reflux needs to be ruled out
Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic,Chronic pharyngitis
due to infection sadly has no treatment. If it is the tonsils causing the symptoms then they can be surgically removed but if the entire pharynx is inflamed due to infection then only conservative treatment is available.
In persisting infections of the pharynx, chronic sinusitis
needs to be ruled out.
As I said for chronic infection of the pharynx there is only conservative management. Some general measures should be followed. They are as follows -
1) Do warm salt water gargling 5 times daily. Make it a part of your daily life just like brushing your teeth. Everytime you come home from outside do warm salt water gargling. It helps to prevent infection.
2) Do not eat or drink cold
drinks if you can avoid it.
3) Avoid using the airconditioning.
4) Always drink plenty of warm fluids and take care to remain well hydrated always.
5) Do regular steam inhalation 3 times daily.
Chronic irritation of the throat can also occur in reflux disease. In reflux disease , acid from the stomach refluxes back into the throat causing pain, burning, irritation and cough
Please see an ENT specialist
for the right diagnosis of your condition. If needed get an upper GI endoscopy
Dr Rajkishori Godhi.