Sore throats are common and often develop from a bout with the common cold or flu. However, if your throat pain isn’t going away you may have a more serious throat infection that requires care from the ear, nose, and throat specialists at Rosemary B. Desloge, M.D., in Manhattan. At her New York City office, Dr. Desloge can diagnose and treat your throat infection to reduce your pain and prevent further complications. To schedule an appointment with an ENT expert, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
A throat infection, also referred to as pharyngitis, occurs when a bacteria or virus infects the back of your throat, leading to pain, inflammation, and difficulty swallowing. Throat infections are very common, and most often caused by the viruses responsible for the common cold and flu.
In most cases, a viral throat infection clears up on its own within a week. However, if your throat infection isn’t improving, you may have a bacterial infection or a more serious throat infection.
You should schedule an appointment with Dr. Desloge if your throat infection doesn’t improve with home care or you have a more serious infection. Dr. Desloge is an ENT specialist and cares for specific throat infections, including:
Laryngitis is an inflammation of your larynx, also known as your voice box. Viral and bacterial infections can lead to laryngitis.
Your tonsils are the two oval-shaped masses that sit at the back of your throat. They serve as a line of protection against viruses and bacteria and are prone to infection.
Your adenoid is a gland found in the top of your mouth at the back of your throat. Like your larynx and tonsils, your adenoid is at risk of infection from viruses and germs that cause a sore throat.
You may also want to schedule a consultation with the team at Rosemary B. Desloge, M.D. if your throat infection is affecting your ability to swallow or breath. Dr. Desloge is a caring ENT physician who provides comprehensive, one-on-one care for every patient who walks into her office. She conducts a thorough evaluation to determine the cause of your throat infection so she can provide the most effective treatment.
Treatment for your throat infection is individualized based on its underlying cause, your symptoms, and your medical history. Dr. Desloge may recommend treatments you can do at home to help alleviate your pain and clear up your infection. If your throat infection is bacterial, she prescribes an antibiotic to clear up the infection.
If you have recurrent tonsillitis or adenoiditis, Dr. Desloge may recommend removal of the tissue or gland to prevent further throat infections.
Throat infections are common but require expert care when they don’t improve. Dr. Desloge is an ENT specialist and can provide the most effective care to clear up your throat infection and prevent a recurrence. Call Rosemary B. Desloge, M.D., or schedule an appointment online today.