Pharyngitis

What is Pharyngitis?

Inflammation of the mucous membrane and underlying parts of the pharynx, ie throat resulting in irritation, pain. it could viral or bacterial. warm saline gargle will help in mild cases. it is advisable to go to ENT doctor for proper treatment in severe cases.

Questions and answers on "Pharyngitis"

sir i am sanjib roy from kolkata.before 1 week i had protected vaginal intercourse with a call girl but i was drunk so i made a stupid mistake that i gave unprotected oral to her.i was very tensed from next day.no symptoms without pharyngitis in my throat though its not so serious.what is the chance for me to get infected by hiv?

doctor1 MD

Hello Sanjib roy
Any way, read this and you will get the answer:
Assumed that the vaginal sex was fully PROTECTED and it was oral sex without protection .
There was not any other from of sex:
Oral sex is a much less efficient mode of transmission of HIV infection.A number of studies have reported...

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Hello Doctor, i feel burning in my throat not able to speak continiously and feel difficult to breath. i checked in the hospital they told pharyngitis. but some times i feel heavyness from left chin , throat , chest till my leg. please help me. i have neck pain also

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Pharyngitis is clinically characterized by sore throat,enlarged glands,fever,cough.Difficulty in breathing could be due to anxiety,associated bronchitis/lower respiratory involvement.The treatment starts with salt water gargles,avoidance of cold drinks,decongestants(benadryl syrup) if no relief...

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Hi,I am AAAA.I am suffering from sore throat which the ENT doctor diagnosed me pharyngitis.He prescribed me three medicines-(1). Doxily-CV (2).Rolosol (3). Lavocast tablets and i have completed taking all the medicine,but the pain still continuing.What shall i do now?

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Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. Get a throat swab sent for bacterial culture and antibiotic sensitivity.

2. The antibiotic may then be changed accordingly. Most antibiotics show results in 48-72 hours. Since how many days have you been taking the antibiotic?

3. Diclofenac (Rolosol) is not a...

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my throats hurts, its hurts to swallow, I Nyquil and eating cough drops, but no good.

doctor1 MD

Dear Lou,
Thanks for your query.

Throat pain may be because of Pharyngitis, tonsillitis or as a part of Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).
In Pharyngitis, you will also have cold, cough, fever as associate symptoms.

In GERD, you will have acidity, belching, Heaviness in stomach area,...

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Hi Dr XXXXXXX my 8 mths old baby suffering from fever high grade(102) since 3 days and noticed he is passing XXXXXXX frothy stools and frequency increased to 4-5 times a day. I haven't changed anything in his diet .right now he is on paracetamol syrup +montelukast .Fever not responding, should i start on antibiotic or not doctor says its pharyngitis. please advise.

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for the query.

I went through the details submitted. My comments are as follows:

As there is no throat pain, cough or swallowing difficulty… pharyngitis is unlikely unless the doctor saw some specific lesion on throat check. It is unlikely because pharyngitis does not come with...

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my wife (age 28) is 39 weeks pregnant and caught a bad cold - running nose/ cough but not much feverish. she had pharyngitis almost every year - this year she had taken flu vaccine during 1st trimester.. she is having hot water with ginger/ honey.. any thing else can be done/ any drugs?

doctor1 MD

SHE CAN TAKE LOZENGES, TAB CETRIZINE 10 MG AT NIGHT FOR A DAY.
AVOID COLD EXPOSURE.STEAM INHALATION IS QUITE HELPFUL.

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i am a second year medical student...the doctor says i have deviated nasal septum,to the left side,because of that i am having slight sinusitis,rhinitis n pharyngitis...he says i need a surgery for dns...i also have severe pain around eyes n eyeballs...

doctor1 MD

Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query.
The pain in and around the eyes can be because of the sinusitis. Nothing to be panic, consult a good ENT surgeon and get the deviated nasal septum corrected surgically.
I hope I have answered your query, take care.

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My dad has been sick for weeks now , never fully feeling back to normal. He said he feels stuffy site throat and can feel his lymph nodes in neck swollen.today he blew his nose and this quarter sized chunk came out..yellow brown in color, slight hard but soft like cartilage with green mucous. Do you think its the built up crust it could it be something more severe?

doctor1 MD

Hi and thanks for the question,
It would be interesting knowing if your dad has any nasal congestion symptoms. If its the case, your dad might have post nasal drip resulting from chronic sinusitis.
Yellowish discharge, dark brown are very suggestive of a bacterial infection.
A clinical evaluation...

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Every year, during season change or in winter, I suffer from irritation in throat. Doctor have told me it's something called pharengities.. gave althrocin. Can it be cured permanently?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
treatment of the underlying condition offers permanent cure

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Pharyngitis is inflammation of the pharynx and it presents as sore throat or irritation in throat as you have mentioned in the history.
Pharyngitis can be associated with...

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Recent questions on  Pharyngitis

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hi doctor ,my age ;22,male ..i often suffer from throat infection , more importantly i am still suffering from it .. i am a chain smooker and often drink twice in a week , no fever , a little itchy and sore throat , once i got such serious infection that doctor reffer me to operate but i got little affraid and just take the oral treatment and got better in a week .. may i have a suitable answer plz

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hi i am 55 years of age 5ft 1 and wiegh 13 stone . my brother died of throat cancer and just recently i have been having problems with my throat pain in my throat and into my ears but not continuously it comes and goes my voice keeps going croaky but again not continuously and occasionally i have trouble swallowing ... i also have been experiancing mouth ulcers and cold sores

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I had a throat infection more than 6 months ago and my local clinic had no idea what it was and how it was caused so they gave me penecilin as the antibiotic to get rid of the white patch beside my tonsils. I look in the mirror today and a small spec of white has arrived again. When I swallow I can feel that something is there as if there is a chunk of food stuck but it is the white patch. There is no pain and no irritation whatsoever, but I can notice it there. I have been actively performing oral sex to my girlfriend, which may be the primary cause. Currently, she may have a yeast infection on the outer area of her vagina as well (we dont know...small red spot, size of a pea but no swelling or rising). If it is a yeast infection, could it have possibily carried on to my throat? And what medications should I take to cure the white patch? Thank you.

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I started using a CPAP machine several months ago. Shorty after I developed a cough and excessive phlegm, diagnosed with pharyngitis and treated with antiobiotics, took 3 weeks to go away. During this time, I did not use the CPAP. When I started the machine again (after cleaning it thoroughly per instructions), the same symptoms returned. What s happening?

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For the past 3 weeks I have had a very persistent sore throat which at times has made it very difficult to swallow. Lemsips and lozengers ease and alcohol makes it worse. Sleeping can be disturbed due to being painful to swallow. The symptoms seem...

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Recently had a very bad respiratory infection several weeks ago and also developed pharyngitis from GERD, that I have suffered for the last several years. Since then I have a very slight cough a few times a day which produces a little phlegm. So I...

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