Chronic Pharyngitis

The Basics of Chronic Pharyngitis

Chronic Pharyngitis refers to the severe and repetitive inflammation of the pharynx and the tissues surrounding pharynx.


Chronic Pharyngitis can either be caused due to repetitive induction of acute pharyngitis or might be the gradual irritation of the pharynx due to excessive smoking and alcohol abuse. Periodic and frequent harrumphing can cause the irritation of the pharynx. Continuous and over use of voice as in the case of orators and teachers is yet another cause that can induce Chronic Pharyngitis Abnormal belching due to indigestion in stomach is also a rare cause for this disease.

The Consequences

Chronic Pharyngitis can result in the thickening of the passageway and mucous membrane associated with the pharynx. Capillary veins get distended and the surface of the mucous membrane gets constellated with red colored large round particles often referred to as the blown up mucous follicles. The enlarged membrane in turn appears soft and gives the appearance as if they have been laid with ridges.

Symtoms of Chronic Pharyngtic

Stuffiness is felt in the upper part of the throat is visible.
Harrumphing tendency is yet another common symptom of chronic.
Urge to keep swallowing whenever you feel that the passageway is dry
Your voice can become husky with time in case of chronic pharyngitis
During the starting stage, the mucous membrane appears to be red and swollen. Later it turns out to be dusty in color. Enlarged mucous follicles start appearing with continued irritation. Flap may continue to be relaxed.
Discomfort due to constant dryness associated with the infected throat.

Effective Remedies

The first step in getting treated is to have a complete understanding regarding the causes of irritation. Alcohol consumption and caffeine intake should be stopped with immediate effect in you really intend to get away with chronic pharyngitis. If you have been using your voice for a prolonged duration periodically, then this has to be stopped completely

The process of galvanism can come handy. Gargling with salt water would give some relief. A combination of tannic acid and capsicum can be used as stimulant to relax the adjacent tissues. A mix of Hydrastis, potassium chlorate and water can be used as a sedative too to treat chronic pharyngitis. Hamamelis  can be taken for positive results.

You can opt for galvano-cautery to get rid of enlarged follicle problems. Boracic acid can also prove to be very powerful against chronic pharyngitis

Sanguinaria , collinsonia and third trituratio taken once in every 3-4 hours would prove to be productive. belladonna if consumed can relieve you from inflammation.

Guaiac is yet another effective remedy for this ailment. Gastric problems, wiped out blood and secretions should emphatically be reviewed to get rid of this disease in the long run.

5 responses to “Chronic Pharyngitis”

  1. it is quite difficult to recover from Alcohol Abuse because alcohol is also very addictive just like Cigarettes and drugs.~~~

  2. if you are not eating much fiber, then you will always get indigestion. so eat lots of dietary fibers `;;

  3. I think this fits your post: Doctors think a lot of patients are cured who have simply quit in disgust. ~Don Herold

  4. I have had problems with pharyngitis for the past 4 or 5 years. It acts up when I use my voice too much. I’m not sure what’s causing the problem, but it seems to occur when I have a somewhat lengthy conversation with someone. I always seem to end up getting rid of it, but it’s very annoying to deal with. I have to worry about avoiding smoke, not drinking too much, not using my voice too much. I’ve had sneezing allergies for as long as I can remember and I’ve been told by doctors that the allergies could be causing it. I just wish I could get rid of it completely.

  5. I use to suffer from Chronic Pharyngitis.

    I would get Pharyngitis easily 3 – 4 times a year. the doc would always give me nasil spray or pump me full of Amoxicillin but nothing would help it.

    I would suffer from it for up to 2 months at a time.

    Finally, after years, probably 7 – 8 years, I have conquer it!

    1st I pay attention to my breathing and breath through my nose. Even when you have a stuffy nose you force the air through your nose. Stop breathing through your mouth.

    2nd I went to a few sleep studies and they told me I snore and suffer from sleep apnea. After 2 tests they prescribed me a CPAP machine.

    I use the nose pillows and breathe through my nose all night long.

    Sleeping with the CPAP machine is something that takes alittle while to get use to. It took me about 6 weeks to before I really was comfortable.

    I now dont sleep with out it. If I sleep out of town for a night or 2 I pack it up and bring it with me.

    Make sure you get the CPAP machine that comes with a humidifier.

    It has been 18 months since I began following these steps and it has been 18 months since I last suffered from a sore throat or strep throat or Pharyngitis.

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