Throat Pain

Significant causes of throat pain include influenza virus, bacterial infection, irritation caused by dry air, chemicals, cigarette smoke, acid reflux, sinusitis, laryngitis, allergies, after intubation, and post-operative causes. It is advisable to see the doctor if there is breathing and swallowing difficulty. Managing the underlying etiology is the recommended treatment.

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I have a sore throat that developed along with fever, chills, and headache, which are resolved now. What could be the reason for my throat pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I started feeling sick last week after getting drenched in cold rain. Afterward, I developed a sore throat, severe headache, chills, and fever. The symptoms lasted for four days. After that, however, all the symptoms went away except for the throat pain. It has been a week, and I still ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. You have an upper respiratory tract infection or pharyngitis, which can be managed swiftly. I suggest you to follow the instructions mentioned below, 1. Avoid cold food or water. 2. Do a lukewarm water gargle ...  Read Full »

Treatment for high fever and throat pain.

Query: Hi doctor,I am having a high fever of 103 degrees Fahrenheit, continuous sneezing and throat pain in the morning. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This seems to be a streptococcal throat infection with possible tonsillitis if you have difficulty swallowing as well. High-grade fever confirms a bacterial infection and hence, you have to be started on broad-spectrum antibiotics. I do suggest the following medicin...  Read Full »

I have suffered from throat pain, on-and-off fever, a tight stomach, and vomiting. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have suffered from throat pain, on-and-off fever, a tight stomach, and sometimes vomiting. Please recommend appropriate medications. Please help.Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Abhirami Subramaniam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Based on the limited information, let me suggest a few medications to give temporary relief. Throat pain could be due to the commencement of the cold, so I suggest you take warm water frequently. I need more details to diagnose, such as the onse...  Read Full »

I have numbness at the base of my tongue and a globus sensation in the throat. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have the following symptoms, numbness at the right side of the base of the tongue at the back, and a globus sensation at the right side back of the throat. Sometimes I get a sharp stabbing pain that comes and goes. Pain radiating to my right ear and surrounding the ear. This sensation...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the complaint carefully and watched all the files and pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Throat and tongue numbness is mainly a neurological complaint that needs a neurologist, not an ENT doctor. There are two main causes of r...  Read Full »

Does Augmentin or Azithromycin work better for throat infections?

Query: Hello doctor, Which drug works better for throat infection, Augmentin or Azithromycin?  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We usually do not care about throat infection when it is mild and then it gets worsened and causes undue discomfort. Regarding choice of appropriate antibiotic, it is very important to know your history. It includes previous use of recent antibiotic, presence of fever, ...  Read Full »

I have extreme pain in the back of my throat and jaw, a swallowing problem, and a tensed tissue around the wisdom tooth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 16-year-old female. The back of my throat hurts horribly, and I cannot swallow anything without feeling immense pain. My jaw is extremely sore as well. Whenever I try to open my mouth slightly wider it feels like my jaw is locking and I feel horrible pain. The throat tissue or m...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. At this age of 16 years, usually, the wisdom tooth is not developed completely. Still, if the pain is mainly located around the wisdom tooth then there might be an infection around it or another molar causing the sympt...  Read Full »

I have had my vocal cord polyp removed, but recently have been feeling a burning sensation in my throat, and I feel tired after talking for a few minutes. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been diagnosed with a vocal cord polyp and later got it removed two years back. But for the past few months, I have been feeling a burning sensation in my throat and feeling tired after talking for a few minutes. What should I do?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Do you have symptoms of acidity or reflux also like a burning sensation in the chest or frequent burps? Acid reflux may complicate the situation as it leads to Irritation and inflammation in vocal cords leading to ho...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing a runny nose, cough, and throat pain. Do I have an infection, or is it just a common cold?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I have had a runny nose for two days, and I even get a cough at night along with throat pain. I get relief after consuming hot beverages, but I start sneezing again after some time. Do I have an infection, or is it just a common cold? Please help me get rid of my issue...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. The symptoms you are experiencing are mostly due to a viral infection. I suggest you take the following medications and follow the instructions given below. Take a tablet of Azithromycin 500 mg twice daily for th...  Read Full »

Infection in left ear follwed by pain in right ear.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 5 years old. Last month, we noticed that she had pain in her right ear and the thing continued for three to four days. On 5th, we noticed lots of wax in her right ear. It seemed to be pus. So, we took her to an ear specialist. After diagnosis, the doctor told us that he...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Ear infections in children are very common. Children have a straight and wide eustachian tube that helps throat microbes to reach the ear easily and cause infection. So whenever she has a chest infection or throat pain or cold or flu, there are chances that her ears wi...  Read Full »

I have ear pain with mild hearing loss and throat pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my left ear with mild hearing loss. Sometimes I feel some sort of blocking sensation. Since two days, throat is also paining.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With the details, you have given I understand that you have a throat infection for the past two days and you also have left earache and ear block. Also mild hearing loss on that side. This is most probably a resultant of the throat infection. There is a tube called e...  Read Full »

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