acute pharyngitis

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acute pharyngitis

acute pharyngitis

Inflammation of the pharynx with pain in the throat.


Symptoms include malaise, fever, dysphagia, throat pain, and difficulty swallowing.

Patient care

Comfort measures for sore throat include gargling (e.g., with salty water), throat lozenges, or OTC topical anesthetics. Many patients benefit from rest, hydration, and analgesics. An appropriate antibiotic (if prescribed) is given when there is evidence of bacterial infection.

See also: pharyngitis
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