Throat Infection

A throat infection causes symptoms of sore throat, which is an uncomfortable, scratchy sensation in the throat. It could be caused by a viral or bacterial infection.

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Please confirm the diagnosis and suggest medicine for typhoid?

Query: Hi doctor, I am writing this for my close relative. A local doctor diagnosed her with typhoid. She also has a throat infection. I am attaching herewith the reports for your reference. Please confirm and advise the medicine for the same.  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The first report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you have provided is a complete blood count, and that does not say anything about typhoid. However, the second report shows the Widal test results, which confirms the presence of active Salmonella ty...  Read Full »

Why is no antibiotic effective for my throat infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had an inflamed, dry, and red throat, tender neck glands, and white film on the tongue, for about six weeks. I took 500 mg of Azithromycin, but it does not work. I have then prescribed two doses of Diflucan (200 mg each, I believe), and Nystatin swish and swallow neither worked fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If an antibiotic is not effective in tablet form, you should take it in an injection form. And one more thing with antibiotics there should be an antacid to digest them quickly and to protect from acidity or stomach discomfort. Along with antibiotics, which helped you r...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my mild sore throat?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you advise on if the back of my throat is normal or has any infection? I have a mild sore throat for the past 24 hours. I am currently on Avamys, Cefuroxime, Allegra D, and Sinus rinse.  Read Full »

Dr. Laxmi Narasimha G Yadav

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is appears as a swelling on the posterior wall of your throat. Do you have any trauma while brushing? Or any other type? Do you have any cervical neck pain? Do you any acidity problem? Di...  Read Full »

What causes chronic tonsil swelling?

Query: Hi doctor, My tonsils have been swollen for almost an entire month. I have had two normal appointments for it and I am scheduled for a visit with an ENT doctor after four days. Today, my throat pain is more than it has been in the past few days and my left tonsil is significantly bigger than my righ...  Read Full »

Dr. Eriol Braholli

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is obvious that your tonsil infection is not gone. Perhaps, it has been more complicated now since pain and fever is up and lymphadenopathy is shown. Retro or peritonsillar abscesses are the complications of untreated tonsillitis that may require specific treat...  Read Full »

What causes red spots in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor, Please see the attached pictures of my mouth. The lump on top of my mouth is a torus. I have a red spot on the side of it though. What could it be?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You do not have to worry about these red spots (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Those are normally seen on the palate due to minor blood clots formed due to either some pressure applied on the palate by tongue or even without any cause. It happens due to ...  Read Full »

Are my painful throat lesions a fungal or viral infection?

Query: I am a 34yo man with NO PAST medical history, white throat lesions that are painful, for ten days. I am unable to eat. Was started on Amoxicillin for 7 days and no change. Went to ER two days ago and started on Clindamycin. It is very painful. I cannot eat. Bacterial cultures were taken 2 days ago...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq Pictures you have sent are not very seems like you have uvulitis with follicular tonsillitis This kind of infection should go with clindamycin so you may continue taking it till you meet ent specialist . when you meet ent specialist request him to take throat swab an...  Read Full »

How to confirm if my symptoms are due to COVID-19 or some other infection?

Query: A couple or so weeks ago a wasp bit me it swole and the next two days I had a hard time walking, the pain was gone after that teo days. Then after about a week it became so bad that the tiny swelling became a wound and it became infected. I tried my best to clean it twice a day, put iodine and a ban...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello dear in this young age there is a less chance of diabetes but your wounds not healing may be due to insect bite allergy. If you have family history of diabetes then get it done blood sugar levels. Covid or other viral pharyngitis with lymphadenopathy or malaria or tick bite fever may also ...  Read Full »

My sore throat is not getting better with Betadine mouthwash. Is it a viral infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sore throat for the past 10 days. It is not so painful, but I still feel a scratchy sensation in my throat. Tonsils are normal. I have got a cheek bite on the same side as well. There is a small red lump on palatopharyngeal arch exactly above my tonsil and a whitish patch on ...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for providing a detailed history regarding the problem in concern. I did have a look at the photos in detail (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about. The red lump on the palatoglossal arch is ...  Read Full »

Why are my throat infection and tonsillitis not responding to any antibiotics?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a history of tonsillitis and throat infections. I have ear pain, tongue numbness, and two blisters on the arch of my tonsil for over six weeks along with a white lump on my tonsil. I took two courses of antibiotics with no benefit. Pain is pretty bad and I booked an ENT appointmen...  Read Full »

Dr. Peter Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on the pictures you have sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems you do have pharyngitis. What antibiotics have you taken and when was the last time you finish the course of antibiotics? You might need to take another course or shift it...  Read Full »

Should tingling sensation in the throat be a cause for concern?

Query: I am having feeling of something stuck and tingling sensation in throat for last two days. I have not travelled anywhere else other than shopping trips. I have been having phlegm in the morning after getting up for almost last one year. I have bad habit of occasional mucophagy. Am I having any reaso...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: hello thanx for the query. I can understand ur concern. according to ur statement u have been suffering from stuck and tingling sensation in throat. this is usually from an irritation of the mucous membranes of the throat,oesophaus or trachea.u may experience the symptom because of extra mucous i...  Read Full »

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