Viral Rhino Pharyngitis Assumes Serious Proportions In Karachi

The dry weather conditions in Karachi coupled with atmospheric pollution assuming serious proportion has increasingly exposed citizens to Viral Rhino Pharyngitis (VRP) causing constant inconvenience to the sufferers.
KARACHI, (WebPaki/ Pakistan News – 4th Jan, 2019 ) :The dry weather conditions in Karachi coupled with atmospheric pollution assuming serious proportion has increasingly exposed citizens to Viral Rhino Pharyngitis (VRP) causing constant inconvenience to the sufferers.
Doctors talking to APP Friday said nasal obstruction, constant

and dry cough, headache, body ache, fever and restlessness are common

manifestation of the ailment repeatedly witnessed during current

weather conditions.

Senior ENT surgeon associated with Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Dr.

Syed Sajjad Qaiser said people, representing almost all age groups

were increasingly found to be visiting local hospitals and clinics

with the condition.

“No particular medication is needed for the condition,” he said

urging people also to avoid self medication particularly antibiotics

as this may result in severity and resistance to the viral condition.

Dr. Akhter Ikhlaq, a senior general practitioner of medicine (GP)

said Rhino Pharyngitis is basically caused due to a virus that is

largely self limiting and does not require antibiotics.

Mentioning that at times bacteria may also cause the condition,

that is very rare, and medication in the given condition must

necessarily be ensured under proper supervision of qualified doctor.

The two doctors were unanimous that people inflicted with VRP

should resort to proper rest with simple diet and optimum intake of

liquid comprising water, soups and hot drinks.