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 took a chest X-ray while having a cold. Will it affect my result?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a chest x-ray for medical examination. The doctor asked me to take the x-ray twice. These days, I am suffering from cold and throat pain. Will it affect my result? Earlier I had some allergy, but nowadays I did not have that problem. Is it a serious problem to consider? Please guid...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is an opaque small mass that could be just a normal blood vessel or an abscess or a cystic mass. But in order to confirm, you need an MRI scan of your chest. The cold and throat pain are not the cause of these opacities. For further information consult an internal ...  Read Full »

How to manage my mother's chronic throat pain?

Query: ‏Hi doctor, My mother is suffering from severe pain in the throat since the past six months. We have been to a lot of physicians, and most of them seem to think it is a sore throat. But, the sore throat medications are not helping. One doctor suggested that the throat pain has got something to do ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your mother seems to suffer from reflux laryngitis. Like the doctor said, it is the inflammation due to excessive production of acid by acid cells in the pharynx, which causes the acid to reflux into the larynx and cause chronic throat irritation. It produces a foreig...  Read Full »

Will gastroesophageal reflux disease with laryngopharyngeal reflux cause throat dryness?

Query: Hi doctor, My throat is so dry, and it is very painful to swallow. I saw an ENT, and he looked and said my voice box was incredibly dry. But there is nothing he can do. This has been going on for days now. Probably a week or two. I have been on several antibiotics. And I just stopped today, in case...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please give me a few minutes to answer your query.   Read Full »

Who are indicated for a COVID-19 test?

Query: Hi doctor, I have throat pain for the last two days. My body temperature is 37.2 degrees, and my SpO2 is 97 to 98 percent. Should I take a COVID-19 test? I am taking the medicine Amoxicillin for throat pain. It is much better, but my temperature is 37.2 degrees. Is it a fever or not? Please let me ...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, you must get the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) test done. You can either get the rapid antigen test or the RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) done. Until the reports come, I suggest the following, 1. Tablet containing a combination of A...  Read Full »

When does cytokine storm occur?

Query: Hi doctor, Before a week, I started feeling bad with dry cough and fever. I had these symptoms for three days. After that, my dry cough became a productive cough. My fever got disappeared. Instead of it, I lost my smell and I developed a tiny pain in my throat. During this period, I took antibiot...  Read Full »

Dr. Afifa Nighat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is a possibility for you to have COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) as you had some typical symptoms such as fever and loss of smell initially. As a week passed already, you have entered into a comparatively safer zone. It means that th...  Read Full »

Do cold drinks cause throat pain or infection?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday, I drank a cold drink and started to have throat pain after it. Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have acute pharyngitis with tonsillitis. This is a very common entity to occur and it is treatable. You can take a tablet containing a combination of Amoxicillin 500 mg with Potassium clavulanate 125 mg one tablet three times a day for five days. This is an anti...  Read Full »

What can cause overly oily skin, burning lips, a painful throat, and thrush?

Query: Hi doctor,Does low blood levels or high blood levels cause oily skin, burning lips, painful throat, and thrush? I am having these symptoms for three months. I am going to do a blood test this week and what are the levels to be tested?   Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are multiple factors responsible for having these symptoms. I suggest you do these tests mentioned below. You need to do a complete blood count, Hba1c (hemoglobin a1c), serum electrolytes, liver function tests, kidney function tests, urine routine, viral marke...  Read Full »

Why do I keep getting infected tonsils?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had recurrent tonsillitis for a few years. Now I have developed tonsil stones on my left tonsil quite badly, and every couple of days, if I cough too hard, the tonsil stone will dislodge and come out. My tonsils are quite big as well and sit on the back of my tongue and make me ga...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please take a picture of the back of your throat with an open mouth and send it to me.  Read Full »

Please help me get rid of sore throat, tonsil pain, and postnasal drip.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 47-year-old male suffering from acute sore throat, swelling, and ear heaviness for three weeks. In the first week, I took Cefixime for six days. Then I took Pulmocef 500 mg with Winolap and Dolonex for seven days. This week, I have a sore throat, tonsil pain, swelling in the throat,...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether the throat pain is severe or tolerable. Please mention whether you have a fever, muscle pain, and weakness along with it. Please mention whether you feel better after taking a different course of antibiotics or do you feel the same. Please men...  Read Full »

How to cure a throat pain that gets better with antibiotics and then comes back?

Query: Hi doctor,I have throat pain in my right side for a month. After taking antibiotics, it subsides. When I stop taking it, it starts again. The doctor told me it as pharyngeal wall congestion. How can I cure it?  Read Full »

Dr. Pruthvi Raju Uppalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your condition. You have recurrent pain due to chronic tonsilitis or pharyngitis, chronic gastritis, and persistent nasal discharge. Taking antibiotics helps a lot. Start taking medication to resolve it and have some lifestyle changes. You can take tablet A...  Read Full »

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