SORE THROAT (PHARYNGITIS)

Definition:
Inflammation of the mucous membranes in the mouth and pharynx

Causes / trigger:
The illness is mostly caused by viruses, often accompanied by an additional bacterial infection.

Symptoms / signs / effects:

  • Scratching and burning feeling in the throat, difficulty with swallowing
  • Dry mouth and throat with a dry cough
  • Fever, runny nose
  • Reddening and thickening of the mucous membranes in the throat
  • Secretion from mucous membranes

Diagnosis:

  • Confirmation of typical signs and symptoms, examination of oral cavity, swab from throat

Treatment:
Administration of medication designed to lower the temperature and relieve pain, disinfectant mouth rinses and soothing lozenges with a disinfectant effect. With a bacterial infection, administration of antibiotics.