Doctors for Sore Throat in Itigatti Village, Hubli-Dharwad
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A condition of the throat usually accompanied by pain is known as Sore Throat. The viral infections causing it include common cold, laryngitis, mononucleosis, mumps, influenza, etc. Bacterial infections can also be the cause which includes inflammation of tonsils, adenoids, epiglottitis, uvulitis or sexually transmitted diseases. The symptoms caused are difficulty in swallowing, pain, tenderness in neck, burning sensation at the back of the throat, runny nose, sneezing, cough, fatigue, fever, belly pain, etc.
HOW IS SORE THROAT DIAGNOSED?
An ENT specialist diagnoses Sore Throat by conducting a physical examination and using a lighted instrument to look at the throat.
HOW IS SORE THROAT TREATED?
Various therapies are prescribed to reduce throat pain. Painkillers such as acetaminophen and non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs effectively treat throat pain. Salt water gargles and sprays with topical anesthetic drug content are extremely effective. Penicillin is usually prescribed for treating strep throat.
DID YOU KNOW?
Most sore throats do not require medical intervention and may go away in a few days but if there is difficulty in breathing, ear ache or a rash along with fever, it is better to visit a doctor.