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Cysts Removal Procedure
Treatment of Tonsils (Tonsillitis)
Hearing Aid Fitting
Treatment of Throat and Voice Problems
Earlobe Repair Procedure
Treatment of Sleep Disturbance
Nose Reshaping Procedure
Hearing Testing Techniques
Nasal And Sinus Allergy Care
Cochlear Implant Procedure
Ear Micro Surgery
Treatment Of Hearing Deficiency
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I am suffering from tonsil infection even when l take cold drinks or ice creams or any other cold product. Summer as well as winter. What can l do now. i have also dust allergy.
Hi doctor, I have a pain between throat and chest while swallowing food and water. Last two days I am feeling this problem. Please suggest me the solution.
I suffer from sever tonsils very frequently. Also consulted with many local docs but ended up with antibiotics. temporary solution. What do I do to get rid of dis frequent tonsils?
I have sputum problem in my throat. I have split it again and again. This problem is from very long time. I sneeze around 10-15 times a day generally.
Sir I am 23years old. My ear hearing capacity is reducing day by day. I have having little problem. On talking phone. I find difficult to listen low sound. I can hear loud sound, problem is not very serious but I m worried about future. So give me some tips to protect my ears..
I am 50 years male I have sore throat problem since 2 months after commen colds have taken 3-4 types of antibiotics (luvamox500, clavam 625, mox 500 azeemox etc) but not get relif what should I do?
My Both ear right and left Tone burst eroke' so they advised me taking hearing machine but its also not working for me so, i'm too not hearing properly please tell me the medicine or treatment.
I am having bad throat, meri voice thoda kharab horhi hai tomorrow I have singing competition what can I do to at least have fine voice if not good.
Hi, Due to weather change or if I take any cold drink, Very next day I have get throat infection this is helping from last one year. I have almost stop using any cold drink but wether also impacting me with Throat infection - with throat pain and sometime not able to speak as well. Age - 36 Gender - Male.
Pharyngitis and Tonsillitis
What are pharyngitis and tonsillitis?
Pharyngitis and tonsillitis are infections that cause inflammation. If the tonsils are affected, it is called tonsillitis. If the throat is affected, it is called pharyngitis. If you have both, it’s called pharyngotonsillitis. These infections are spread by close contact with others. Most cases happen during the winter or colder months.
What causes pharyngitis and tonsillitis?
There are many causes of infections in the throat. Viruses are the most common cause and antibiotics will not help. Causes of throat infections include:
Viruses (most common)
Bacteria (such as strep)
What are the symptoms of pharyngitis and tonsillitis?
The symptoms of pharyngitis and tonsillitis depend greatly on what’s causing it. For some people, symptoms may start quickly. For others, symptoms start slowly. These are the most common symptoms of pharyngitis and tonsillitis:
Fever (either low- or high-grade)
Loss in appetite
Not feeling well
Redness or drainage in the throat
The symptoms of pharyngitis and tonsillitis may look like other medical conditions or problems. Always check with your healthcare provider for a diagnosis.
How are pharyngitis and tonsillitis diagnosed?
In most cases, it is hard to tell the difference between a viral sore throat and a strep throat based on physical exam. It is important, though, to know if the sore throat is caused by strep bacteria, as this calls for antibiotics to help prevent the complications that can happen with these bacteria.
As a result, most people, when they have the above symptoms, will get a strep test and throat culture to find out if it is an infection caused by strep. This will involve a throat swab in the healthcare provider’s office.
Quick tests, called rapid strep tests, may be done. This may immediately show as positive for strep and antibiotics can be started. If it is negative, part of the throat swab will be kept for a throat culture. This will further identify strep in 2 to 3 days. Your healthcare provider will discuss the treatment plan with you based on the findings.
How are pharyngitis and tonsillitis treated?
Your healthcare provider will figure out the best treatment based on:
How old you are
His or her overall health and medical history
How sick you are
How well you can handle specific medicines, procedures, or therapies
How long the condition is expected to last
Your opinion or preference
If bacteria are not the cause of the infection, the treatment is usually more for comfort. Antibiotics will not help treat viral sore throats. Treatment may include:
Increased fluid intake
Gargling with warm salt water
Antibiotics are prescribed if the cause of the infection is bacterial.
What are the complications of pharyngitis and tonsillitis?
Most cases of pharyngitis and tonsillitis will run their course without any complications. But, if the disease is caused by strep, rare complications, including rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease, and kidney disease can happen. Treatment with antibiotics can prevent these complications.
When to call your healthcare provider?
Key points about pharyngitis and tonsillitis
Pharyngitis and tonsillitis are infections in the throat that cause inflammation
Pharyngitis and tonsillitis can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, and cigarette smoking
Most infections are caused by viruses. Antibiotics do not cure a viral infection, and should not be used
If a bacterial infection is diagnosed, it will be treated with antibiotics
Pharyngitis and tonsillitis can be treated with pain relievers, increased fluid intake, throat lozenges, and gargling with warm salt water