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By: John Rowlinson - Updated: 29 Nov 2010 | comments*Discuss
 
About Our Site

ThroatProblems was formed to offer a unique reference point on comprehensive information about the throat and throat problems.

The throat is a part of the body that we tend to take for granted but it plays a crucial role in several important functions - such as breathing, eating and speaking. ThroatProblems explains all about the throat, what is in there and how it works and some common problems, such as sore throats, bad breath and losing your voice.

The lifestyle we choose can impact on the throat in many different ways smoking, drinking alcohol, shouting and having oral sex all have health implications. Articles on the site explain how, and offer advice on keeping your throat health and in good condition at all stages of life.

Infections are a common problem and these can be viral or bacterial in origin. Most throat infections are mild and need no treatment but some can become serious quite quickly. Recognising serious throat infections such as quinsy and diphtheria is important as prompt treatment can be necessary. The tonsils are helpful in preventing throat infections as are the adenoid glands but both of these can cause problems and need to be removed. These common throat operations are described in detail.

Throat cancer is relatively rare but does affect thousands of people each year in the UK. The diagnosis and treatment of throat cancer depends on the site of the cancer and the stage that it has reached. ThroatProblems reviews the major sites of throat cancer and the treatments and therapy available to fight it.

Our concern was that there was no single UK resource for interesting features and practical advice on this subject.

Our features and articles are written by experts - who have experience, or a particular interest in this area.

Our Background

ThroatProblems was founded by John Rowlinson, the founder of PtS.

John, through PtS, is involved in a number of ventures including software and property companies. A percentage of revenue from these activities goes towards funding ThroatProblems and a number of similar sites.

Our focus is simply on having experts create the highest quality information possible that is widely read.

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  • Rose123
    Re: What is Quinsy?
    I think I may have quincy but I'm not sure. I have recurring tonsillitis but this time the pain is much worse you can't see my tonsil anymore it's…
    20 September 2017
  • Oso113
    Re: What is Quinsy?
    My daughter is really poorly with tonsillitis symptoms but she has had Quincy once before and had to be admitted. She has a large lump behind her…
    16 August 2017
  • Cookie
    Re: Can You Still Get Quinsy?
    I had a tonsillectomy at 17. I have had quinsy 4 times since. Twice ended up in hospital, the last two times my insistence (despite…
    13 August 2017
  • ashtoon
    Re: Viral Throat Infections
    Hi, I got virus infection had for over a week now been to the docs and not give nothing for it Main thing is I cough bad in the morn for…
    7 August 2017
  • paui
    Re: Can You Still Get Quinsy?
    Ive had quinsy twice. The first time was four years ago, it felt like a cold, with sore throat and mild fever. By the end of the week…
    25 July 2017
  • elle
    Re: What is Quinsy?
    Hi i have re occuring tonilitis all my life. Which recently has started turning into quinsy. So far this year i have had 2 bouts. Both time i have…
    25 July 2017
  • grace
    Re: Can You Still Get Quinsy?
    I am 16 years old and I have just recovered from a quinsy on my tonsil. First about 2 and a half week ago I had been told by my GP I…
    20 July 2017
  • Lauren
    Re: Can You Still Get Quinsy?
    I'm 22 years old and had quinsy when i was 12. I went to the GP 3 times with my mum and all 3 times they said i had mild tonsillitis…
    10 July 2017
  • L0vablekim
    Re: I Had a Tooth Out and Lost My Sense of Taste: A Case Study
    Thank you. I experienced the same thing and I was afraid there was really no hope for…
    4 July 2017
  • Mel
    Re: What Are Throat Polyps?
    @jessie2013 - you should get any undiagnosed lump in the throat checked out. Doc.
    12 June 2017
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