Qu'est-ce que la pharyngite aiguë?

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**What is⁣ Pharyngitis?**

**Q: What is pharyngitis?**

**A:** Pharyngitis, also known as sore ⁢throat, is an inflammation of the pharynx, ‌the⁤ part of ⁤the throat⁣ that begins behind the nose and ends at the top of the⁣ windpipe. ‍It can ⁢be ​caused by viruses, ⁤bacteria, or other ‍factors such as allergies or smoking.

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**Q: What are the symptoms‍ of pharyngitis?**

**A:** ​Symptoms of pharyngitis can include:

* Sore throat

* Difficulty or ‍pain while Swallowing

* Swollen lymph nodes ⁢in‌ the neck

* Fever

* Headache

* Muscle‌ aches

* Cough

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**Q: What are the causes of ⁢pharyngitis?**

**A:** The ‌most common cause of pharyngitis is viral‌ infection, with the rhinovirus being ⁤the most common cause. Bacterial infection, such⁤ as Streptococcus pyogenes⁢ (strep throat), is ⁤another common cause.​ Pharyngitis can also be caused by:

*⁣ Allergies

* Smoking

* Gastroes PPEphageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

* Trauma to the throat

* Infections such as Epstein-Barr virus or human immunogenicity virus (HIV)

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**Q: How ‌is pharyngitis diagnosed?**

**A:** Pharyngitis ⁢is diagnosed through a⁤ physical examination‌ of⁢ the throat.‍ The doctor will look for signs of inflammation, swelling, and‍ pus.A throat culture‍ or rapid strep test may‌ be ⁢performed ‍to determine the cause of ⁤the ​infection.

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**Q: How is pharyngitis‌ treated?**

**A:** Treatment for pharyngitis⁣ depends‌ on the cause of ⁣the infection.

* **Viral pharyngitis:** There‌ is no specific treatment for viral pharyngitis. Treatment​ focuses ⁤on relieving symptoms such‌ as pain and⁤ fever.

* **Bacterial pharyngitis:** Bacterial pharyngitis is typically treated with antibiotics.

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**Q: How can pharyngitis be prevented?**

**A:**​ There is no sure ⁣way ⁤to prevent pharyngitis, ​but ⁢there are some steps that can help reduce your⁤ risk:

* Wash your ​hands⁤ frequently

* Avoid contact with people who are sick

* Get⁢ enough rest

* Eat a healthy diet

*⁢ Don’t smoke

* Control allergies

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