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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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I have an irritated throat and no allergy. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have irritated throat for almost two years. Sometimes hoarse voice refers to the ear and chest. Along with that postnasal drip, LPR was diagnosed. I have tested negative for Streptococcus pyogenes and allergies.  Read Full »


Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Thanks for briefing me regarding the problem of concern. The most common reason for having these symptoms can definitely be a feature of chronic silent GERD with LPR (gastroesophageal reflux with laryngopharyngeal reflux). Even though you might be asymptomatic or hav...  Read Full »

Throat mucus, headaches, and breathing trouble. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had sticky mucus in my throat or sinus for over two years. And now, I have headaches and breathing problems all the time. Also, my nose is always dry. However, I underwent septoplasty last year. What to do? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Bindia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. You have got sinusitis. You need to get an X-ray and CT (computed tomography) scan of the sinuses. Kindly follow up after five days with the X-ray PNS (paranasal sinus) and CT scan report.  Read Full »

Which infection causes sore throat, white patches, and excess mucus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sore throat, white patches, excess mucus (postnasal drip), and small red bumps on my tongue. What kind of infection is this?  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like you have a bacterial throat infection and the red spots on the tongue are due to inflamed tongue papillae. For confirmation, consult an otolaryngologist and get a thorough clinical eva...  Read Full »

I got a heavy cold last month and developed some problems with my throat. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I got a heavy cold last month, and since then, I have developed some problems with my throat.I consulted an ENT specialist who detected pharyngitis. Medicine is going on. But the throat problems are still existing. The problems are: 1. There is a jam in the throat. 2. Difficulty swallo...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. We need a laryngoscopy to rule out any lump or growth inside the throat. Most often, it will just be a manifestation of reflux. Finish the current course of antibiotics and then start on a proton pump inhibitor tablet to be taken twice daily bef...  Read Full »

Why do I have pimples on the back of my tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. A month ago, I noticed few small pimples at the back of my tongue and I thought that they will get alright on their own. But, they have been there for almost a month. And, I have halitosis too. I often have a sore throat as well, but it is not severe.  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The bump can be due to a number of causes like oral infections, acid reflux, throat infections, or a post nasal drip. Halitosis or bad breath can occur due to poor oral hygiene, oral and dental infections, post nasal drip, sinusitis, acid reflux, respiratory infectio...  Read Full »

I am worried as I have been having continuous throat irritation along with excess salivation and also experiencing excess sweating. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a young male of 24 years with no medical history. I am having continuous throat irritation for three years but for six months the issue has gotten worse with excess salivation. There is a continuous mucus stuck in my throat, and that feeling is getting worse. I also have a partial ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sweating in the underarms and back can be without a cause or due to hormonal changes. You need to do the following: Use an aluminum chloride talc or solution. Dip your hands in cold water for 15 minutes twice daily for a month. Avoid spicy food and alcohol. You...  Read Full »

What is causing me sore throat, painful ears, shortness of breath and exhaustion?

Query: Hi doctor,There is something weird going on with my mouth for a few days. The back of my mouth is kind of yellow and it looks strange. My throat feels like there has been a golf ball stuck in it and it is very sore. It is also making my ears hurt. I have also been very exhausted, feeling light-heade...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and I will surely help you out. I have also seen the picture you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You are suffering from tonsillitis. This is the reason for sore throat and itchiness. The pain in ...  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 I had a wasp bite on my sole, and for 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, p...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

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 »

Swelling in throat with tonsils is concerning during this Covid-19 outbreak. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I am having some problem in my throat and I think those are tonsils as I am not having any pain or difficulty. But whenever I am looking into my mouth I feel something around tonsils. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Shah Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern over the swelling in your throat that you observed recently in this period of Covid-19 outbreak. I checked the image and I can definitely see some swelling there. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have a few questions f...  Read Full »

After medications, my sore throat and cough subsided with little fever. Is it Covid-19?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from coughing, throat infection from last week. At that time fever did not persist and also did not felt any chest pain. Two days later, I consulted with a doctor. He prescribed Cavidur 625, Montek LC, Ambrolite syrup and Betaline gargle solution. Since then throat infec...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. In my opinion, you should get done a chest x-ray and CBC (complete blood count). If both these are normal then no need to worry much. I hope this helps.  Read Full »

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