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i have a cold and am having difficulty swallowing

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Take pain meds: You should report this problem to your oncologist and ask for medication for what appears to be virus/Flu type of sore throat. If your blood counts ar ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing post: It is comforting he went to the doc & they didn't find a treatable problem. Your post is confusing. You list some random symptoms but no clear qu ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Russell Sliker
24 years experience Family Medicine
Goiter: It may be a goiter or enlarged thyroid gland. Some people that are hypothyroid or hyperthyroid will have multinodular goiter that can enlarge. You sho ... Read More
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Dr. David Milder
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See Doc: Could be a cyst or infection or a thyroid nodule. You need to be evaluated for a possible tumor also. In any event, with those symptoms, it is time to ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. or ER can check: In such cases, an evaluation is needed. There are enteroviruses (stomach viruses) that cause hand-foot-mouth disease. Coxsackie virus is a common caus ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Duration of symptoms: It depends on 1) duration of symptoms 2) other symptoms like pain, weight loss 3) age 4) history of tobacco or alcohol abuse. If duration has been ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
All of them.: certainly benadryl (diphenhydramine) is available as a liquid over the counter. AND all the other allergy medicines if not already available as a liqu ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
20 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly related: More information will be needed be able to determine if they are related or not. It may be due to an infection (like some kinds of virus) or allergy. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mansoor Madani
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Check with ENT: You must go to an ear, nose and throat specialist to check it out.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Varies: Dysphagia is a symptom, not a diagnosis. You need to find the underlying cause which is causing the trouble with swallowing. It can be a disorder of ... Read More
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