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Throat redness

Also known as Red throat, Throat erythema, and Pharyngeal Erythema

Throat redness is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of throat redness are common cold, otitis media, and tonsillitis. Other possible causes, such as strep throat, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with throat redness often receive excision, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy, psychological and psychiatric evaluation and therapy, ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment, influenzavirus antibody assay, ophthalmic examination and evaluation and insertion of catheter into urinary bladder .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with throat redness include augmentin, prednisolone, guaifenesin (mucinex), dexamethasone topical product, amlexanox topical, chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine, rho(d) immune globulin (rhogam), chlorpromazine (thorazine), cefprozil, guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine, fexofenadine / pseudoephedrine, risedronate (actonel) and propofol .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for throat redness include race/ethnicity = other, race/ethnicity = hispanic, age 5-14 years and age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
2.5x
1-4 years
1.3x
5-14 years
3.3x
15-29 years
1.0x
30-44 years
1.3x
45-59 years
0.1x
60-74 years
0.4x
75+ years
0.6x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
2.4x
White
0.7x
Other
2.5x
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