Burning Throat, Pain, And Feeling Dry After Impacted Dental Surgery?
Hello doctor. R n r nA week ago I had upper and lower right wisdom teeth surgery. However, why does my throat still feel burning like dehydration and pain. Even after my medication ran out, itchiness appeared on my body. What should I do?
Hello Galuh Setiya Rini, thank you for your question and trust in HealthReplies.com.
Burning throat, pain, and feeling dry that you experience can indeed be caused by the influence of the surgery that you just had or can also be caused by other conditions that are not related to the operation.
Tooth impaction is a condition in which teeth are buried in the gums and cannot grow normally. The effort to overcome this is by removing the hidden tooth by surgery. At the time of surgery, the doctor will maintain your airway in several ways, one of them by using a device shaped like a tube into your airway. The trauma caused by using this tube in your throat can cause complaints. However, it does not rule out the possibility of complaints caused by other conditions such as:
Sore throat, also known as pharyngitis. This disease can be caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Patients can feel pain in the throat, especially when swallowing, the throat feels itchy, dry, lumps, and so forth. Sometimes symptoms can also be accompanied by fever and cough. Apart from infection, inflammation can also occur due to irritation from the food / drink consumed, for example ingredients that are too acidic, spicy, etc.
Inflammation in the tonsils / tonsillitis. Tonsils itself is one of the organs for functioning as endurance. If there is infection and inflammation in the tonsils, a person can experience enlargement of this organ accompanied by sore throat, fever, cough, and so forth.
Viral or other bacterial infections, for example flu symptoms, due to influenza virus infection in the body. In addition to sore throat, cough, flu has other symptoms such as colds, fever, and sometimes it can be accompanied by headaches and joints.
Irritation of the throat due to reflux / acid reflux. This condition is better known as gastroesophageal reflux disease. In this situation, there is muscle weakness in the esophagus which causes food to rise again and stomach acid to the esophagus. Some people can even feel the acid go up to the back of the mouth. Inflammation due to stomach acid causes a burning sensation, from the solar plexus and can go up to the chest to return to the oral cavity and affect the throat.
and so forth.
As for the itching on your body, this of course can also be caused by various things and can occur due to things that are completely unrelated to the surgery and the drug you are taking. However, this can also be caused by an allergic reaction in your body to drugs or food / drinks / other substances. Can not be ruled out also the possibility of itching on the body caused by conditions that are purely due to diseases of the skin, such as inflammation of the skin / dermatitis, fungal infections, mite infections, and so forth. More detailed information is needed related to the itching that you experience, especially about other symptoms that accompany, such as any bumps or lesions on other skin, a history of allergies, and so forth.
My advice is to check your condition again to the doctor who treats you so that the doctor can ask directly the symptoms that you are experiencing and do a complete physical examination of yourself. Meanwhile, keep your body in shape by:
Increase the consumption of water so that the throat does not feel dry (at least 2 liters per day / equivalent to 8 cups)
Consume more fruits and vegetables, and avoid consuming foods or drinks that can stimulate inflammation in the throat such as ingredients that are too acidic, spicy, and soda.
Get enough rest, at least 7-9 hours per day
Avoid cigarettes / cigarette smoke and other air pollution
Routine physical activity
Also read: Sore throat when swallowing, this is the cause.
That's all, hopefully it's useful and I hope you get better soon.