Pharyngitis is known as the medical word of throat infection occurring around esophagus. The pharyngitis is generally caused by viruses (90%) but sometimes it is caused by bacterial infections (10%). This infection is seen very frequently in children who are in between 4 and 7 years old. The reason why it isn’t seen pharyngitis in babies very often is that the babies don’t have the receptors where germs can be developed. Yet, it doesn’t mean that this infection won’t occur in babies.
Symptoms of Chronic Pharyngitis in Children
Unlike some other types of pharyngitis, it doesn’t seem high fever and feeling weakness in chronic pharyngitis. The complaints about the throat are less, but those complaints show up frequently or not disappear at all. The most common symptoms of the chronic pharyngitis in children are dry throat, feeling strange object in throat, having pain while swallowing, injuries and swelling in throat, and a coughing fit. A coughing fit means that coughing like there is something in throat. Patients cough severely in that cases; however, not only the feeling something doesn’t go away, but it also makes the throat get more irritated.
Treatments Used in Chronic Pharyngitis
Because of the fact that this type of pharyngitis is called “chronic”, it is difficult to treat the illness, and it lasts quite long. In order to determine the treatments, it should be careful about whether or not there is another factor causing chronic pharyngitis in children. If there is one, it should be treated first. The caregivers need to know that giving pastille to children with chronic pharyngitis is neither enough nor useful.
Unfortunately, there is something you should remember that the chronic pharyngitis usually cannot be removed completely. But, it doesn’t happen always. In some cases, it can be stopped for good.