A throat inflammation, also known as pharyngitis, is an inflammation of the throat’s mucus membrane and is often experienced as a sore throat, difficulties with swallowing, and occasionally fever. The majority of cases have a flu-like infection as the cause.
A Nasopharyngitis means specifically the swelling of the back part of the throat and of the nasal channels. It is medically also known as rhinitis or a higher respiratory infection. The condition is caused by a bacteria or virus and people can catch it through small droplets of air expelled by a person with nasopharyngitis. The virus can also spread through physical contact such as touching something that is already contaminated with the bacteria or virus. It can be transferred by the touch of a phone, toy, or doorknob before touching the own mouth, nose, or eyes. A bacteria or virus can spread fast in any gathering place such as a daycare center, classroom, or office.
Pharyngitis is widespread and predominantly affects children. The majority of cases are due to flu-like infections that are caused by viruses. Bacteria can also cause throat infections, though this is not as common. Patients suffer from itching or pain in the throat, difficulties swallowing, coughing, and bad breath. Patients may also don’t feel well or develop fever.
Antibiotics are not effective against flu-like viral infections and treatment consists of relieving the patient of ailments by providing sufficient hydration (warm tea, for example), as well as the use of troches or sprays that reduce pain and inflammation. If bacteria are found to be the cause for the infection, then antibiotics are necessary.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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