Sore throat is a clinical manifestation that many people experience. But in fact, the disease hidden behind sore throat is what everyone needs to pay attention to. A sore throat attack may involve many diseases, such as pharyngitis, laryngeal tumor, etc., so don’t always think that as long as you can bear it, you should resolutely not go for a checkup. It is definitely wrong to do so. If the hidden dangers behind sore throat are ignored, health problems may really occur.
However, the premise is that you have to learn to figure out whether it is a sore throat? What’s more,What diseases need to be differentially diagnosed with sore throat? Learn these 3 points, maybe it will help you.
1. What is the clinical manifestation of sore throat?
In fact, the clinical manifestations of sore throat Very easy to identify. First of all, the patient can feel that his throat is uncomfortable, dryness and swelling are the most obvious. At this time, speaking and drinking will also be affected, so it will attract the attention of the patient;
Secondly, through the examination of the larynx, it can be found that there are blood vessel filling and edema, which are also typical manifestations of sore throat. Combining these clinical manifestations, it is actually not difficult to diagnose, that is, sore throat, but these are only the clinical manifestations of patients, and they are not enough to become the “gold standard” for diagnosing sore throat.
2. How should sore throat be diagnosed?
To diagnose whether it is a sore throat, We still need to have a good understanding of the relevant diagnostic criteria. First of all, according to the patient’s clinical manifestations, such as throat discomfort, the general problem of the lesion can be judged first, but it cannot be said that it must be a throat problem, and some auxiliary examinations are needed;
Secondly, if conditions permit, it can be combined with the patient’s medical history and the results of auxiliary examinations, such as laryngoscopy, blood biochemical indicators, etc., to comprehensively judge whether the patient has an inflammatory reaction, throat Whether there are problems such as edema, combined with these, it is basically possible to diagnose whether it is sore throat;
Finally, combined with physical examination, the patient’s pain Visual inspection and palpation can make it more clear whether it is a sore throat. All in all, based on these evidences, it is not difficult to diagnose whether it is a sore throat.
3. Which diseases should be differentially diagnosed with sore throat?
Because many diseases of the throat are very similar , so sore throat needs to be differentially diagnosed with these diseases.
One is tonsillitis. The so-called tonsillitis mainly refers to the non-specific inflammation of the palatine tonsils. Once an inflammatory reaction occurs in this part, the patient may also have a typical sore throat. Accurate diagnosis;
The second is acute epiglottitis. Inflammation of the epiglottis is actually a lesion of the epiglottis mucosa. Since the surrounding tissue of the epiglottis is relatively loose and has gaps, edema is prone to occur, and then cause sore throat. It is generally not difficult to distinguish this disease from other diseases through physical examination;
The third is laryngitis. This disease is the “main force” that causes sore throat, so accurate diagnosis and differential diagnosis can be made based on the patient’s medical history and laryngoscopy.
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