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Inflammation: It is the inflammation of the pharynx, a structure that extends from the base of your skull to larynx and inlet to esophagus, behind your nose includes your tonsils and tongue base. Causes of inflammation is most often viral or bacterial. It is often called a sore throat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are many different causes of pharyngitis (i.e. infection or inflammation of the pharynx) Depending on the type and if not treated corrected, it can form an abscess and spread to other parts of your throat/mouth/neck and even upper chest. The consequences can be deadly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am was suffering from pharyngitis, I was taking medicine for 10 days but not back to normal still?
Whatever you can: I trust that you do not have bacterial infection. If you have fever, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. If it is a viral pharyngitis, you may eat what you eat normally, as long as you can swallow it without too much difficulty. Porridge like foods may be easier to eat. ...Read more
Throat inflammation: Pharyngitis means inflammation of the throat. It typically refers to a throat infection, the most common cause being viral which is not improved by antibiotics but is self limiting requiring only symptomatic treatment, or bacterial, such as strep throat which is commonly treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
See your doctor &: get a Rapid Strep or Quick-Strep test. If negative, get a throat culture for Group A Streptococcus. Wait for the results. If +, take penicillin as prescribed for 10 days. If -, antibiotics will not help. Salt-water gargles of ½ tsp. salt/1 cup water, Popsicles ( not red or grape because they look like blood), cold liquids, hard candies, tea with honey & ibuprofen or acetaminophen help pain. ...Read more
Spread: Pharyngitis infections are near systems critical to your health such as the larynx and epiglottis. If a pharyngeal infections gets very bad it can form an abscess , occlude you airway even spread to tissues in the larynx. Now you would be getting quite ill before all these horrible events happen. Its important to treat pharyngeal bacterial infections when fever is involved or symptom worsen ...Read more
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