Definition of Pharyngitis:

Inflammation of the pharynx, either from irritation or infection.  A sore throat.

Topics Related to Pharyngitis

Allergy to Foods (Hidden)

...our question about Frequency and severity of sore throats
“...Congestion or inflammation of the nose (rhinitis), sinuses (sinusitis), and throat (pharyngitis) may be due to airborne irritants and allergens, but food allergy may be the undiagnosed cause of these common problems.”

Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)

...the condition
“...In most cases of infectious mononucleosis the clinical diagnosis can be made from the characteristic triad of fever, pharyngitis, and lymphadenopathy lasting for 1 to 4 weeks...”
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Frankincense a treatment
“...It is especially useful to the respiratory system during seasonal changes and aids in coughs, excess mucous, pharyngitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, colds and flu...”

Pharyngitis ("Strep Throat")

...the condition
Pharyngitis may be caused by a viral infection (90% of cases) or by a bacterium (10%)...”
...recommendation Goldenseal
“The berberine alkaloid found in goldenseal stops the growth of streptococcus, the organism most often associated with bacterial pharyngitis.  It also promotes easier removal of the bacteria by inhibiting their ability to adhere to tissue surfaces.”
...recommendation Antibiotics
“...When antibiotics are required, a once-daily regimen of amoxicillin was found to be as effective as penicillin V administered tid to children with group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis.  This reduces cost and inconvenience.”


...the condition
“...Associated environmental factors Psoriasis is suppressed by sun and humidity, and provoked by injury to skin (Koebner reaction), Streptococcal Pharyngitis or emotional upset...”
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