September 15, 2021
The throat is one of the areas most affected by cold and humidity, so we must avoid sudden changes in temperature in order to prevent infections such as pharyngitis. Dr. Francisco Salaverry, otolaryngologist at Clinica Ricardo Palma, mentions that wearing scarves to warm the neck and trying not to breathe with an open mouth, reduces the risk of suffering from this disease. In addition, he provides us with valuable information on the subject.
What is pharyngitis?
It is an inflammatory process of viral, bacterial or allergic cause that affects the throat, in this case the pharynx.
The most frequent symptoms are:
The causes of pharyngitis are:
It is important to seek professional help to avoid complications. Poorly treated pharyngitis can trigger ear inflammation. The specialist will prescribe the appropriate treatment according to the evaluation of each patient.
Dr. Francisco Salaverry
Otolaryngologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma