Throat Pain in Princeton and Monroe, NJ
Throat pain can make life uncomfortable, and may also signal the presence of an underlying condition. For persistent or severe throat pain, help is readily available from board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay, FACS, for those in the Central New Jersey area, including the areas of Princeton, Monroe and Plainsboro.
What is Throat Pain?
Throat pain can refer to more than a sore throat, as it may also include a rough, scratchy feeling in your tongue, tonsils or larynx. It is sometimes accompanied by inflammation, swelling or blisters on the tonsils or in the mouth.
What Causes Throat Pain?
Most cases are caused by viral or bacterial infections such as strep throat and mononucleosis. Throat pain could also be due to tonsillitis or even cancer of the voice box or throat.
Benefits of Throat Pain Treatment
Throat pain is not always serious; however, when it persists, it could indicate a serious health problem. By seeking treatment, you can rule out the possibility of a serious medical condition such as cancer. Relieving throat pain will also make it easier to eat, breathe, and swallow.
How is Throat Pain Treated?
When infections are the source, antibiotics to eliminate them are typically needed. In instances where tumors or inflamed tonsils are the causes, surgery could be required.
Preparing for Throat Pain Treatment
No preparation is needed prior to throat pain treatment aside from noting where and when your symptoms started and what if any serious side effects are present (choking, vomiting, etc.).
Throat Pain Treatment Recovery
If medication is prescribed, be sure to take all of it, even if you begin feeling better. Bacteria or viruses inside your body may not be totally eliminated otherwise, which means your infection could resurface a short time later. Should Dr. Kay recommend surgery, your recovery will depend on the exact procedure he performs. Prior to your operation, you will be given recovery instructions to ensure you know what to expect.
How Much Does Throat Pain Treatment Cost?
Throat pain can usually be treated rather inexpensively when all that’s required is medication. Surgery is more expensive and varies in cost from patient to patient. Since there are so many variables involved, the only way to get a true cost is to visit our office for a consultation.
Most throat pain services are covered under health insurance. For your convenience, we also accept cash, personal checks, major credit cards and CareCredit® financing.
Is Throat Pain Treatment Right for Me?
If you have tried home remedies unsuccessfully, or have severe pain that makes it difficult to eat, talk or swallow, we recommend medical treatment.
Why Choose Princeton Otolaryngology Associates for Throat Pain Treatment?
Throat pain often affects other areas of the body such as the ears and nose. As such, treating all the symptoms is important if you are to obtain total relief. For this reason, visiting an experienced, board certified otolaryngologist such as Dr. Scott Kay makes perfect sense.
What to Expect During Your Consultation for Throat Pain
Dr. Kay will look into your ears, nose and throat to check for abnormalities. He may also swab the inside of your mouth or your tonsils in order to run certain tests. You’ll be given instructions on how to care for your sore throat along with any prescriptions that are needed. If a tumor is suspected, additional testing will likely be ordered.
Throat pain is normally not serious and can usually be resolved with a single visit to Princeton Otolaryngology Associates of the Central New Jersey area . To schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Scott Kay. We see patients throughout the Central New Jersey area, including the communities of Princeton, Monroe and Plainsboro.