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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Please suggest permanent solution for mucus in throat increasing during cold climate.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old male. I am having mucus collected in my throat region for almost two weeks now. As long as I remember, maybe for 10 years or so, I have been suffering from this condition which some have called bronchitis, dust allergy, etc. Any change in weather, any perception of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After going through your query, it seems you are suffering from allergic bronchitis. Usually, this condition is precipitated only if you are exposed to particular allergens called triggers. Also, environmental pollution makes the situation worse. As you said, it is v...  Read Full »

What can attribute to the taste of blood in mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, When I wake up every morning, I feel the taste of blood in my mouth. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please check your mouth by looking into the mirror while brushing your teeth to know any bleeding sites in your mouth and throat. Mild bleeding might occur if you have gum disease due to infection or a vitamin deficiency. Please consult a dentist to get clinically evaluat...  Read Full »

I have a sore throat, ear pain, itching, and irritation. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I only started having a sore throat when I swallowed on one side about 15 days ago. While the pain has reduced significantly, it has become irritated and itchy. I also started to have intermittent ear pain and itching on the same side. What could be the cause? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through your symptoms. At present, many viral infections are spreading throughout India. That could be a subclinical infection affecting your throat, for which there will be an inflammation of lymph nodes located beneath your e...  Read Full »

I had a massage with a hand job 18 days back. Can symptoms of a cold indicate HIV even after being tested negative?

Query: Hello doctor, I have read some of the replies on the non-transmission of STI or HIV by massage and hand job. Still, I want to discuss my query with you. About 18 days back I went for a normal massage, but somehow it finished with a quick hand job. This is the only exposure I had and no other physica...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. You are the first person with such complaints and who would go for a test even. Winter is not finished in a lot of places, so such complaints are very common after massage. Reading online can give a lot of confusion and no solution will be g...  Read Full »

I have slight pain while swallowing saliva, coughing, and throat irritation with blood in phlegm. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a slight pain when I swallowed my saliva or when I yawn for the last 10 to 12 days. I had my daughters anti-allergic syrup before going to bed. I had a good sleep, but in the middle of the night, around 3 AM, I had a irritation, and I kept coughing for around five minutes. I sipp...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can have an acute pharyngitis-like infective condition. A tinge of blood in the sputum can appear in pharyngitis or bronchitis cases. I suggest you get the following investigations done an auscultation examination, CBC (complete blood count), and ASO (Antistrepto...  Read Full »

I have had a persistent cough with irritation in the throat. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a persistent cough for more than two weeks. Also, I have irritation in the back of my throat, which worsens at night. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhananjay Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Your history shows you are suffering from a 'Post-nasal drip.' Post-nasal drip (PND) is the drainage of secretion from the nose or paranasal sinuses into the pharynx. That is probably why you feel the 'tickle' in your throat. The mech...  Read Full »

What is the cause of the pill-stuck sensation in my throat?

Query: Hi doctor, For about five days now, I have this sensation of a pill stuck in the throat right below Adam's apple. There is no pain at all. It is not there in the morning but will show up throughout the day. I can eat and swallow without any¬†problem, and it seems to go away when I eat. It is not qui...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The foreign body sensation in your throat is basically due to acid reflux. It is irritating the throat as acid raises high up to cause stickiness.Along with all the medicines you are taking, I would add few lifestyle measures. Avoid a sedentary lifestyle and at least move...  Read Full »

My friend accidentally tasted Henna and developed sticky throat and dark vision with cough. Is it very concerning?

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 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 »

I have an acid reflux issue with a burning sensation in my throat while burping. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I feel like something is stuck in the right side of my throat, and it is a little swollen. I have an acid reflux issue. Sometimes I feel a burning sensation in my throat while burping. Please suggest some preventive measures for my throat for this acid reflux. Due to a lump feel, I feel...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. For how long have you had this symptom? 2. Do you have any pain while swallowing or coughing? 3. Is there any mucus coming from the throat? 4. Is any mucus dripping from the back of the nose into the throat? 5. Do you have any swelling seen from outside in the ne...  Read Full »

I have had several skin issues, nose and throat irritation along with choking during cough. Will it be due to a 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 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 »

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