IS IT SINISTER?
Just like every other symptom throat pain could be a manifestation of a very small problem or be a part of the bigger problem. How to differentiate throat pain??
Do I have CANCER???
Am I dying???
Should I get investigated???
This is the most common query most of the people have when they have throat pain. Although throat pain is one of the many presenting complaints in patients of cancer it is not the only complaint.
In this article, I’ll try and cover a few aspects of throat pain since the whole topic is very vast everything could not be discussed here.
Most of the
Season of Flu is coming now so try and get vaccinated. The vaccination is for one year and is for few strains of flu only but still, it’s worth it. It is essential for children since they get in touch with other children in schools/ play schools crèche and acquire infections very frequently.
If symptoms are getting worst with medication then do get yourself investigated for swine flu. Any symptom which lasts more than 1 week with medications requires immediate attention. Don’t be lazy and get yourself investigated. Denial doesn’t help get you better.
It’s a very common disease especially at the time of season change. it is caused by infection of
It is a disease most commonly diagnosed by everyone when they have throat pain. So I’ll discuss it in details here. Tonsils are enlarged at times during infective episode but they are not always involved. So kindly do not associate every throat pain with tonsillitis, since it’s one out of
Tonsils are part of the reactive mechanism of
After repetitive tonsillitis attack only one should consider tonsillectomy (surgical removal of tonsils)
After mentioning the most common diseases of this season I’d like to make a flowchart to help you out in differentiating the symptoms. Though it’s a very simplified form and it has many gaps that
Rest detailed information could be acquired after the definitive diagnosis is formed by your doctor.
Few sinister symptoms with chronic throat pain are:
- Change in Voice
- Difficulty in swallowing/ inability to eat
- Difficulty in breathing
- Ear ache
- Food sticking to throat
- Neck swelling
- Weight loss/ loss of appetite
Consult your doctor when in doubt they’re there to help you out.
Internet increases your knowledge but the best judgment could only be made after relevant examinations and investigations only.
So no matter how detailed explanation of diseases Internet provides you it still doesn’t replace doctor’s check-ups.
Feel free to ask anything, queries would be answered to the best of my knowledge.
Disclaimer: This article is for reference purpose only and treatment has to be taken from a specialist after consultation only.