What Is Chronic Pharyngitis?
If you have complaints such as dryness in the throat, tingling, burning, stabbing, difficulty in swallowing, this is the cause of chronic pharyngitis. Complaints such as fever, fatigue and malaise cannot be seen as clear in chronic pharyngitis. The complaints about the throat are not much but this does not disappear at all and often happens.
How Is Chronic Pharyngitis Treatment?
Diagnosis must be made before treatment begins. This includes a detailed examination of the Ear, Nose and Throat, and possibly some laboratory, endoscopic and x-ray tests. Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics, but they provide temporary relief.
Allergy can be controlled by removing the cause. Antihistamines and decongestants, cromolyn and steroid nasal sprays, other forms of steroids and hyposensitization (vaccine) can be used for treatment. However, some antihistamines cause dryness and thicken the secretion. Decongestants lead to increased blood pressure, exacerbation of heart and thyroid disorders. Steroid sprays are generally safe for years under medical control. However, strict control and observation should be performed in the long term use of oral steroids taken orally and without side effects in the short term.
Antacids or medicines that stop acid production in stomach, which is very effective in this disease, should be given at the doctor’s control. There are certain diagnostic methods such as pH measurement. Structural disorders require surgical intervention. Septum deviation prevents normal sinus discharge and causes chronic sinusitis.
In some cases, there is no specific reason. If there is no disease that can be treated, the secretion will be diluted so that the treatment will be easier. This is especially true for older people who have insufficient fluid intake. These patients should drink at least eight glasses of water a day, leave the caffeine, and if appropriate, not use diuretics.