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Throat Irritation

Throat irritation or sore throat can be due to tonsillitis, common cold, pharyngitis, local irritant, smoke, COVID-19 infection, allergies, GERD, strain due to yelling, etc. Apart from the virus most common bacteria causing sore throat is Streptococcus. Symptoms include dysphagia, scratchiness, hoarseness of voice, pain while opening the mouth, etc. Antimicrobial treatment, along with gargle, can help relieve the condition.

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I have a dry cough despite taking antibiotics. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 29 year old male. Since the last 45 days, I have been suffering from episodes of dry cough. 10 days back, I had a 102-degree fever for three days for which the doctor prescribed Paracetamol and a five-day course of antibiotics. The fever improved, but not the cough. I went ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. You possibly have had a viral infection of the respiratory tract and cough can persist for three weeks after the fever subsides. The white patches usually occur in smokers and are due to persistent inflammation of the throat due to smoking. �...  Read Full »

I have a tickly dry cough and nasal congestion. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a tickly dry cough since yesterday and some nasal congestion. Please suggest me a suitable medicine as I have to go for a vacation.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is likely a viral infection of the throat and nose. At present, you should have betadine gargles four times a day and tablet Allegra (Fexofenadine) 120 mg once a day for three to four days for nasal congestion. For cough, you can have syrup Alex (Chlorpheniramine,...  Read Full »

Why do I feel like something is stuck in my throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel as if there is something stuck or moving in my throat around the back of the mouth to the Adam's apple. It has been bothering me for a few days. There is no pain associated with it, just the feeling as if something is moving up and down my throat. It goes down if I swallow, and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumar Ashutosh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A foreign body sensation or a feeling of something stuck in the throat is a very common complaint. There are so many causes like acid reflux, pharyngitis and allergic rhinitis that could cause the feeling. I suggest: 1. You take tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg on an empty st...  Read Full »

I feel that something is stuck in my throat after eating. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,After I ate something, I am getting a feeling (maybe real) that something is stuck in my throat. I drank a lot of water, but it is still there. Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Surabhi Chopra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1) Generally, small pieces of food stuck in the throat will dissolve on their own by being exposed to saliva from mouth. You can wait for this to happen if the symptom is not troublesome. Chewing gums or lozenges increase salivary production. 2) Since the symptom is p...  Read Full »

Throat irritation with phlegm is not improving with medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a few inquiries about my current situation. I was suffering from this white phlegm in my throat for six months that bothers me, especially when sleeping. I consulted an ENT online who said that I was suffering from laryngopharyngeal reflux, and she prescribed me antacids and PPI...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the detailed history and attaching pictures (attachment removed to protect identity). As you mentioned, the previous doctor said it could be reflux. This can be true, but such a prolonged duration and still not healing suspect oral infection, which is mos...  Read Full »

What could cause chest burning and throat irritation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. I have had a mild burning sensation in the middle of the chest for the past few days and along with slight irritation in my throat. I also sometimes feel bloated and have slightly more than normal amount of burps. I have no cough or fever (checking temperature...  Read Full »


Dr. Peter Bryant Rapsing Grutas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your history and symptoms you may be having gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). If the acid goes up to the throat area, it might cause thick mucus. In this case, this is classified as laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPR). You would need to take a dif...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a running low fever of 99.2 degrees Celsius for two months. CBC and ESR are normal. Bilirubin was slightly high. Creatinine was somewhat elevated—CT scan of chest, abdomen, and pelvis normal. ANA test was negative. EBV DNA PCR positive (detected). No swollen lymph nodes are pr...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuradha Natarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. Have you started the medicines? Yes, infectious mononucleosis can last for two months. Please get yourself tested for tuberculosis with a QuantiFERON Gold test as soon as possible.I hope this information will help you. Thanks.  Read Full »

My friend consumed henna accidentally. Is it a problem?

Query: Hello doctor, A friend of mine accidentally tasted a little henna. She experienced a little sticky throat, and her vision seemed a little darker than normal, although not too much. At the moment, she is coughing. Is it a big issue? What should she do? Kindly advise. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sidharth. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A small amount of henna, if consumed, will be easily detoxified by our body, especially by the liver, and exclusively excreted through the kidneys. But if the person has any other disease manifestation like liver disease or kidney disease, it can lead to more problem...  Read Full »

Skin issue and throat irritation. Is it parasitic infection?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had several skin issues (itching and rashes) for almost three years. Last year my nose and throat became extremely irritated, and I am constantly spitting stuff out. However, it has been almost unbearable in the past week. I feel like I am choking on the stuff that comes up when I c...  Read Full »


Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your case history and attached pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) you have forwarded. 1) Your clinical presentation favors skin issues leading to dryness and inflammation of the skin (dermatitis), sometimes having superadded...  Read Full »

What can be done to heal the prolonged throat infection associated with the breathing difficulty I have?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42 year old male. I had a seizure episode about 15 years ago and skin tuberculosis, for which I was hospitalized and treated. I was not on any kind of medications until a year later. But during that period, I was unable to concentrate on my sales job. I could not speak fluently ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rathee Rahul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I can understand your concern. Here are the facts and the solution for your queries: Firstly, you seem to be taking too many medicines since too long, which is not a good thing because every medicine has its side effects. You are suffering from allergic bronchi...  Read Full »

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