Throat infection or pharyngitis

Pharyngitis or throat infection

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Throat infection and precautions
Infection on the pharynx/throat is called pharyngitis or throat infection, most of the case throat infection is pain full.

Causes of throat infection, the common causes

  • Common cold
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Epstein-Barr virus infection
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Agranulocytosis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Acute bronchitis
  • Contact ulcers
  • Foreign body
  • Influenza
  • Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
  • Peritonsillar abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Acute sinusitis
  • Tongue carcinoma
  • Tonsillar carcinoma
  • Tonsillitis
  • Uvulitis
  • Endotracheal intubation
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Throat surgery
  • Aphthous ulcers
  • Thyroiditis

Home remedy’s

  • Avoid cold food and water
  • Take more liquid fluids preferable warm. Warm tea with honey is a one of the good home remedy
  • Take stem with steamer or humidifier
  • Gargle with warm salt water several times daily
  • Take acetaminophen for the pain relief

When you Should See a Doctor?

If sore throat is severe and pain last more than five days seek medical attention. Severe and prolonged throat pain ,difficulty breathing, sever difficulty swallowing, difficulty opening the mouth, joint pains, high fever this may be because of sever infection, blood in saliva, lump in the neck

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