Chronic pharyngitis: symptoms and varieties of the disease
Mar 28, 2018
Pharyngitis is an inflammation of the posterior pharyngeal wall that can result from the inhalation of cold or polluted air. It is hypertrophic and atrophic. Chronic pharyngitis, the causes of which lurk in pathological processes in the nose and in the paranasal sinuses, arise mainly against the background of a disease that was not cured at the time.
As a result, excretions on the soft palate drain constantly, than cause a chronic inflammation of the mucosa. Also on the mucosa is not favorably affected by adenoids, curvature of the nasal septum and constant nasal congestion. Often, the symptoms of chronic pharyngitis, which are pronounced, can occur against a background of kidney and heart disease, as well as with acute dyspepsia.
Symptoms of the chronic form of the disease
In this disease, patients mostly complain of unpleasant sensations in the throat, they have dryness, discomfort when swallowing. Appears dry cough, thick viscous sputum.
Very often on acute pharyngitis simply do not pay attention and with the help of various gels try to muffle the pain in the throat. As a result, the disease from the acute form becomes chronic, which causes greater harm to health. There are cases when the symptoms of chronic pharyngitis are not an independent disease, but arise against the background of pathologies in the gastrointestinal tract: cholecystitis, gastritis, pancreatitis. It can also occur with a hernia of the esophageal aperture of the diaphragm. In this case, you first need to cure the underlying problem, and then tackle the throat.
Upon examination, the physician can clearly observe the following signs of chronic pharyngitis:
- thickening of the mucosa,
- enlargement of the tongue,
- viscous secret,
- on the posterior wall of the lymphadenoid tissue cluster.
If the patient has a lateral hypertrophic pharyngitis, then the pharynx seems like a narrowing. There are cases when this type of disease turns into granulosa chronic pharyngitis.
This disease develops mainly due to the entry of the pathogen into the pharyngeal mucosa. As a result, edema of the walls and hyperemia is formed, after which a fibrinous film is formed. Also, the development of pharyngitis is strongly affected by immunodeficiency. The main symptoms of this disease are a special tickling and scratching in the throat. There may be dryness in the throat and pain when swallowing. Begin to be allocated abundant accumulations of mucous and viscous secretions, which settle on the walls of the pharynx and almost do not expectorate.
As a result, there is a strong irritation of the throat, and frequent vomiting occurs. At night, the situation is further aggravated and a strong cough may appear. Dry cough with pharyngitis is an indication that cork has started to form in the tonsils.
It is not rare granulosa chronic pharyngitis passes into an atrophic form.
Chronic atrophic pharyngitis
This type of disease causes a disorder of the secretory function. As a result, the shell becomes pale, dry and thin. Because of this, the pharynx seems wider. This is due to the fact that as a result of indisposition, atrophy of glands occurs and the number of compartments decreases. The shell can be not only dry, but also covered with crusts. This kind of disease is called dry pharyngitis.
It is not difficult to diagnose atrophic chronic pharyngitis. The essence of the treatment is to improve the overall condition of the patient. If nasal breathing is disturbed, it must be restored. It is also necessary to rinse and lubricate the throat with special solutions. A good effect is also provided by UHF therapy.
If homeopathy is close to you: chronic pharyngitis can also be cured with this method. The ingestion of special broths gives a positive result and relieves pain in the throat.