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Suggest treatment for congestion, dry throat and cough

Hello, as the weather started warming up a few weeks ago, I became sick.. much like many others started to. In the morning, I would be very congested. At night, my throat would become dry, and I would start to cough. Over the course of 2 weeks, the coughing is pretty much gone, as well as the congestion. However, the other day I felt as if there was something caught in my throat... near the larynx. I tried coughing to dislodge this irritant. No luck. Then I viewed the back of my throat through a mirror and proper lighting. I noticed that very far back, almost out of sight, there appeared to be a darker patch (darker than surrounding tissue) with several (3-4) white spots within. I am also an ex-smoker, 28yrs old.
Mon, 7 Sep 2020
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Hi,

Your history if suggestive of a condition wherein one gets infection on one side of throat called pharyngitis and this gives inflammation to the tissues and muscles and may be hyoid bone. I would advise you the following in such a situation:
- Consult your Doctor immediately for clinical evaluation.
- Tests of throat swab, gram staining, culture and sensitivity.
- Get started on prescription based antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medicines with painkiller properties.
- Liquid diet as tolerated with plenty of oral fluids.
- Complete the courses till cured well.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. T. Chandrakant, General Surgeon
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Suggest treatment for congestion, dry throat and cough

Hi, Your history if suggestive of a condition wherein one gets infection on one side of throat called pharyngitis and this gives inflammation to the tissues and muscles and may be hyoid bone. I would advise you the following in such a situation: - Consult your Doctor immediately for clinical evaluation. - Tests of throat swab, gram staining, culture and sensitivity. - Get started on prescription based antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medicines with painkiller properties. - Liquid diet as tolerated with plenty of oral fluids. - Complete the courses till cured well. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. T. Chandrakant, General Surgeon