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 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Why am I experiencing weight loss, stomach burn, and throat pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel nausea and painful throat. It is paining inside the throat and some coffee color blood came out from the throat while spitting. I am experiencing unexpected weight loss for the last four months. I also have nausea, chest pain and stomach burning. I had an endoscope and a blood test...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and attached files (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears that you are suffering from erosive gastritis. This in turn leads to gastroesophageal reflux disease. I suggest you antacid with PPI (proton-pump inhibitors). Co...  Read Full »

My friend has a throat infection.I was along with him while he had the infection.Could I have a throat infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 15 years old and my friend has a throat infection. I was along with him while he had the infection and now the roof of my mouth and throat is kind of sore. It feels like there is mucus stuck there and I have a weird taste in my mouth. Could I have a throat infection? And if I do,...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. There are chances of spread of throat infection through: The air we breathe. Direct contact like kissing, etc. Sharing spoon or fork while taking food. Sharing the cigarette while smoking. Thus, there are fair chances that you might have acqui...  Read Full »

What can I do to stop this severe throat pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having throat pain since a few days which comes and goes. Today evening I had eaten some salted pistachio and salted and fried cashews and suddenly I have lot of pain in my throat. I cannot even swallow anything. I did betadine gargles, still no effect. What can I do to st...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You may be suffering from: Pharyngeal ulcer. Pharyngitis acute. As there is no fever, the chance of pharyngitis is less.Before taking treatment it is necessary to do some investigations to establish the diagnosis. I suggest the foll...  Read Full »

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