Pharyngitis or sore throat is not only painful but one of the top reasons for doctor visits. Statistics show that it is the most prevalent cause of office and school leaves in India. Generally, Pharyngitis occurs during the colder months due to bacterial or viral infections.

What is Pharyngitis?

Pharyngitis is commonly known as a sore throat. It is an inflammation of the pharynx, which is located at the back of the throat. Pharyngitis may be caused by viral (e.g. common cold) or bacterial (e.g. strep throat) infections. Viral infections are the most common underlying culprits of sore throat. Pharyngitis is contagious in nature. The period for which one stays contagious depends on the root cause of the condition. If it is caused by a viral infection, the contagious period lasts until the fever runs out. On the other hand, if the reason is a bacterial infection, one is generally considered contagious from its onset until the completion of 24 hours of medication. Usually, Pharyngitis peaks around 3-5 days of the infection and usually subsides within 10 days. But if the infection lasts for long time or recurs, then it needs medical attention.

Causes and Risk
Factors of Pharyngitis


Common cold is one of the major causes of common cold

Due to viral infections such as influenza, common flu, mononucleosis, pharyngitis may happen

Streptococcus is responsible for strep throat

Allergies to pollen, dust, pets, mold can trigger pharyngitis

Due to acid reflux one can feel burning sensation in throat

Exposure to people suffering from respiratory infections may also cause pharyngitis

Smoking and second-hand smoke exposure influence more to develop pharyngitis

Seasonal change can trigger conditions like pharyngitis

Chicken-Pox is one of the risk factors of Pharyngitis

Signs & Symptoms of Pharyngitis

Scratchy, dry or sore throat

Redness of throat with grey or white patches

A runny nose, sneezing and coughing

Headache, body ache and fatigue

Fever and chills

Swollen lymph nodes and rashes

General malaise and loss of appetite

Difficulty swallowing

Nausea and unusual taste in the mouth

Complications of Pharyngitis

  • Pneumonia
  • Mastiditis
  • Epiglottitis
  • Otitis Media
  • Sinusitis

Healthy Tips

  • Gargle with warm saline water to ease throat pain
  • Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Refrain from touching your face repeatedly
  • Boost your immunity by taking enough fruits, vegetables, and protein
  • Consume citrus fruits like lemon, oranges, lime to get vitamin C
  • Stay away from dirty air and pollutants
  • Try breathing in steam from a hot shower
  • Take adequate rest and sleep at least 7 to 8 hours at night
  • Don’t smoke and stay away from second-hand smoke also

Since Pharyngitis can trigger other respiratory problems, one need to avail a proper treatment. With the unique combination of Fundamentals of Ayurveda, Potentized Unani and Therapeutic Yoga, Naturoveda Health World provides a safe, scientific and effective solution for problems like Pharyngitis.

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