PHARYNGITIS (SORE THROAT)

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

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

Symptoms/signs/effects of Pharyngitis:

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

Treatment of Pharyngitis:
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.