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What causes painful swallowing and painful stiff points in throat?

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Posted on Mon, 30 May 2016
Question: Hi, I am having some troubles with my throat, 2 stiff points at the very top and at the bottom, the one at the top makes me feels like am chocking specially when am sleeping, also i have a difficulty swallowing and pain on the right side of my throat, in the images attached there is something at the very bottom that looks very strange, should i worry abt anything? or this is just buss and i need to take broad spectrum antibiotic?
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Answered by Dr. Krunal Karade (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
In the bottom , it is epiglottis which is inflamed along with both tonsils

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for the query.
I have read your query , seen your pictures , reviewed your medications and understand your concern.

After reading your clinical history & seen pictures it appears that you are most probably having upper respiratory track infection (URTI) with Post Nasal Drip (PND).

In the bottom , it is epiglottis which is inflamed along with both tonsils . No need to worry much .

If I were your treating doctor , I would advice
Antiseptic Mouth Wash thrice daily like Betadin ,
Tab paracetamol thrice daily after meal for inflammation &
Antihistaminic Tab Claritin (Loratadine 10mg) at night .

You may need antibiotic , if no relief with above treatment plan within 2 days from your doctor .

You will get relief .

Hope this information helpful to you .If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.

Regards.

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What causes painful swallowing and painful stiff points in throat?

Brief Answer: In the bottom , it is epiglottis which is inflamed along with both tonsils Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for the query. I have read your query , seen your pictures , reviewed your medications and understand your concern. After reading your clinical history & seen pictures it appears that you are most probably having upper respiratory track infection (URTI) with Post Nasal Drip (PND). In the bottom , it is epiglottis which is inflamed along with both tonsils . No need to worry much . If I were your treating doctor , I would advice Antiseptic Mouth Wash thrice daily like Betadin , Tab paracetamol thrice daily after meal for inflammation & Antihistaminic Tab Claritin (Loratadine 10mg) at night . You may need antibiotic , if no relief with above treatment plan within 2 days from your doctor . You will get relief . Hope this information helpful to you .If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Regards.