Pharyngitis is a disease that is commonly observed in public. It is mainly a problem often referred to as “sore throat” in daily usage of terminology. In the case of pharyngitis, pharyngitis diagnosis is essential to find the correct treatment for the problem. Pharyngitis diagnosis test is fundamental to take into consideration carefully in this respect. There may be different types of tests to identify the reason for the disease. Especially, chronic pharyngitis diagnosis is to be taken seriously, since, in chronic pharyngitis, there is a long-time illness and reasons for this long-time disease are searched.
Relevant to pharyngitis, at first, the doctor may examine the throat of the patient in physical terms. If necessary, a “throat culture” may be requested to identify the reasons for the disease. Sometimes, laboratory tests are needed to determine the causes for the problem. In terms of tests, it is also important to highlight “blood test”s. It may be necessary to have the “blood test” result for proper identification of causes for the disease. If “blood test” is necessary, blood may be taken from arm or hand.
The diagnosis may be suggested if a person has a “sore throat” for more than at least a week. Also, if there is fever greater than 38 degrees it may be symptom for pharyngitis as well. There may be an important difficulty and irritation in swallowing in the throat that may be accepted as a necessity for diagnosis. Whilst making diagnosis, it is useful to take the background history of the patient in terms of illnesses. Searching and assessing the conditions of the environment in which the patient lives are important to underline, since, these factors may be the main reasons for the disease (e.g. Constant contact with chemical substances/dust, problems with respect to temperature such as continuously changing weather conditions difficult to adapt).