Phafyngitis (Greek pharynx ‘back of throat’) is a quite common disease of mucous tissues of pharynx. A person develops it due a range of factors such as irritants, bacteria, viruses, etc.
Pharyngitis is classed in acute and chronic.
A person develops it due to several reasons, such as eating too spicy or too cold (hot) food, using too much of alcohol and smoking, runny nose, exposure to a too dusty environment of frosty air.
The common symptoms of pharyngitis are sore throat (esp. swallowing phlegm, liquids and food), dry cough along with scratchy throat and slightly higher temperature. If paid no attention, it may develop into a more serious infection.
The symptoms we mentioned above may belong to other similar infections, particularly acute respiratory infection. In this event, sore throat is to be considered not as a separate disease but as a sign of another infection. Some other symptoms may arise, such as body temperature jumping, rash and redness in throat. Pharyngitis, if not treated carefully in the beginning, may develop into chronic, which is more difficult to treat.
As we have mentioned above, a chronic pharyngitis mainly comes from untreated acute pharyngitis. Besides, it may be caused by diabetes, regular throat and nose infections, metabolic disorders and diseases of heart, kidneys, lungs and liver. Unfavourable factors may include dry, toxic, dusty and smoky environments. If the reason is not found out, pharyngitis cannot be cured.
Chronic pharyngitis, as any other chronic disease, has its remissions and outbreaks.