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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 severe throat pain while swallowing with flu-like symptoms. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from intense and constant throat pain, most especially when I swallow. I have other mild symptoms, like cough, stuffy or runny nose, fatigue, and body aches, but they are nothing in comparison to my throat pain. It has been nearly six days with this illness, and I cannot...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on your symptoms and negative test results for flu and strep, you may be experiencing pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat) caused by a viral infection. Viral pharyngitis typically resolves on its own within one to two weeks, and antibiotics are not effectiv...  Read Full »

What is the cause for mucus, throat pain, and chest pain even after taking antibiotics?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend had mucus, throat pain, shortness of breath, tiredness, chest pain, and a build-up of snot. She had two doses of antibiotics for a chest infection. Done a chest x-ray, it was clear and normal. She was asked to take antihistamines to stop mucus from the back of the throat...  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your history, it is evident that she has picked up an allergy, which is constantly leading her to develop mucus, and hence, her entire chest is getting congested. Ideally, there is only one thing you can do, and that is to change her atmosphere so that she is no...  Read Full »

Why do I have throat pain even after taking medicines for acute pharyngitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from acute pharyngitis for the past five years. I used the following medicines in these two weeks. Tablet Paracetamol, CPmaleate 4 mg, Clarithromycin 250 mg, Diclofenac sodium, Voveran, Cetrizine, and Cefuroxime sodium 250 mg. But still, I am suffering from throat pain ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mishra Pransunchandra Akhileshchandra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through all your prescriptions. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The antibiotics that you have taken are broad-spectrum (strong), and if it was bacterial you should have improved. The reason for your condition I feel is viral and reflux associat...  Read Full »

What are the factors contributing to my tonsillitis?

Query: Hello doctor, My tonsils, throat, and uvula are all inflamed. The space behind the tonsils is extremely restricted. What should I do, and how risky is this? Tonsillitis is a chronic disease that I suffer from. Previously, my throat was merely painful and my tonsils were enlarged. My throat does not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. If you have chronic tonsillitis, it is possible that the inflammation in your throat, tonsils, and uvula could lead to complications such as: Abscess: Inflammation and infection can sometimes lead to the formation of an abscess (a pocket of...  Read Full »

I suffer from throat pain despite taking antibiotics. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had throat pain for a long time, for which I take antibiotics. It subsides and reoccurs once I stop the medications. I take proper care and try to keep myself warm, but it does not help. I am not even able to speak when I wake up in the morning. Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Throat pain that persists for a long time and comes back after taking antibiotics could be a sign of chronic throat inflammation, also known as chronic pharyngitis. Chronic pharyngitis can be caused by a variety of factors, such as bact...  Read Full »

Why is my throat swollen, making it hard to swallow?

Query: Hi doctor, I have swelling on one side of the throat. It hurts to swallow and I get chills and sometimes hot flashes. My body aches. I am a 19-year-old female.   Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As it is associated with hot flashes, and body aches, it seems to be due to an acute viral infection. My advice is to: Drink plenty of fluids to keep hydrated. Rest more. Gargle with warm water and salt. Use oral antiseptic containing Propolis. Take Paracetamol...  Read Full »

What can be done for uncomfortable sensation in the throat?

Query: Hello doctor, My dad is suffering from throat infection from the past four months. He is telling that there is no pain. But, there is a sensation which makes him feel uncomfortable. He went to many doctors but everyone said it is due to gastric. But, last week he had done a GI endoscopy and the RUT ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Acid reflux can lead to chronic cough and throat pain. So, acid reflux should be treated with an antacid like Rabeprazole. Avoid excess spicy foods. The head can be elevated while sleeping. Provide your report to comment further regarding endoscopy results.   Read Full »

I have a cough and throat pain despite taking medicines. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from a severe cough and throat pain for the last four months. The pain has been occurring in the last few days. Previously, I took tablet Azithromycin for six days, which provided some relief, but the symptoms recurred. Subsequently, the doctor prescribed the table...  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Pratik Pramod

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. Recurrent upper respiratory tract infections suggest that we should look into factors that may have been overlooked. Are you diabetic? Do you consume alcohol or use tobacco? Any other habits to consider? Not maintaining good oral hygiene can al...  Read Full »

My daughter is having a runny nose, throat irritation, and mild fever after recovering from fever last week. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter recently recovered from a viral infection this month. It was a seven-day fever. She was at home and was completely fine. She went to school last week; she started complaining about throat pain, and by evening, she started getting a runny nose and mild temperature fluctuati...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome I read your query and can understand your concern. The symptoms experienced by the child are suggestive of a new infection, possibly because of the low immunity due to the previous prolonged infection. Please check the child with a thermometer. If the temperature is 10...  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.  Read Full »

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