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What is the treatment for throat pain?

Hi I have had a painful throat - not like tonsillitis but pain in my glands, muscle for over a year and the dr s cannot see mto find the source and after a sonar I have a sist that is 6.1cm which is thankfully begnin. I am having difficulty swolling as food seems to get stuck then eventually move down my throat. I have been prescribed Canesten Troche and Augmentin SR. Should i have the sist seen to further and which dr would i need to consult? Thank you
Tue, 15 Sep 2020
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Hello,

Since you have been diagnosed with a cyst in the throat, you are suggested to get a follow up clinical examination done by an ENT specialist to confirm thyroglossal duct cyst. You will have to get CT, MRI and USG done to confirm diagnosis. Thyroglossal duct cyst needs surgical excision. After the surgery you will be given antibiotics and analgesics for faster recovery. Get treated at the earliest.

In the meantime, you can take NSAIDS, Naproxen or Combiflam, one SOS to ease pain. Gargle with salt water 2-3 times a day to prevent infection. Take semi solid (oats, porridge, etc) food or liquid food. Do not strain your throat unnecessarily. Neglect will result in the worsening of symptoms.

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

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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What is the treatment for throat pain?

Hello, Since you have been diagnosed with a cyst in the throat, you are suggested to get a follow up clinical examination done by an ENT specialist to confirm thyroglossal duct cyst. You will have to get CT, MRI and USG done to confirm diagnosis. Thyroglossal duct cyst needs surgical excision. After the surgery you will be given antibiotics and analgesics for faster recovery. Get treated at the earliest. In the meantime, you can take NSAIDS, Naproxen or Combiflam, one SOS to ease pain. Gargle with salt water 2-3 times a day to prevent infection. Take semi solid (oats, porridge, etc) food or liquid food. Do not strain your throat unnecessarily. Neglect will result in the worsening of symptoms. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician