I have a sudden sore throat at the back and

Patient

Q: I have a sudden sore throat at the back and top of my throat. My phlegm is a bit thick and yellow ish too. Plus Im a smoker for 7 years. Should I be worried?

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Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thanks for the query.

Looks like you have developed a sudden bacterial or viral pharyngitis and oral inflammation.Kindly do warm saline gargles 3 to 4 times a day, avoid very cold or very hot food items and liquids, steam inhalations may help. Drink plenty of water and you may take an anti-inflammatory medicine for pain relief. See an ENT specialist for an examination and antibiotics till complete cure. Maintain oral hygiene. Avoid smoking, alcohol and other spirits.

Hope this helped.
Regards

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