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My throat is a bit itchy/scratch and I’ve noticed a bit red

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My throat is a bit itchy/scratch and I’ve noticed a bit red at the back.No other symptoms at all.Managed to get a good photo.I think a small capillary at the back of my throat may have burst - you can see it in the photo.Is it anything to worry about?

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Thanks for asking the question

This is just due to inflammation caused by sore throat

The prominent vein is due to the local inflammation

You should do warm water gargles and have an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen

Hopefully this will go away in few days

There is nothing concerning at all

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I think I’ve had it since Monday but does feel better.

It will settle in a week or so

Nothing to worry at all

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Is it contagious to my family?

Yes the common cold or flu can be contagious

So you should wear a mask till symptoms settle completely

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Ok, so it just looks like a throat inflammation - not strep or an infection?

Yes most likely a simple viral inflammation

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Viral? Hope it isn’t covid

Yes most likely not COVID

Just a common cold

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Sorry last question - I also did some nasal rinses this week - cud that have caused an irritation / inflammation?

No that is unlikely to be the reason

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