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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I have sore throat from two years. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a bad case of sore throat. It has been two years since I have a sore throat. I regularly gargle with hot water or diluted Betadine gargles (Povidone-iodine solution ), but there is no effect. Rather, it has gotten worse.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are a chronic patient of pharyngeal infection, we have to rule out all possible causes one by one with a thorough examination and necessary investigations. You should go for the following investigations. CT paranasal sinuses. Culture and sensitivity of throa...  Read Full »

My friend has a throat infection.I was along with him while he had the infection.Could I have a throat infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 15 years old and my friend has a throat infection. I was along with him while he had the infection and now the roof of my mouth and throat is kind of sore. It feels like there is mucus stuck there and I have a weird taste in my mouth. Could I have a throat infection? And if I do,...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. There are chances of spread of throat infection through: The air we breathe. Direct contact like kissing, etc. Sharing spoon or fork while taking food. Sharing the cigarette while smoking. Thus, there are fair chances that you might have acqui...  Read Full »

My right sinus and ear are always full with sore throat. What is the problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a sore throat. My right sinus and ear are always full. The sore is behind my right tonsil.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your right sinus is full which indicates that you are suffering from right-sided sinusitis. It will create a post nasal drip and eustachian tube dysfunction. Therefore, a sore throat and a clogged ear are likely to develop. It will be better t...  Read Full »

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