Pharyngitis is a throat infection that causes inflammation. General complications of pharyngitis include sinusitis, otitis media, epiglottitis, mastoiditis and pneumonia.
The treatment for pharyngitis is based on the underlying cause. Viral pharyngitis goes away on its own accord when helped along with gargles of salt water and you keep well hydrated to help alleviate any symptoms.
Speedy antibiotic treatment is essential to treat bacterial pharyngitis because if it is left untreated, it can sometimes cause kidney problems and rheumatic fever, which can damage your heart.
Contact Dr. Barbara Karin Vela if you develop a sore throat that does not go away after a few days or if you have a rash, temperature raised lymph nodes in your neck.. Always seek medical care right away if you have Pharyngitis and trouble breathing.