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Q. I am having throat pain, cough and cold. What could be the reason?

Answered by
Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda
and medically reviewed by Dr. Hemalatha
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 30, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have sent a picture of my tonsils and back of the throat. Does it look normal? The red circled area concerns me a lot. Kindly advise.

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Otolaryngology (E.N.T)
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

The red patch seems to be slightly inflamed. Do you feel throat pain with or without swallowing? Do you have a fever?


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Thank you doctor,

I have slight throat pain, and I have a little cough, sore throat, and cold.

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Otolaryngology (E.N.T)
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It is mostly a bacterial throat infection that follows the cold that you had.

I can prescribe medications for you, but first tell me do you have any allergy for any medications?

Do you have any chronic disease?

Are you using any medications regularly?


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Thank you doctor,

I do not have any allergies or chronic diseases and not using any medication. So it definitely does not look like anything serious? Can I attach another picture just so you can see rest of the throat and tonsils whether they look normal.

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Otolaryngology (E.N.T)
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It is helpful to send a new picture for the whole throat. Do you smoke cigarettes daily or drink alcoholic?


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Thank you doctor,

I smoke cigarettes daily, but I do not drink. I have a little reflux, but not much.

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Otolaryngology (E.N.T)
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

There is not any thing serious let us deal with this firstly as a result of the reflux, smoking, and cold.Stop smoking, or at least do not smoke more than five cigarettes daily.Avoid spicy and icy foods. Drink warm fluids. Use anti-acid medication such as Omeprazole once daily before breakfast.Continue the previous lifestyle for three days then evaluate yourself. If the throat pain persists, you can add antibiotic Augmentin 1 gm (Amoxycillin and Clavulanate potassium) twice daily for a week. Also, you have to have some rest and sleep well at night.


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