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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Why does the throat hurt from smoking cigarettes?

Query: Hello doctor, Why does my throat hurt after smoking cigarettes for the first time?  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinic.com. Since your throat is not used to the smoke, which contains a large number of chemicals, it got injured and started to pain. Chronic smokers will not experience pain due to a permanent change in the cells of the throat, which resist smoke-induced injury. Your throat wil...  Read Full »

I have throat infection and inner ear problem. Can I fly?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a metal taste in the mouth, hoarse voice, and scratchy throat. I am not on any medicines or vitamin supplements. I have not changed my diet in any way, and my dental hygiene is very good. I am allergic to Aspirin and have no health issues at all.I also have two inner ear con...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Though the history you have given is insufficient to come to any conclusion about the possible causes, I will give information about the common conditions which can have such symptoms. The most common cause for scratchy throat with hoarse voice is routine throat inf...  Read Full »

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