Throat problems are a very diversified topic. It ranges from the common cold to laryngitis to a smoker’s cough. Voice strain in a singer can cause hoarseness and the singer may have to cancel a concert. In this case it likely is the vocal cords that are irritated.
In epiglottitis the entrance to the airways can get all swollen up to the point where it becomes life threatening and the patient must be intubated just to safe that person’s life. Often epiglottitis develops because of a certain strain of Haemophilus infection during the winter season.
Throat cancer is a major problem that needs to be taken care of early to get the best results. Despite the anti-smoking campaign there are new cases of throat cancer, particularly among women.
There are several links where throat problems are dealt with. Under a separate heading of hoarseness, which is linked to throat problems I am dealing with the various causes of hoarseness. Many various causes can lead to hoarseness, like craniofacial anomalies, fungal larynx infection, diphtheria, tuberculosis, lupus, leprosy, syphilis and many others.
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