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Feeling Of Something Struck In Throat (FOSIT) - Know More!

Feeling Of Something Struck In Throat (FOSIT) - Know More!

A lot of patients complains of symptoms like:
A) something is obstructing my throat for quite some time. (gale mei kuchh atka atka sa rehta hai)
B) chronic throat pain/discomfort (gale mei kaafi time se uljhan/dard)
C) change in voice (awaz ka badalna)
D) burning sensation throat (gale mei jalan)

These kinds of patients should get checked up by an ent specialist where the proper examination is done and a diagnosis can be made. 

One of the most common cause is termed as LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux). In this disease, the acid produced in the stomach rises up through food pipe and goes all the up to larynx (voice box) and pharynx causing irritation and giving rise to these symptoms. An ent throat examination and fibre optic laryngoscopy (fol) can diagnose this condition.

LPR is a benign condition which is usually managed with proper dietary habits and medication to counter gastric reflux. Good dietary habits I would suggest are:

1) get up early and drink 2 glasses of water. This will keep your digestion good and prevent reflux.
2) avoid tea, coffee, soft drinks, chocolate, smoking and alcohol. They all are the cause of acidity.
3) avoid spicy and oily foods.
4) avoid heavy diets and take frequent small meals (4-5 meals a day rich in proteins with low fats and carbs)
5) drink plenty of water
6) exercise daily with some sport activity

There could be other many causes for its simple laryngeal structural abnormalities like cysts/polyp/nodules to malignant tumors (cancer larynx). This requires further examination and management.

Throat Pain - Main Reasons Behind It & Ways To Heal The Same!

Throat Pain - Main Reasons Behind It & Ways To Heal The Same!

Viruses are the most common cause of pain in the throat or sore throat, and it is often accompanied by cold symptoms like running nose, red watery eyes, cough and sneezing. Smoking, irritants in the air and pollution are the main causes of sore throat. It becomes very difficult to swallow food in such a condition when an individual experiences pain, itchiness or irritation in their throat.

Causes

The main causes of occurrence of sore throat include:

- Leukemia in exceptional cases
- Measles
- Sinusitis
- Diphtheria
- Mumps
- Bacterial as well as Viral Infection as in Common Cold
- Influenza
- Smoking

Symptoms of Sore Throat

The Nasal passages get blocked

- Inability to gulp down food
- Severe pain in the throat which is followed by coughing
- Lymph glands get swollen
- Fever is followed by Chills

When to visit the doctor?

It is very important to visit your Doctor if the pain in the throat lasts for longer time, and it is accompanied by symptoms like join pain, difficulty in breathing and fever. The primary symptom of sore throat is pain in the throat and other symptoms like hoarseness and white patches on the tonsils also occur under this condition. People of all age groups can get affected with this condition, but it affects mostly children and smokers. People with weak immune system and suffering from allergies are also prone to pain in the throat.

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Throat Pain - Causes And Ways To Heal It!

Throat Pain - Causes And Ways To Heal It!

Viruses are the most common cause of pain in the throat or sore throat, and it is often accompanied by cold symptoms like running nose, red watery eyes, cough and sneezing. Smoking, irritants in the air and pollution are the main causes of sore throat. It becomes very difficult to swallow food in such a condition when an individual experiences pain, itchiness or irritation in their throat.

The main causes of occurrence of sore throat include :

1. Leukemia in exceptional cases
2. Measles
3. Sinusitis
4. Diphtheria
5. Mumps
6. Bacterial as well as viral Infection as in common cold
7. Influenza
8. Smoking

The major symptoms of sore throat are :

1.The nasal passages get blocked
2. Inability to gulp down food
3. Severe pain in the throat which is followed by coughing
4. Lymph glands get swollen
5. Fever is followed by chills

When to Visit the Doctor ?

It is very important to visit your Doctor if the pain in the throat lasts for longer time, and it is accompanied by symptoms like join pain, difficulty in breathing and fever. The primary symptom of sore throat is pain in the throat and other symptoms like hoarseness and white patches on the tonsils also occur under this condition. People of all age groups can get affected with this condition, but it affects mostly children and smokers. People with weak immune system and suffering from allergies are also prone to pain in the throat.

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Throat Pain - Causes & Ways To Get Rid Of It!

Throat Pain - Causes & Ways To Get Rid Of It!

Virus is the most common cause of pain in the throat or sore throat and it is often accompanied by cold symptoms like running nose, red watery eyescough and sneezingSmoking, irritants in the air and pollution are the main causes of sore throat. It becomes very difficult to swallow food in such a condition when an individual experiences pain, itchiness or irritation in their throat.

Causes
The main causes of occurrence of sore throat include:

Symptoms of Sore Throat:

  • The Nasal passages get blocked
  • Inability to gulp down food
  • Severe pain in the throat which is followed by coughing
  • Lymph glands get swollen
  • Fever is followed by Chills

When to Visit the Doctor
It is very important to visit your doctor, if the pain in the throat lasts for longer time and it is accompanied by symptoms like joint pain, difficulty in breathing and fever. The primary symptom of sore throat is pain in the throat and other symptoms like hoarseness and white patches on the tonsils also occur under this condition. People of all age groups can get affected with this condition, but it affects mostly children and smokers. People with weak immune system and suffering from allergies are also prone to pain in the throat.

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Throat Pain - Know Signs Of it!

Throat Pain - Know Signs Of it!

Viruses are the most common cause of pain in the throat or sore throat, and it is often accompanied by cold symptoms like running nose, red watery eyes, cough and sneezing. Smoking, irritants in the air and pollution are the main causes of sore throat. It becomes very difficult to swallow food in such a condition when an individual experiences pain, itchiness or irritation in their throat.

Causes

The main causes of occurrence of sore throat include:
-Leukemia in exceptional cases
-Measles
-Sinusitis
-Diphtheria
-Mumps
-Bacterial as well as Viral Infection as in Common Cold
-Influenza
-Smoking

Symptoms of Sore Throat

The Nasal passages get blocked

-Inability to gulp down food
-Severe pain in the throat which is followed by coughing
-Lymph glands get swollen
-Fever is followed by Chills

When to Visit the Doctor?

It is very important to visit your Doctor if the pain in the throat lasts for longer time, and it is accompanied by symptoms like join pain, difficulty in breathing and fever. The primary symptom of sore throat is pain in the throat and other symptoms like hoarseness and white patches on the tonsils also occur under this condition. People of all age groups can get affected with this condition, but it affects mostly children and smokers. People with weak immune system and suffering from allergies are also prone to pain in the throat.

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Ear Troubles - How Does Homeopathy Help?

Ear Troubles - How Does Homeopathy Help?

Earaches can make life miserable. At times, the pain gets so intense that it throws life in jeopardy. This is where homeopathic medicines come as a huge relief. Earaches of different origins can be effectively treated with homeopathic medicines.

*  Chamomilla:  Chamomilla is the best homeopathic relief for people suffering from excruciating earache. The pain usually aggravates at night. The maddening pain leaves the person mentally very agitated. The medicine is equally helpful for children who get agitated and irritated due to the unbearable pain.

*  Pulsatilla:  At times, the earache is accompanied by a thick (mostly greenish) discharge from the ear. As a result, the ear feels quite heavy. A person might also experience difficulty in hearing. The darting pain is at its worst self at night. Such earaches and associated symptoms are best treated with the homeopathic medicine, Pulsatilla.

Sometimes, even a little exposure to cold air can result in earaches. Worse still, there is pus like discharge from the ear and fever. The ear is very sensitive to touch. Hepar Sulph is an ideal homeopathic remedy under such circumstances. Psorinum is mainly used when the pus like discharge has a very unpleasant odour.

At times, dental problems and throat infections can result in severe earache. Homeopathy has a solution for all. Plantago is an excellent homeopathic medicine to treat earaches resulting from toothache. Merc Sol is effective against earaches originating from dental problems. In such cases, there may be blood or yellow discharge from the ear. The pain gets unbearable at night. 

Lachesis and Phytollaca are known to provide great relief from earaches resulting from throat infections. Lachesis is helpful when the throat pain slowly shoots up to the left ear. Swallowing of food makes the situation worse. Phytollaca, on the other hand, is the best medicine when the shooting ear pain is right sided. Belladonna helps to deal with severe and throbbing ear pain.

*  Infection of the Otitis Media (middle ear) is a common factor, resulting in earaches. There may be fever and pus like discharge. The hearing is also greatly impaired. At night, the pain reaches the superlative degree. Go for Hepar Sulph if the pain intensifies upon slightest exposure to cold air. Use Belladona in case the ear infection is at a very nascent stage. Pulsatilla is equally effective to treat such earaches.

*  Many a times, the ear pain can be of nerve origin. It is more of a facial pain, with the ear being affected. Verbascum Thapsus (Mullen Oil) can be of great help and can also be effectively used as an ear drop to provide some relief.
 

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Tonsillitis - Know The Causes & Symptoms Of It!

Tonsillitis - Know The Causes & Symptoms Of It!

Tonsillitis is a disorder of the tonsils present on the back of your throat. The tonsils acts as a defensive mechanism in the body as they prevent the body from infections. This is a contagious condition and can occur at any age. It is widely prevalent among school going kids.

Tonsillitis may be classified into two types:

  1. Chronic tonsillitis: This type of tonsillitis tends to last for an extended duration with symptoms of bad breath and tenderness in the lymph nodes.
  2. Recurrent tonsillitis: This is a form of acute tonsillitis which repeats itself over a year.

Causes: Tonsils prevent various virus and bacteria from entering the body through the mouth by producing antibodies. The tonsils, however, may become vulnerable to these infections. A virus that causes common cold or the bacteria that causes strep throat may result in tonsillitis. The most common cause of this disorder is the strep bacteria. School going children are especially vulnerable to this disorder because they are most prone to various infections.

The various viruses that may cause tonsillitis are:

  1. Enterovirus
  2. Herpes simplex virus
  3. Epstein-Barr virus
  4. Influenza virus
  5. Adenovirus
  6. Parainfluenza virus

Common symptoms: 

The various symptoms of tonsillitis are

  1. Swallowing difficulties
  2. sore throat
  3. The sore throat may result in bad breath
  4. You may experience fever and chills
  5. Pain in the head, ear and stomach
  6. You may experience stiffness in the neck and the jaw
  7. Swollen tonsils with possible redness
  8. Changes in voice
  9. Symptoms of cold

Treatment: The treatment for tonsillitis is usually antibiotics and in some cases, tonsillectomy. The antibiotics help in getting rid of the bacterial infectionSurgeryis only done in cases where tonsillitis is chronic in nature. It is important that you drink fluids and restrict smoking to prevent tonsillitis.

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Throat Pain - What Should We Know?

Throat Pain - What Should We Know?

Viruses are the most common cause of pain in the throat or sore throat. It is often accompanied by cold symptoms like running nose, red watery eyes, cough and sneezing. Smoking, irritants in the air and pollution are the main causes of sore throat.

It becomes very difficult to swallow food in such a condition when an individual experiences pain, itchiness or irritation in their throat.

Causes:

The main causes of occurrence of sore throat include:

  1. Leukemia in exceptional cases
  2. Measles
  3. Sinusitis
  4. Diphtheria
  5. Mumps
  6. Bacterial as well as Viral Infection as in Common Cold
  7. Influenza
  8. Smoking

Symptoms of Sore Throat:

The Nasal passages get blocked:

  1. Inability to gulp down food
  2. Severe pain in the throat which is followed by coughing
  3. Lymph glands get swollen
  4. Fever is followed by Chills

When to Visit the Doctor?

It is very important to visit your Doctor if the pain in the throat lasts for longer time, and it is accompanied by symptoms like joint pain, difficulty in breathing and fever. The symptoms include pain in the throat and hoarseness, while white patches on the tonsils also occur in this condition. People of all age groups can get affected with this condition, but it usually affects children and smokers. People with a weak immune system and suffering from allergies are also prone to feel pain in the throat.

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Throat Pain - When To Visit The Doctor?

Throat Pain - When To Visit The Doctor?

Viruses are the most common cause of pain in the throat or sore throat, and it is often accompanied by cold symptoms like running nose, red watery eyes, cough and sneezing. Smoking, irritants in the air and pollution are the main causes of sore throat. It becomes very difficult to swallow food in such a condition when an individual experiences pain, itchiness or irritation in their throat.

Causes

The main causes of occurrence of sore throat include:

-Leukemia in exceptional cases
-Measles
-Sinusitis
-Diphtheria
-Mumps
-Bacterial as well as Viral Infection as in Common Cold
-Influenza
-Smoking


Symptoms of Sore Throat

The Nasal passages get blocked

-Inability to gulp down food
-Severe pain in the throat which is followed by coughing
-Lymph glands get swollen
-Fever is followed by Chills


When to Visit the Doctor?

It is very important to visit your Doctor if the pain in the throat lasts for longer time, and it is accompanied by symptoms like join pain, difficulty in breathing and fever. The primary symptom of sore throat is pain in the throat and other symptoms like hoarseness and white patches on the tonsils also occur under this condition. People of all age groups can get affected with this condition, but it affects mostly children and smokers. People with weak immune system and suffering from allergies are also prone to pain in the throat.

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Tonsillitis - Know Its Causes And How To Treat It!

Tonsillitis - Know Its Causes And How To Treat It!

Tonsillitis is a condition, which is characterized by infection of the tonsils in your throat. The tonsils are a pair of lymph nodes that are situated in the throat; its primary function is to protect the body from various infections. Although the disorder can occur at any age, it is majorly common among children. A large number of bacteria or viruses can cause this disorder, but the most serious symptoms occur when it is caused by the streptococcal bacteria.

Causes

The first defense mechanism of the body is made up of the tonsils. They synthesize white blood cells which fight against infections. Although tonsils combat these infections, at times, they can fall prey to the same, thus resulting in tonsillitis. Tonsillitis can be caused by both virus and bacteria; however, it is mostly caused by the former. Kids and school going children are very vulnerable to this disorder as they can come in contact with harmful viruses and bacteria very easily.

Symptoms

You will experience symptoms such as a sore throat, bad breath and have difficulty in speaking. Swelling of the tonsils will also make swallowing of food a difficult affair. Other symptoms of tonsillitis are stomach cramps, fever and headaches. The neck and the jaw may also feel tender due to the swollen lymph nodes.

Treatment

If the symptoms are mild, then it usually does not require any specific treatment. For severe symptoms, antibiotics are prescribed to combat the bacteria that caused the infection in the first place. Chronic cases of this disorder warrant a surgery known as tonsillectomy. This is a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils. In case of dehydration, intravenous fluids are administered.

In addition to these treatment methods, there are certain home remedies that you can follow. The tips you can follow are:

  1. Keep yourself well hydrated
  2. Use a humidifier
  3. Gargle with lukewarm water mixed with salt, regularly
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