Throat Doctor - St. Augustine ENT
Throat doctors (Otolaryngologists) treat injuries, diseases and disorders of throat, larynx, esophagus and neck. This includes breathing problems, voice disorders and conditions like acid reflux disease. Like adults, children often require the services of a pediatric throat doctor for the removal of the adenoids, a tonsillectomy or ear tube surgery. At St. Augustine ENT, we understand that every patient is unique and Dr. DePasquale's treatment of throat problems is always personalized for every patient.
Allergies and infections from viruses or bacteria are the main cause of sore throats. If you have a sore throat that makes it difficult to talk or breathe, you may need medications, such as antibiotics. Sore throats can accompany other medical conditions like the flu, measles or chicken pox. Mononucleosis is a viral infection of the lymph system that can linger without medical attention. The most common bacterial throat infection is strep throat. Strep throat is a potentially damaging disease that should always be treated by a doctor.
When Do I Need a Throat Doctor?
You have to use good judgment in determining the severity of your condition and overall health status. Generally speaking, seek medical attention for any throat problem that last more than a few days and has symptoms that include:
NOTE: Most sore throats are caused by nasal mucus from sinus drainage as the result of allergens or rhinosinusitis. Various throat conditions in adults and children can also cause a sore throat by breathing through the mouth at night.
If you suffer from chronic sore throat, hoarseness, swollen lymph nodes, vocal disorders, or have problems swallowing, call us at 904.461.6060 or use this website's convenient contact form for a prompt email response.
DISCLAIMER: This website provides information for educational purposes only. The content is not intended to be used for medical diagnostic purposes nor is it intended to serve as a recommendation for treatment and/or management of any medical or surgical condition. If you believe you have a medical condition, please contact your physician or healthcare provider without delay.