George Tkalych – Common ENT Problems For Adults – Throat Problems

Posted: December 15, 2015 in Health care

George Tkalych is an experienced and knowledgeable ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeon. He recently retired and now lives with his wife in Columbus, George, before previously leading a successful 32-year career. He was the head of the ENT department in a number of hospitals in Alabama and Georgia and has seen a lot in the field of ENT. Here are a few of the most common conditions he saw in the throat of adults.

George Tkalych

George Tkalych

  • Pharyngitis, also known as a sore throat, is one of the most common reasons adults visit the doctor. Most sore throats are caused by viruses and need to be cared for based on the symptoms. Usually, sore throats, especially ones caused by viruses, go away on their own after a week at the most.
  • Colds and the flu can cause sore throats and frequently bring adults to ENT doctors. Usually though, a sore throat is one of many symptoms attributed to a cold or the flu and the doctor advises the patient to increase their fluid intake, get plenty of rest, and gargle salt water.
  • A streptococcal sore throat, also known as strep throat, is the third most common reason adults visit ENT doctors. Strep throats are progressively worse sore throats and are usually accompanied by high fever and trouble swallowing. The tonsils will appear red and inflamed, and sometimes patients may experience headaches, diarrhea, and vomiting. Strep throat is treated with antibiotics.

George Tkalych received his medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan and completed his residency with the ENT program at the University of Western Ontario.


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