Pharyngitis is inflammation of the pharynx, which is in the back of the throat. There are numerous viral agents that can cause Pharyngitis like measles, chickenpox, whooping cough and adenovirus. The symptoms of Pharyngitis vary depending upon the underlying condition and these include sneezing, runny nose, and headache, loss of appetite, general malaise, fatigue, or chills.
HOW IS PHARYNGITIS DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician/Homeopath diagnoses Pharyngitis by taking throat culture and blood tests to determine the cause of Pharyngitis.
HOW IS PHARYNGITIS TREATED?
Treatment for Pharyngitis depends on the cause and type of infection. Home care measure slike drinking plenty of fluids, gargling with warm salt water and resting helps relieve mild Pharyngitis. If Pharyngitis is due to bacterial infection or viral, then appropriate medication may be given
DID YOU KNOW?
Risk factors for pharyngitis include the following:
• Cold and flu seasons
• Having close contact with someone who has a sore throat or cold
• Smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke
• Frequent sinus infections
• Attending daycare