Journal of Otology & RhinologyISSN: 2324-8785

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Kurkure Throat: A New Clinical Entity?

Introduction: Sore throat is a symptom in which there is painful burning or scratching sensation in the back of throat. Various causative agents for sore throat are mentioned in literature. This study is about the role of commonly consumed spicy food ‘Kurkure’ and other like foods on sore throat.

Material and method: this study includes Sixty three Sore throat patients in adolescent age group, who gave history of eating Kurkure and other like food. Examination of all patients was done and advised to stop eating “kurkure” and other like foods. Patient’s symptoms and signs were recorded and follow up was done after 2 days, 4 days and after 7 days.

Result: We found that painful burning or scratching sensation in the back of the throat was relieved in 51 out of 63 patients after 2 days and pain on swallowing was relieved in 56 patients out of 63 patients after 2 days. This figure goes up 4 days after stopping eating kukure and other like foods to 56 out of 63 and 58 out of 63 respectively. Similarly, on examination of oropharynx we found that congestion on oropharyngeal structures was absent in 41 out of 63 patients after 2 days and figure goes up to 55 out of 63 patients after 4 days.

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