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 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-headed a...  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 the e...  Read Full »

What is the painful swelling under my jaw?

Query: Hi doctor, A few months back I noticed that underside my jaw is swollen and painful, just one side (left). I did not have any symptoms. So, I thought its flu-related. But now it got worse, a bit painful, sore and can feel something inside like a lump that moves. I went to the doctor but they said l...  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be an inflamed submandibular, submental or jugulodigastric lymph node depending on the exact location. Since it is painful, it could be due to an infection of the oral cavity like the gums, tooth, tonsils, etc. Even an aphthous ulcer can lead to an inflamed lym...  Read Full »

How to get some relief from throat congestion and irritation?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from cough, irritation in throat and mild pain. I feel feverish, but do not have a real fever. Temperature variation is a problem where I live and I travel around 50 km daily by bus. I am also a smoker. During season change, I usually get into this trouble at least twice a y...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is again an episode of upper respiratory tract infection. The prescription would be the same. You try first Azithromycin once a day for five days. If it does not respond, then I suggest Amoxicillin. Along with this, I suggest Betadine gargles and syrup Alex (Dext...  Read Full »

My one year old son has been coughing for 3 days. Bromhexine and kofarest did not work. 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 »

My throat pain is persistent even after taking medicine. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor,For a throat infection, I took Azax 500 for three days, one tablet a day. Although there is an improvement, there is still a throat pain. Should I repeat the dose?  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send me pictures of your throat, so that I can suggest you better. Revert with more information to an ENT otolaryngologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/ENT-Otolaryngologist  Read Full »

What causes white patches on the throat along with a burning sensation?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old male. My symptoms are burning sensation on the throat, excess burping, frequent throat clearing, mucus coming to the throat, bitter taste, difficulty swallowing, and ear pain. My symptoms started four months ago. Now, I noticed a white patch on the back of my throat, and...  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Constant irritation in the throat with throat clearing and burning sensation can be due to two primary reasons as follow; There are allergic issues in the nose, wherein there is some irritative substance entering, and the nose initially produces a sneezing r...  Read Full »

Should I take antibiotics for postnasal drip and tickle cough?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been using a Levalbuterol nebulizer for a cough. I accidentally had some soap residue left in the nebulizer, and I used it for a minute before realizing this. Should I be very concerned?  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think you should be worried about, if it would have been in more concentration, your body would have reacted in the form of sneezing as a protective mechanism. You can continue nebulization, but be careful in future, if the cough does not subside in a week to ...  Read Full »

How to treat a prolonged fever in a 18-month-old child?

Query: Hello doctor, About five days ago, my 1 and half year old baby got a high fever, about 104 F. We rushed to the doctor. On examination, he said that the baby had a severe throat infection. He prescribed antibiotics and Paracetamol. Now it has been five days, and the fever is under control only when...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you are very concerned about your baby. Throat infection in children is one of the most common problems encountered. It resolves slowly sometimes, by seven to ten days even. So, it is nothing to worry about. Continue giving Paracetamol every sixth hou...  Read Full »

Does Penicillin intake cause the development of hives in Epstein-Barr virus infections?

Query: Hi doctor, I was taken into primary care last night and diagnosed with a septic throat and hives on my body. I was given a prescription for antibiotics and steroids. It has been 24 hours since I was checked, and my throat is better, but the hives on my body have spread and started to form hard lump...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajendran R. Nayar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you are suffering from fever, sore throat, hives, and blisters. You are currently on antibiotics, steroids, and anti-histamines. Persons with infection by the Epstein-Barr virus can result in rashes when they take Penicillin-containing medicatio...  Read Full »

My 28 days old daughter has been crying a lot since morning. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 28 days old daughter has been crying a lot since morning. Even when she sleeps, she gets up within half an hour crying. Her body temperature is 98.4 F. She does not have a cough or cold. I have a minor throat infection. Is it possible that she might have caught my throat infection...  Read Full »


Dr. Prachee Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear that your little one is not in good spirits today. A neonate can be upset for a variety of reasons ranging from tummy upset, colic, nose block, ear ache, tiredness, etc.  Since you are having a minor infection and she is waking frequently, there may be ...  Read Full »

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