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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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Even after taking antibiotics for a bacterial infection, my gums are still white in color. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a bacterial infection last week with throat pain and white gums. I took Clavomox 1 gram, Maxigesic PE, and Clarinase for three days as per the doctor's recommendation. My throat pain has relieved but my upper gums are still white. What could be the reason? Please help.   Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I went through all the files you sent (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). First, in the blood report, your hemoglobin is abnormally high. You need to meet a hematologist for the same. Usually, for a...  Read Full »

Why do I get slight irritation and pain in throat with louder voice?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55-year-old male. I am having a slight pain in the middle of my throat (Adam's apple), as if some small inflammation is there at the end of the tongue or neck for the past one week. I am not having any difficulty in speaking or eating but some kind of irritation prevails. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You might have caused some mild injury to the vocal cords while reciting the slokas loudly. You need to give your vocal cords rest by not talking or singing for a few days followed by restricted use of voice for the next week. You must not sing or speak loudly or in un...  Read Full »

What does gargling do?

Query: Hi doctor, Does air humidifier help with tonsillitis? How would salt water gargling cure tonsillitis?  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Air humidifiers are of various types and not all of them are useful for someone suffering from tonsillitis. And also, tonsillitis requires gargling of warm water mixed with salt. Salt water gargling helps reduce pain, inflammation and infection in the throat by the foll...  Read Full »

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