Pharyngitis

Pharyngitis

Pharyngitis is a sore throat characterized by pain, irritation, or scratchiness of the throat.

Common symptoms include:

  • Pain in the back of the throat
  • Pain when swallowing
  • White spots on the tonsils
  • Fever
  • Hoarse or changed voice

Treatment of Pharyngitis

Sore throat is a very common condition. Sometimes it is also called strep throat when it’s caused by a bacteria. It is often helpful to see a picture of the back of your throat  and you can use our image upload feature to facilitate this.

Medications that we may prescribe include antibiotics, if necessary, and pain medication.

Salt water gargling and throat lozenges can also be helpful.

If there are other concerning factors, you may need a more comprehensive evaluation. In some instances this can be performed by us through a video telemedicine visit and in some cases you will need an in person evaluation by a healthcare provider. During your evaluation, we will assess the most appropriate level of care for you and provide you with the information and treatment you need to start feeling better.