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I've heard different things. What exactly is pharyngitis?

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Dr. Gregory McCarty
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gregory McCarty
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