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
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?

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?

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?

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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