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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What could be the reason for throat itch and cough with no fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having itching in throat and little cough for more than two weeks and cold. No fever, no body pain. My BP and sugar are normal. I am taking Cetirizine and Calvam 625 with little improvement.  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any postnasal drip or cold? Do you have any acid reflux, stomach ache, or sour eructations? Is there any cervical lymph node? Do you smoke? Can you attach a picture of your throat?  Read Full »

The closed feel in my throat with mere swallowing saliva gives me a choking feeling. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had this issue for two to three months now and my symptoms are changing. It started with my throat feeling like it was closing every now and again and between my ears and jaw was sore for weeks. My tongue feels swollen and irritated all the time with little red dots around the ed...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having read through your symptoms I think, if any of doctors could not find any particular cause it might be what we call as burning mouth syndrome with globus sensation. It may be due to certain local conditions like ill fitting dentures, jagged sharp or carious tee...  Read Full »

I have white scaly patches in the back of my throat. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a weird lesion that I just noticed in the back of my throat a few days ago. For the last couple of months, my throat has felt slightly strained after the normal conversation. I currently take Lisinopril, HCTZ, and Amlodipine for hypertension. My PCP prescribed a Z-pack and refe...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The normal pharyngeal mucosa at times has a granular appearance. In addition, it may be present in acute granular pharyngitis. This is nothing sinister. Z-pack with adequate analgesia if you have pain, plenty of fluids and warm saline gargles or Chlorhexidine should ...  Read Full »

There is something stuck in my throat that causes vomiting. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel something in the back of my throat making me puke. It has been two days and the doctor says it is just irritated from my vomiting the previous day but it feels like a hair is there and I feel it moves sometimes. It sits there. I know it is there but I cannot handle it, then it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Throat is highly sensitive and anything causing irritation can be annoying. Foreign body sensations in throat may be subjective or there can be some pathology causing it. Inflammation of structures in throat like uvula, tonsils or posterior pharyngeal wall can cause fo...  Read Full »

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