Chronic Pharyngitis: Is It A Serious Problem?
Inflammation in the back of the throat that persists for a prolonged period.
- Requires a medical diagnosis if medicines do not respond to acute pharyngitis
- Can occur due to viral or bacterial infection
- Blood tests or throat culture is required
- Can happen to both men and women
Pharyngitis or a sore throat is a common symptom of many mild illnesses like flu, cold etc. If a sore throat persists for more than two weeks, it could be a symptom of a serious underlying health condition. Rarely, it could be a sign of a tumor. Chronic Pharyngitis is also seen among people who smoke or inhale polluted air.
Symptoms like discomfort or pain in the throat for a prolonged period or difficulty in swallowing food are the primary signs that you should visit a physician.
Other symptoms include:
Redness or swelling in the throat
Alteration in the voice
Pus formation in the throat
Self-care: To get relief from a sore throat, gargle using warm saline solutions. Take over-the-counter medicines for pain relief. Talk less, take rest, quit smoking and avoid exposure to polluted environments.
Medication: The underlying health condition has to be diagnosed to start the right medication.
Specialists: It is important to consult a physician to find out the cause of Chronic Pharyngitis. At mfine, we are looking forward to having you with us for a holistic treatment program. Allow us to help you!