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Throat Pain

Throat pain is a pretty common complaint. It can be caused by a variety of illnesses. The majority of us will be affected by one or more of these diseases at some point during our lives.

Causes of Throat Pain
A painful throat can be caused by a variety of factors. The following are a few of the most common:
1) Allergies
2) Acid Reflux
3) Environmental Irritants
4) Laryngitis
5) Viral Infections
6) Bacterial Infections
7) Sinus Infections

Depending on the reason of a sore throat, the symptoms can differ:
• Pain or a scratchy sensation in the throat
• Pain that gets worse when you swallow or talk
• Difficulty swallowing
• Sore, swollen glands in your neck or jaw
• Swollen, red tonsils
• White patches or pus on your tonsils
• A hoarse or garbled voice

How is Throat Pain Recognized?
Throat pain can be diagnosed in a variety of ways. A doctor may perform a physical examination, review your medical history, and/or request tests and/or imaging.

Treatment for a sore throat
A doctor may prescribe antibiotics if a sore throat is caused by a bacterial infection. Even if they feel better before finishing all of the medication, people should always complete the course.
A sore throat caused by a viral infection normally does not require medical attention. moderate pain killers can aid with discomfort and fever, and paediatric versions of these drugs are available.
A person with epiglottitis might need to stay in the hospital for a while. They may require intubation to help them breathe in severe circumstances. If testing identify a tumour or another reason, the doctor will talk to the patient about treatment choices.

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