil. You complete the course of Augmentin (take it for seven days, 1 gm 12 hourly). Along with that take plenty of fluids (at room temperature i.e. not v...  Read Full »

Can swollen tonsils cause sore throat with mild fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sore throat since yesterday. There is also a slight fever of 37.4. I suspect my swollen tonsil. I had taken juices and gargled warm water with salt. For the fever, I took paracetamol if needed.  Read Full »

Dr. Peter Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you have any other symptoms such as cough or difficulty breathing? Any recent history of travel to China? Or any exposure to someone who may be possible with Covid-19?  Read Full »

I have mild sore throat and temperature. Should I consult a doctor for Covid-19 symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a mild sore throat last Friday and started to take Strepsils then the pain gone last Sunday. But early morning today at around 2 AM I had chills until the morning. I took Paracetamol right away. My body temperature is 37.2 currently. Should I go to the hospital? Are my symptoms ...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Tehmid

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Viral infections produce similar symptoms. Common cold or seasonal flu produces similar symptoms as does Coronavirus. However, it is the severity of symptoms that are worrying in Coronavirus and the body's response to contain the virus. There is no need to panic righ...  Read Full »

Do recurrent white patches at the back of throat imply serious condition?

Query: Hello doctor, My symptoms are distinct white patches on the back of the throat, persistent swollen lymph node in the neck (for at least a week, possibly longer), slight soreness in throat near the node. No fever but have had headaches. Throat flared up in soreness about a week ago then subsided th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What you are seeing are enlarged lymphatic channels in the back of your throat. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This condition is called cobblestone throat. It is a term we use to describe irritated throat with visible bumps and lumps at the bac...  Read Full »

My sore throat pains with something stuck in throat. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36-year-old male. I have a sore throat for two weeks now and I am in my sixth-day of antibiotics (Dalacin C) but it is not going away. I feel that there is something stuck inside my throat/esophagus. I have a mild headache but no fever. Pain scale is ranging 4-6 out of ten. I also...  Read Full »

Dr. Peter Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your history and it seems on top of the acute tonsillopharyngitis, you also have GERD (gastric esophageal reflux disease). This may explain the persistent throat discomfort in spite of taking the antibiotic for six days. I recommend you continue yo...  Read Full »

Do symptoms like sore throat, chest heaviness and dizziness with no fever indicate Coronavirus?

Query: Hello doctor, My question is about the Coronavirus. I have been having some symptoms such as indigestion, sore throat, slight heaviness in the chest area (sometimes) and dizziness (sometimes). Dizziness could be because of panic.  Read Full »

Dr. Payas Joshi

Child Health Specialist, General Practitioner, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please do not panic, it is not Covid-19 if there is no fever. For sore throat, you can start warm saline gargles.  Read Full »

How to get rid of sore throat, coughing up phlegm, ear ache and ringing?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 16-year-old female. I have been sick lately (sore throat, coughing up yellow, green stuff, etc) but this morning I woke up with my cough worse and my ear aching and ringing and throbbing. Anything I can do to make it stop?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This appears to be an upper respiratory tract infection leading to throat congestion and blocked eustachian tube leading to symptoms. You should have Augmentin 625 mg (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) three times a day along with some antacid like tablet Pantoprazole...  Read Full »

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