Causes of Severely Hurting Throat and Its Management

Q: I have a sharp pain on the inside of my throat. I’m not sure what it is but I have had it for a week now. Does anyone have an idea as to what it might be?
-By Julie


This sharp pain in your throat is most likely to be some infection.

Whenever our throat catches some infection (be it viral or bacterial), the infected area becomes inflamed, red, swollen and painful. So, pain is an indication of inflammation.

It may also be that you ate something hard and injured your throat from inside. The injured part consequently got infected and is giving symptoms.

The infection may be in tonsils of the throat (tonsillitis), infected lymph glands or the general mucosa of the throat may be inflamed.

This can be ascertained only on examination. You need to get examined by a doctor. Do not delay, as infections tend to grow with time.

The doctor will examine your throat and prescribe medicines (antibiotics, pain reliever) according to your needs.

Meanwhile, try gargling with salty water at home.

You may also take warm lemon water with a tea spoon of honey. This will soothe your inflamed throat.

Take Care,

Buddy M.D.

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