Throat & Voice Conditions
Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils. It is normally caused by a viral infection or, less commonly, a bacterial infection, it is a common condition in children and young adults but can carry on through to later life. The main symptoms of tonsillitis are, sore throat and pain when swallowing, high temperature, earache, headache, coughing. Tonsillitis can be initially treated with medication but for persistent recurrent tonsillitis a tonsillectomy may need to be performed.
Dysphonia (hoarse voice)
Dysphonia is the term for disorders of the voice: such as difficulty in the ability to produce voice sounds using the vocal organs. Voice disorder can occur for a number of reasons such as hormonal problems, asthma, allergy, excessive stomach acid and neurologically-related voice disorders and can especially affect those who use their voice often such as teachers and singers.
Pharyngitis is an inflammation of the throat. It can be acute or chronic and may results in pain and enlarged tonsils. The symptoms are principally a sore throat, but can also come with a fever.
Laryngitis is the inflammation of the voice box. It results in a hoarse voice or even the temporary loss of voice. Symptoms are throat pain and loss of voice.