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Causes of Chronic Pharyngitis: What You Need to Know!

Acid reflux: Especially when lying down, the refluxed stomach acid can cause inflammation of the tissues at the back of the throat, resulting in throat irritation in the morning. If you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease, heartburn and other symptoms, the symptoms of chronic pharyngitis will improve after taking drugs to treat gastroesophageal reflux, proving that acid reflux is caused. To deal with this kind of chronic pharyngitis, we should start by treating gastroesophageal reflux.

Addiction: Both tobacco and alcohol can cause chronic pharyngitis, especially the toxic chemicals in tobacco that can directly cause inflammation of throat tissue. This kind of chronic pharyngitis usually appears in old smokers and alcoholics. If you are addicted to alcohol, you should quit. Smokers should quit regardless of how much they smoke. Smoking and alcohol abuse have many harmful effects, and chronic pharyngitis is only one of the minor ones.

Allergy: Allergic reactions can lead to angioedema, or postnasal drip, which can irritate the throat. This condition can be accompanied by other symptoms, such as runny nose, sneezing, red eyes, and in severe cases, difficulty breathing. Allergies are not difficult to identify, and only by controlling them can you control this chronic pharyngitis.

Eating disorders: Stomach acid irritates the throat due to repeated vomiting. Others used toothbrushes and chopsticks to induce vomiting and damage their throats. In this case, start by addressing the eating disorder.

Foreign objects: Foreign objects, such as fish bones, in the tonsils and throat tissue can cause pain or bleeding. In addition, there is oral sex, which repeatedly stimulates the throat. In the former case, remove the foreign object and be careful not to eat fish with many thorns in the future, unless you have an excellent ability to spit out thorns. In the latter case, let’s figure it out.

Infection: Upper respiratory tract infection is the main cause of pharyngitis. Viruses account for the majority of pharyngitis, but there are also bacterial causes. This type of pharyngitis is usually acute, because infections caused by viruses and bacteria usually resolve on their own or after taking medication in about a week, and then the pharyngitis disappears. But if there are recurring infections, pharyngitis will exist intermittently.

Viral infections are mainly common colds. China has a large population and poor preventive measures. There are many people suffering from colds and flu. There are a large base of infected and susceptible people. Isn’t it easy to have an uncomfortable throat? The best way to prevent the common cold is to wash your hands more often. Preventing influenza requires annual vaccination. Only by doing these two things well can it be possible to solve the chronic pharyngitis caused by it. Those antiviral drugs and Chinese patent medicines including isatis root are not reliable.

Bacterial infection is mainly pharyngitis caused by streptococcus infection. Adults account for up to 10% of pharyngitis, and children may account for 25%. If bacterial culture is confirmed, antibiotics can be used to control it.

Sinusitis can cause postnasal drip, and the infection can also travel down to the pharynx. The root cause of this situation needs to be addressed.

Mouth breathing: If there is nasal congestion, the person will breathe through the mouth. Under normal circumstances, the air will be warmed and moistened when passing through the nasal cavity, but mouth breathing will not, resulting in dryness of the mouth and pharynx, which in turn will irritate the throat and make the voice hoarse. Cold, dry conditions and being in air-conditioned buildings can aggravate this condition. Some diseases cause shortness of breath and difficulty breathing, and patients will breathe through the mouth to increase the amount of air they inhale. To treat this kind of chronic pharyngitis, we must first solve the cause of mouth breathing.

Pollution: Air pollution is one of the main causes of chronic pharyngitis. It can also aggravate allergies and further worsen chronic pharyngitis. In areas with severe haze, chronic pharyngitis has become an ineradicable problem. In addition, second-hand smoke is everywhere, making it difficult for people to soothe their throats. If you can’t leave, the solution you can take is to use an air purifier indoors, wear a mask when going out, and look forward to the blue sky and white clouds.

Snoring: Snoring is very annoying and annoying to oneself, because it can cause inflammation of the throat. Snoring is often caused by mouth breathing. In this way, a two-pronged approach will lead to chronic pharyngitis. To solve this problem, snoring must be solved.

Tonsillitis: With chronic tonsillitis, the tonsils become inflamed repeatedly, causing difficulty and pain in swallowing, and often having to cough up food. If this is the case, the tonsils should be removed. Tonsils are the first line of defense against infection and are often infected as a result. It is good if you can resist infection, but if you often fall victim to infection, causing respiratory obstruction and pain, only a strong man will lose his wrist. This is the case for Mr. Tiger.

Thyroiditis: Like tonsillitis, if there is thyroiditis or goiter, it may be mistaken for chronic pharyngitis if there are no symptoms of hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. No matter it is it or not, the discomfort is the same. Once it is determined, the thyroid problem must be solved.

Tumor: If a tumor appears in the back of the mouth, there will be symptoms of pharyngitis. The patient may feel pain in the throat or a lump in the throat. This statement scares a lot of people, because many people will feel that there is a lump in the pharynx, which is not a tumor, but called globus pharyngospermia. It feels like there is a lump, but in fact there is no lump. what reason? Caused by nervousness or fear, or other psychological factors. It is easy to distinguish it from a real mass. The feeling of mass in bulbopharyngeal disease has nothing to do with swallowing. Swallowing is not difficult or painful, and it is not accompanied by weight loss or decreased eating. The most important thing is that it will be clear after a checkup. If the symptoms of pharyngitis are caused by tumors, of course the tumors must be treated.

Vocal Fatigue: Excessively loud talking or shouting, especially in occupations such as singers, teachers, tour guides, etc., can lead to chronic pharyngitis. Nodules may appear on the vocal cords, which may not hurt, causing difficulty and fatigue when speaking or shouting, further irritating the pharynx. This vocal fold fatigue can irritate the area around the hyoid bone, causing discomfort in the upper part of the pharynx. It can also lead to hoarseness or loss of voice, pain when speaking or even whispering, persistent dry mouth, etc. However, due to occupational reasons and lack of rest, this situation cannot be relieved. This kind of occupational chronic pharyngitis can only be solved by giving the throat a good rest.