Throat is swollen, uvula looks irritated. Have prolapsed mitral valve. Had viral pharyngitis. Treatment?
Thanks for writing to us,
The most common cause of irritation and inflammation of throat and surrounding structures are viral pharyngitis .Infected region shows the symptoms of irritation until it is completely cured.
Usually no treatment is needed in cause of viral Pharyngitis , It is self limiting.
Treatment are usually symptomatic cure. The inflammation will reduce by itself . advised to gargle twice daily with BETADINE solution, to reduce the irritation and inflammation.
If you have difficulty swallowing, then drink liquids, use lozenges, mix salt with warm water to gargle.
Only bacterial infections generally require antibiotics. Rest your voice do not scream or sing loud. It is advised to cough by covering your mouth .
If you further have worsening of symptoms , consult an GP and get treated after proper examination.
Let me know if you have further questions.
Thanks for writing back,
Yes, streptococcal infection may be related to the tightness in your esophagus and lump in the throat. It should recover with your current antibiotic treatment.
However if symptoms persist, other possibilities such as gastroesophageal reflux diease needs to be ruled out. Endoscopy and 24 hour esophageal pH monitoring is in order.
Hope this answers your query. Feel free to ask for further queries.
Take care and get well soon.
The User accepted the expert's answer
Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties
- Pharyngitis treatment recofast
- Granular pharyngitis treatment in homeopathy
- Viral pharyngitis incubation period
- Treatment and cure for viral pharyngitis
- Viral pharyngitis treatment recofast
- Symptoms of viral pharyngitis
- Diagnosis of viral pharyngitis
- Viral pharyngitis causes
- Drugs/medication for viral pharyngitis
- Gas pharyngitis treatment