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 had a sore throat on one side for four weeks. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a sore throat on one side for the past four weeks, with no improvement, and referred ear pain, painful glands, painful swallowing, and when muscles contract by the larynx. The pain comes and goes at times during the day, and it is more painful when the throat is dry. Glands are...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay B K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I will try and help you out. Please provide me with some information to help you better. As you say, you are having throat pain only on one side. Could you send me a pic of your throat with your tongue? It might be tonsillitis. Does it pric...  Read Full »

I have severe eye pain with fever, throat pain and dry mouth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from fever since last three days. I got Lanol ER 650 mg tablet three times for fever, and Rantac medicine two times as an antibiotic. I am not getting any better with this. My throat has some pain and my mouth is going dry even if I drink water, and yesterday my eyes st...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are using a Paracetamol tablet to decrease fever and inflammation. You are also using Rantac that is antacid and not an antibiotic. Your symptoms are suggestive of viral pharyngitis most likely. I suggest you take Levocetirizine 5 mg OD for five days to relieve cong...  Read Full »

The left side of my throat hurts on and off throughout the day when I swallow. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,Four or five days ago, I was doing well but, when I woke up and swallowed, the left side of my throat has been bothering me ever since. I do not have any other symptoms, but it just hurts a bit when I swallow, then it would go away. When I wake up, it does not hurt, but it comes back throu...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. From your symptoms listed above, it seems to be pharyngitis. Pharyngitis is inflammation of the pharynx. It can be caused due to allergy, infection, and laryngopharyngeal reflux.I would suggest:1)Tablet levocetirizine 5 mg orally at night for s...  Read Full »

I have throat pain and runny nose after eating ice cream. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I ate an ice cream yesterday and since then my throat is paining. I do not have a fever but I have a runny nose.   Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query. Sorry for such discomfort. You have upper respiratory tract symptoms like a runny nose, sore throat. Watch out for other symptoms like headache, body ache, fever, dry or wet cough, etc. I hope you would have taken 2 doses of the COVID vaccine by...  Read Full »

My throat feels sore and my tonsil seems slightly larger on the left side. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a slight sore throat on the left side, my tonsil on that side seems slightly larger, it looks like tonsillitis, and I also have some teardrop-shaped swellings on the arch in front of the tonsil. I do have sore mouth regularly due to hypothyroidism. I am most concerned about the bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Fazil Shajahan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, do not worry, it is a minor condition of tonsils. It can be tonsilloliths or just crypts filled with debris. If the pain increases, I suggest antibiotics like tablet Amoxiclav 625 mg (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) twice daily. Kindly maintain you...  Read Full »

I have throat pain. What do I do?

Query: Hi, My age is 29 years. Yesterday I drank ice cold water in the afternoon. Since today morning I am feeling pain in the throat, body pain and laziness. Please suggest medicine for the same.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Start tablet Azithromycin 500mg once a day for three days after meals. Take tablet Paracetamol 500mg thrice daily for the pain relief. Drink plenty of water.Drink warm liquids. Gargle with warm salt water twice a day.Avoid cold, sour, junk, fried, oily, fatty foods a...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from throat pain, headache, and weakness, sickness since last 2 days.

Query: Dear Doctor, I have been suffering from throat pain, headache, weakness and sickness since last 2 days. Age-21 years/ female. Give me advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Sini P

Answer: Hi,From your query, I understood that you have simple viral infection causing the Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI). So you have to take tablet Febrex plus three times in a day for 3 days. Use saline gargling for throat pain. Use steam inhalation if there is any nasal block. Better to take ...  Read Full »

My throat pain is persistent even after taking medicine. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor,For a throat infection, I took Azax 500 for three days, one tablet a day. Although there is an improvement, there is still a throat pain. Should I repeat the dose?  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please send me pictures of your throat, so that I can suggest you better. Revert with more information to an ENT otolaryngologist online -->  Read Full »

I have discomfort in the throat while eating. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, Last week I traveled with my cousin. He had a mild fever and cold. We traveled for nine to ten hours in the car, and we were together for a week. After reaching the destination, I ate lots of fish for two to three days, and we had a party so I had some drinks and then I slept off. After ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. I had gone through the attachments (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It appears you are having some dental issues. The attached picture shows a retromolar ulcer on the left side of the low...  Read Full »

I have a painful throat and tongue condition, which do not resolve with a salt water rinse. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a painful throat and tongue condition called thrush. I tried with a saltwater rinse. It is also present in the back of my throat. I had this many years ago, and I recognize its symptoms. I am embarrassed about it and hope to cure it without delay. A few weeks of tablets Fluconazol...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query. I am sorry for such discomfort you are having. You already know the diagnosis that it is oropharyngeal candidiasis. Symptoms consist of: • White patches on the inner cheeks, tongue, throat. • Loss of taste. • ...  Read Full »

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