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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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 »

What could be the cause for a throat infection with bloody mucus from the nose?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a throat infection about three weeks back. I got medication for that, and it got cured. But still, I have some cough, and sometimes while blowing my nose, some blood is coming with mucus from the nose, mainly from one side of the nose.  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Jauhari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from upper respiratory tract infection. Kindly let me know the following: 1. Do you have a fever at present? 2. Do you have a dry cough or cough with sputum? 3. Is there any headache or nausea? Please answer these questions so that I may send you ...  Read Full »

What is the white stuff on my tonsils?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old female, and I thought I had strep throat. I went to the doctor to get a rapid strep test, but it came back negative. I then got a throat culture done, which I have not received. I have white furry looking stuff behind my tonsils. My throat was sore for three days, and m...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a short history of sore throat and muscle pain, and your images show exudative pharyngitis. The most common reason is a viral infection, which will explain the sore throat...  Read Full »

Please confirm the diagnosis and suggest medicine for typhoid?

Query: Hi doctor, I am writing this for my close relative. A local doctor diagnosed her with typhoid. She also has a throat infection. I am attaching herewith the reports for your reference. Please confirm and advise the medicine for the same.  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The first report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you have provided is a complete blood count, and that does not say anything about typhoid. However, the second report shows the Widal test results, which confirms the presence of active Salmonella ty...  Read Full »

Why is no antibiotic effective for my throat infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had an inflamed, dry, and red throat, tender neck glands, and white film on the tongue, for about six weeks. I took 500 mg of Azithromycin, but it does not work. I have then prescribed two doses of Diflucan (200 mg each, I believe), and Nystatin swish and swallow neither worked fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If an antibiotic is not effective in tablet form, you should take it in an injection form. And one more thing with antibiotics there should be an antacid to digest them quickly and to protect from acidity or stomach discomfort. Along with antibiotics, which helped you r...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my mild sore throat?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you advise on if the back of my throat is normal or has any infection? I have a mild sore throat for the past 24 hours. I am currently on Avamys, Cefuroxime, Allegra D, and Sinus rinse.  Read Full »


Dr. Laxmi Narasimha G Yadav

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is appears as a swelling on the posterior wall of your throat. Do you have any trauma while brushing? Or any other type? Do you have any cervical neck pain? Do you any acidity problem? Di...  Read Full »

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