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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What could cause symptoms like tinnitus, small bursts of light and burning at the back of throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old healthy woman. I am diagnosed with anxiety disorder 10 years ago. For the past year, I have been experiencing crippling health anxiety. I have experienced a number of frightening symptoms, including brain zaps, weakness in legs, body twitching, dizziness, etc. Last ...  Read Full »

Dr. Upendra K Shah


Answer: Hi, Welcome to So the problem here is right ear tinnitus. Regarding this I need to know is there hearing difficulty in the right ear? What type of tinnitus, swishing, or continuous? How long it lasts? Is there any vertigo associated with tinnitus? Is there any discharge or fullness of...  Read Full »

Can gastric problem be the reason for my acute sore throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing acute sore throat for the last one month and now feeling pain also in the left side from centre of the throat. I am doing gargle with salt water and taken TUSQ D also but no good relief. In addition to this I am facing gastic problem and constipation also.  Read Full »

Dr. Pradeep Patidar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Only this syrup and gargling will not help you completely, it say some kind of throat infection maybe acute pharyngitis or tonsillitis and you need antibiotics for that otherwise this may progress. Are you allergic to any particular medicines, so that I will prescribe yo...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for mild cold with throat infection and swallowing difficulty?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a mild cold symptoms over three weeks ago. Because of this global pandemic I got stressed and started feeling chest pain and abdominal muscle pain, etc. I did not have a fever, like not a single day. So I know that chest pain can occur due to stress and anxiety and to make...  Read Full »

Dr. Peter Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most common symptoms of Covid-19 are fever, cough, and dyspnea. You mentioned you do not have fever, cough nor dyspnea so it is least likely you have Covid-19. Moreso, your lungs were clear. However, since we are in a pandemic, observation and self-quarantine is still ...  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

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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...  Read Full »

Please suggest natural remedy to subside inflammation in nose and throat.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few questions regarding inflammation anywhere in the nose or throat whether mild, moderate or severe. Does drinking a lot of water, gargling with salt water, taking tablespoons of honey each day, and getting a lot of sleep remove it fast and also prevent it in the first place...  Read Full »

Dr. Ds Bakshi

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to All the habits of water, honey, etc., are helpful. No doubt about it. One more thing if you can do is put almond oil (provided you are not allergic to almonds) 0.5 ml in each nostril for two to three days. It really works well. I personally vouch for it. You will sle...  Read Full »

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

Query: It has been 3 weeks that I am experiencing front neck pain. First 2 weeks it is just the right side that is painful and the pain is just manageable. On the third week (this week). The pain worsen that I have to take pain reliever. The entire front of my neck is painful and I can feel swollen lymp no...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: You need antibiotic. Please take amoxicillin clavulanic acid 625mg thrice daily with meals for 5 days. take chymoral forte tablet before meals thrice daily for 3 days do hot fomentation and steam inhalation take montelukast10 levocetrizine5 combination once daily in the evenings daily for 7 days ...  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 infe...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Is throat inflammation a symptom of HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I had severe throat inflammation and went to an ENT doctor. At that time, he was with a HIV patient who has sore throat and ulcers. He used a spoon like equipment to check the throat of the HIV patient. The spoon like equipment is contaminated. Unfortunately, the doctor used the same s...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Deshwal

General Medicine Physician, HIV AIDS Specialist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most of the doctors sterilize the equipment in a solution which is kept on their examination desk. You have not mentioned the time duration between exposure and the onset of symptoms, though HIV does not cause throat inflammation as a presenting symptom usually. Still you...  Read Full »

I am having shortness of breath with a feeling of paralysis of nasal passage. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past week I have been experiencing a “scratchy” feeling on just the left side of my throat right below my Adam’s Apple region. Now, it feels as though whatever it is has transformed into a feeling of paralysis from my voice box up to behind my left nasal pass...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you send me a picture of your throat (clear one). I want to see if your posterior pharyngeal wall or tonsils are infected. Are you a diabetic? What problem do you have in your nose? Is it like a nose block? Shortness of breath can be due to nose block as well. Do...  Read Full »

Why is there persistence of throat pain even after taking medication?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I have a throat infection with pain in swallowing which increases at night. I took Enzoflam two tablets per day for three days, but the pain still persists. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Surabhi Chopra

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The majority of throat infections are caused by viruses that cause the common cold and flu. Less often, sore throats are due to bacterial infections. Not all are viral or bacterial, other causes include an allergy to mold, pollen or other irritants or smoking cigaret...  Read Full »

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