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Chronic Pharyngitis

Persistent Sore Throat


Presentation

  • In this paper we present the results of five years experience in the application of CO 2 low power laser (LPL) therapy as a new means of treating chronic pharyngitis.[spiedigitallibrary.org]
  • The Orthomyxoviridae family which cause influenza are present with rapid onset high temperature, headache, and generalized ache. A sore throat may be associated. Infectious mononucleosis ("glandular fever") is caused by the Epstein–Barr virus.[en.wikipedia.org]
Fever
  • Glandular fever, better known as mono, is a viral infection with symptoms that can last up to six months.[wikihow.com]
  • This leads to recurrent sore throats, a lump-like sensation and mucus in the throat, bad breath, cough, fever, and general aches and pains.[dailymail.co.uk]
  • Infectious mononucleosis ("glandular fever") is caused by the Epstein–Barr virus. This may cause significant lymph-node swelling and an exudative tonsillitis with marked redness and swelling of the throat.[en.wikipedia.org]
Burning Pain
  • Symptoms include a burning pain on urinating, the need to empty the bladder frequently, feeling feverish and, frustratingly, the need to go again even when you have just been.[dailymail.co.uk]
Nightmare
  • I know it's something patients find frustrating, but even I find it a nightmare trying to speak to other doctors. It's one of the most difficult tasks in my daily life and yet talking to a patient's specialist is a vital part of their ongoing care.[dailymail.co.uk]
Choking
  • You should not give lozenges to small children as they pose a choking hazard. Also, certain medications contained in the lozenges might not be healthy for young children. [3] Lozenges tend to be most effective for mild pain.[wikihow.com]
Muscle Strain
  • Require that smoking be done outside at a reasonable distance from your home. [23] 2 Lessen muscle strain in the throat. Muscles in the throat can be strained, as can arms and legs.[wikihow.com]
Fear
Forgetful
  • If you forget to take a dose, call your doctor or pharmacist and ask how to proceed with the meds. [15] 4 Try antifungal medications. Thrush is a yeast infection in the lining of the tongue and mouth.[wikihow.com]

Workup

Chlamydia
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae (TWAR) in atherosclerosis of the carotid artery. Circulation. 1995 ;92: 3397 - 3400. Google Scholar Medline ISI 24. Hammerschlag, MR. The role of Chlamydia in upper respiratory tract infections.[journals.sagepub.com]

Treatment

  • Ester Maria Danielli Nicola and Jorge Humberto Nicola "Low-power CO2 laser in the treatment of chronic pharyngitis: a five-year experience", Proc.[spiedigitallibrary.org]
  • Intranasal medication and removal of pathological factors in sinuses and tonsillectomy are the treatment choices. See also: pharyngitis[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • Antibiotics may be necessary in the treatment of a sore throat. If your sore throat is caused by a bacterial infection, your doctor will probably prescribe a round of antibiotics.[wikihow.com]
  • "Re-evaluation of antibiotic treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis". Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 22 (1): 77–82. doi : 10.1097/MOP.0b013e32833502e7. PMID 19996970. a b c Choby BA (March 2009). "Diagnosis and treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis".[en.wikipedia.org]

Etiology

  • These variably disseminated inflammatory lesions are of unknown etiology.[jamanetwork.com]

Epidemiology

  • Alternative [ edit ] Gargling salt water is often suggested, but evidence of its usefulness is lacking. [3] Alternative medicines are promoted and used for the treatment of sore throats. [32] However, they are poorly supported by evidence. [32] Epidemiology[en.wikipedia.org]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Prevention

  • This can help diminish symptoms of a sore throat and prevent further complications. Opt for high quality fluids. Go for soup broth, water, and whole juices without added sugar.[wikihow.com]
  • Antibiotics are useful to both prevent complications (such as rheumatic fever ) and speed recovery. [17] Fusobacterium necrophorum Fusobacterium necrophorum is a normal inhabitant of the oropharyngeal flora and can occasionally create a peritonsillar[en.wikipedia.org]

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