What is it?

Pharyngitis and Nasopharyngitis is an inflammatory attack of the pharynx and nasal cavities.
The inflammation is a symptom, rather than a condition, causing sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and coughing.
Chronic pharyngitis and Nasopharyngitis, is a situation when the inflammation persists for more then few days, persists after antibiotic treatment or when the inflammation comes back frequently.
Chronic Pharyngitis and Nasopharyngitis can be caused by smoke or environmental pollutants, viral or bacterial Infection, allergies or allergic reactions, acid reflux, low dental hygiene or throat cancer.

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Signs & symptoms

Sore throat
Swollen neck glands
Difficulty swallowing
Tickling sensation the throat
Tired voice
Runny nose


- History and clinical examination are important to diagnose the condition causing the inflammation, and can also be used to diagnose the pharyngitis and nasopharyngitis itself.
- Blood tests and throat culture
- Allergy tests
- Throat imaging (CT, US)


Treatment depends on the cause of the sore throat.
However, to relieve symptoms during the illness, patients can take over the counter pain relievers/fever reducers.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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