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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Can a sore throat mean a COVID-19 infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 43 years old. I am have a itchy throat, and rarely once a day I get a cough due to it for the last four days. I do not have a fever, cold, running nose, or any pain in the throat while swallowing. I have not had any contact with a COVID-19 positive patient. I am at my home only. I g...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. It can be due to common flu or throat infection caused by other bacterial infections, so do not worry, as you have mentioned that you were not in contact with a COVID-19 positive patient. You can take the following ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, A couple of weeks ago had a wasp bite on my sole, and the next two days, I had a hard time walking. The pain was gone after that two days. Then after about a week, it became so bad that the tiny swelling became a wound, and it got infected. I tried my best to clean it twice a day, put io...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is less chance of diabetes at this young age, but your wounds not healing may be due to insect bite allergy. If you have a family history of diabetes, then get the blood sugar levels checked. COVID or another viral pharyngitis with lymphadenopathy or malaria o...  Read Full »

Are my painful throat lesions a fungal or viral infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old man with no significant past medical history. Now I have painful white lesions in my throat for ten days. I am unable to eat. I started Amoxicillin for seven days and had no change. I went to the ER two days ago and started on Clindamycin. It is excruciating. I cannot ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Though the pictures you have sent are not very clear (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems you have uvulitis with follicular tonsillitis. This kind of infection should resolve with Clindamycin, so you may continue taking it until you meet...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor,I have a feeling of something stuck in my throat with a tingling sensation for the past two days. I have phlegm in the morning after getting up. I have this issue for a year. I have not traveled anywhere other than on shopping trips. I have a bad habit of occasional mucophagy. I do not hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from the feeling of something stuck in your throat with a tingling sensation. This occurs due to irritation of the mucus membrane of the throat, esophagus, or trachea. You can also have a symp...  Read Full »

What can cause a small round bubble behind the right tonsil?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 33 years old and in good health. I have recently noticed a small round bubble behind my right tonsil. It has been there for about a month now. I have had quite a bit of nasal drainage, and slight periodic sore throat, some ear pressure that is minor on the same side of the affected...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is anything dangerous from the picture you sent (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Mostly it is a superficial infection, according to your complaint. Do you have reflux in the form of a burning sensation in your chest or your stomach? Do yo...  Read Full »

Please suggest medicine to relieve throat pain that is radiating to the ears.

Query: Hi doctor, It has been three weeks that I am experiencing front neck pain. First two weeks, it is just the right side that is painful, and the pain is just manageable. On the third week (this week), the pain worsens, that I have to take a pain reliever. The entire front of my neck is painful, and I...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need an antibiotic. Please take Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid (Augmentin) 625 mg thrice daily with meals for five days. Take Chymoral Forte (Trypsin Chymotrypsin) tablet before meals thrice daily for three days. Take Montelukast (Singulair) 10 mg, Levocetirizin...  Read Full »

Why is one of my tonsils larger?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 23 years old. I suffered from round allergies for a year and took Zyrtec every day. I am a mouth breather and I am doing it even when I am sleeping. Before a few months, I started to have tonsil stones and they are in three to four numbers. One of my tonsils got larger. I am a huge hy...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is an allergic component and it requires proper precautionary and medical treatment. Do not take Zyrtec (Cetirizine) for a long period of time. The tonsils get enlarged due ...  Read Full »

What causes a tiny enlargement on the left side of the neck after getting cold?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a cold before fifteen days. When I was bathing, I felt a tiny enlargement on the left side of the neck. It was very tiny in the size of a half-sized pea. It was not visible and it is felt only when it is pressed. I got panic. So I visited the doctor and he told me that he does not fe...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhika Shukla

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After carefully reading your detailed history, it seems like an enlarged neck node. I would like to ask you a few questions to help you treat the condition better. Please mention whether you had a fever or an evening rise of temperature, loss of weight, and sore throat....  Read Full »

Why do I have runny nose with white mucus in the throat in summers?

Query: Hi, I am 18 years old. I have asthma from my childhood but as I grew it got less and now I have it sometimes only. But from 1 year specially in summers I am always a runny nose and white, salty mucus down to my throat. It gets into my airways too from which I feel a little irritation and it goes aw...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi I get to see you are worried about your weight loss.. As per your description, runny nose and mucus particularly during summers shows that you are allergic to dust which is more common in summer than winter. Need not worry about it. And yes, your weight loss has to be evaluated.. I would sugge...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some safety measures to avoid inflammation in the throat.

Query: I noticed some change in my throat as if my right tonsil was enlarged, but Im not sure. what coud it be? i dont have pain at all in throat, just a headache and ear pain  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi Thanks for briefing regarding the problem in concern. I had a detailed look at the picture you have sent. There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about. Tonsils represents the first line of defence for the body from the oropharyngeal side. Any inflammation indicates on going inflammat...  Read Full »

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