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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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My mother has a fever and hoarseness of voice. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, This query is regarding my 60-year-old mother. She has fever and hoarseness of voice since three days. We did her CBC. Kindly suggest next steps.  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kanna

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since you have not mentioned anything about any other symptoms or other associated illnesses let me assume there is nothing like that for her. Here your mother's CBC (complete blood count) is fine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Nothing abnormal in tha...  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 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 »

I am having 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

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 y...  Read Full »

What is the white spot behind my lower molar with swelling and soreness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have just noticed a white spot embedded in my gum behind my lower back molar teeth. The area is a bit swollen and is a little sore. My throat is also a bit swollen and a little sore.  Read Full »

Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. I need to know if you have any cavity or carious tooth near that sore. If yes, it might be due to the infection of the tooth which is exudating via the gum. However, if no carious tooth is there, then...  Read Full »

Why do I have a painless lump in the back of my throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lump with pus in the back of my throat. I do not know what this is; there is no pain. Please advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I can understand your concern. I had a detailed look at the picture you sent (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). There is absolutely nothing for you to worry about. The lump, bump, or pus-filled area is a lymphoid follicle ...  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. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

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 inflammati...  Read Full »

I have nasal congestion and cough. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 49 year old male. I am suffering from nasal congestion and cough. I am taking only Levocetirizine for this. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your infection will be most probably a viral infection because of the season now. However, we can be sure of that only after a swab is taken and it is cultured to see if there grows any bacteria in it. I give you the following suggestions to take care of the pr...  Read Full »

After the flu, I started coughing up blood. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,Last month, I had the flu with a fever and cough. I saw a doctor who prescribed antibiotics because of a throat infection. After a week, I started coughing up blood in the morning. I had an X-ray, and the doctor told me I had pneumonia, even though I did not have a fever. I have been ta...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. Coughing up blood, also known as hemoptysis, can be a concerning symptom that may be observed in cases of pneumonia or as a result of excessive coughing. Pneumonia is an infection that can lead to lung inflammation, causing symptoms such as cou...  Read Full »

My son has had a cough for three days. Please help.

Query: Hi, My one year old son has been coughing for 3 days now. I spoke to his paediatrician. She asked me to give him bromhexine and kofarest. I tried both but it did not work. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. E. Venkata Ramana

Answer: Hi, Thank you for your query. For cough in a one year old child, the given medications by his paediatrician are sufficient. But before giving cough medication, I suggest you to take him for an examination by the doctor to look for any signs of throat infection and to examine his lungs to look for a...  Read Full »

I have a sore throat, which is not resolving. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I consulted a doctor for my sore throat. She said it was a sinus infection and prescribed Z-pak and steroids. I have taken all the medicines, but my throat still hurts. It has been like this for two weeks. I thought it as dry mouth and drank around 10 bottles of water a day. I have no oth...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, sinus infection can cause constant throat irritation due to post nasal drip formed by the sinus secretions. The constant drip can irritate and cause pain. Also, it can act as a source of throat infection. If indeed sinus infection is the cause for the throat proble...  Read Full »

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