Sore Throat When Swallowing Food Or Drink?

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at morning. I’ve had a sore throat for the past few days that hurts when I swallow food or drink. My mom said maybe it was just a sore throat. But since yesterday it appeared as small wounds on the fingers, arms, face, to the scalp that stings when held and the large range is only 4-5 mm in diameter. Is this a symptom of strep throat? Or can it be an indication of a serious problem?

1 Answer:

Hi Eugenia,

Thank you for the question. Sore throat when swallowing is usually caused by strep throat or tonsillitis. Both of these conditions can be caused by viral or bacterial infections or irritation from cigarette smoke, air pollution, and others. This complaint can be accompanied by fever, cough, runny nose, swollen lymph nodes, swollen tonsils, headache, no appetite. Sore throat or tonsillitis can generally be treated at home. You can do the following suggestions:

get enough rest, avoid excessive physical activity, avoid spicy and oily foods, eat more nutritious foods, take vitamin supplements, if necessary, consume more water, take painkillers such as ibuprofen if your sore throat gets worse or if you have a fever. Small sores that appear on your body others do not include strep throat symptoms. This condition can be caused by:

irritation dermatitis, or inflammation of the skin insect bites chickenpox impetigo, or bacterial infections of the skin and others You can consult a doctor if these sores are getting more and more and do not get better. The doctor will need to examine the wound you are referring to so that the doctor can determine the cause. Also consult your doctor about your sore throat, especially if this complaint does not improve for more than 2 weeks or is accompanied by a high fever for several days in a row. The doctor will determine the next treatment after examining you.

Hope this information is useful.

Dr. Aloisia

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