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Suggest treatment for sore throat and pain

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Posted on Mon, 20 Apr 2015
Question: Hi, I have a sore throat, more on the outside of my throat on the right side. Tender to the touch and when I move at times. Thoughts?
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Nanjasetty (56 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Acute pharyngitis or Laryngopharyngeal reflux...

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for posting the query

According to the history mentioned by you, it seems to be either Acute pharyngitis (if associated with fever) or Laryngopharyngeal reflux secondary to acid reflux disease).

Pain reliever alone may not be beneficial and you may require broad spectrum antibiotics with or without proton pump inhibitors for the treatment of the same.

Try home remedies such as:
1. Drinking plenty of warm water
2. Avoid chilled food and beverages, smoking and fizzy drinks.

Consult your doctor for a complete evaluation and management.

Hope I have answered your query; I'll be available for the follow up queries.

Regards
Dr. Naveen Kumar N
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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Follow up: Dr. Naveen Kumar Nanjasetty (12 hours later)
Thanks for the reply. No fever at all, but I don't really have any reflux issues either. It does hurt when I swallow.... But not like a typical sore throat associated with a cold/strep.... It feels more like swollen glands maybe? Still tender to the touch on my neck/under chin. Any other thoughts?
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Nanjasetty (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Sub mental lymphadenitis...

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for writing back

It's good to know that you don't have either of the symptoms. Then the other probable cause could be sub mental lymphadenitis (inflammation of the lymph nodes) secondary to inflammation in the floor of the mouth, lower lip or apex of the tongue.

Broad spectrum antibiotics may be necessary for the treatment of lymphadenitis, as the pain is not getting relieved with ibuprofen. Please continue with the home remedies as mentioned before.

Wish you good health

Regards
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Brief Answer: Acute pharyngitis or Laryngopharyngeal reflux... Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for posting the query According to the history mentioned by you, it seems to be either Acute pharyngitis (if associated with fever) or Laryngopharyngeal reflux secondary to acid reflux disease). Pain reliever alone may not be beneficial and you may require broad spectrum antibiotics with or without proton pump inhibitors for the treatment of the same. Try home remedies such as: 1. Drinking plenty of warm water 2. Avoid chilled food and beverages, smoking and fizzy drinks. Consult your doctor for a complete evaluation and management. Hope I have answered your query; I'll be available for the follow up queries. Regards Dr. Naveen Kumar N ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon