Throat | Pharyngeal Disorders - Symptom Evaluation: Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for throat disorders?

An ENT (Ear Nose Throat) specialist can be consulted for throat problems.

2. What are the causes of dry throat?

Dry throat is a rough, itchy feeling in the throat; Drying out of the mucous membranes is the most common cause of dry throat.

3. What is throat irritation?

Throat irritation also known as dry cough is a scratchy feeling at the back of the throat.

4. How long does a throat infection last for?

Viral pharyngitis symptoms go away over a period of about one week; Strep throat symptoms subside within two to three days after the intake of antibiotics.

5. Is there a cure for throat cancer?

Throat cancers if detected early can be cured when treated with surgery and/or radiation therapy.

6. Can you get sore throat from smoking?

Yes, cigarette smoking and tobacco smoke can trigger persistent sore throats.

7. Is there a link between spicy food intake and sore throat?

Eating spicy food, outdoor and indoor air pollution, chewing tobacco, drinking alcohol can irritate the throat and lead to a sore throat.

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