Throat irritation

Throat Irritation

Throat Irritation, also known as irritation of the pharynx, can be caused by any number of factors.

Anthrax, meningitis, mycoplasma and other illnesses are known to cause pharyngeal irritation. Additionally, smoking, exposure to air pollution, radiation treatment, large amounts of cough, and allergies may cause throat irritation. It is usually accompanied by other symptoms such as coughing, a stuffy nose, fever, labored breathing, or throat pain.

Pharyngitis should be treated under the guidance of a doctor or health professional.

Causes of Throat Irritation

  • Smoking and second-hand smoke.
  • Air pollution.
  • Radiation treatment.
  • Large amounts of coughing.
  • Allergies.
  • Illnesses such as anthrax, meningitis, and mycoplasma.

Symptoms of Throat Irritation

  • Difficulty swallowing.
  • Cough.
  • Stuffy nose.
  • Fever.
  • Labored breathing.
  • Throat pain.

Treating Throat Irritation

  • Antibiotics, if you are suffering from an infection.
  • A cool mist vaporizer.
  • Gargling with warm salt water.
  • Drinking plenty of liquids.
  • Avoiding tobacco smoke and air pollutants.
  • Avoiding spicy and acidic foods.
  • Using non-prescription cough medications.

If the symptoms of throat irritation persist even after proper treatment, it is recommended that you consult a doctor for further medical advice.