Tonsillitis, Pharyngitis, & Sore Throat




Common Symptoms:
Symptoms of pharyngitis and tonsillitis include swelling of the throat or tonsils, difficulty swallowing and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing, swollen lymph nodes, mild to severe pain or tenderness in the back of the throat, white or yellow coating in the back of the throat or on the tonsils, headache, loss of appetite, hoarseness or loss of voice, and redness in the back of the throat.

Here are common infections that we treat here at MahaDoc:

– Strep Throat– A condition caused by Streptococcus pyogenes, a harmful bacteria that invades the tissue in your throat causing inflammation in your throat and tonsils. This is an incredibly common condition in school children, although adults can also contract it, and is highly contagious.

– Mononucleosis– A condition passed through saliva and transmitted by activities like kissing, sharing food or beverages, coughing, sneezing, or any other means of coming into contact with infected saliva. Many times this shows up in young adults and adolescents. It is also called “mono”.

Some common viral infections that can cause pharyngitis or tonsillitis are:

– The Common Cold– A viral infection that causes a host of symptoms ranging from runny nose and sore throat to sneezing and congestion. It is extremely contagious but ultimately harmless.

– Influenza Virus– Also called the flu, a severe condition caused by a viral infection that makes you feel very sick. It attacks your upper repertory system—nose and throat. It is different from the stomach flu.

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