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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Referred pain: Pain in the throat can cause pain in the ear due to a branch of the vagus called arnold's nerve. Go see your doctor to make sure there is no infection ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Swollen: Sounds like an infection of some sore. Strep, mono or other. I would get checked.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Anaphylaxis: Allergic reactions of varying degrees can cause this. Allergies can be environmental, dietary, or medication related. Allergic reactions can occur fr ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Post nasal drip: It seems the drip is more on the right side, being clogged on that side and throat irritation that side, perhaps because you lay more on that side to ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: you might need antibiotic, so please see a local physician. you can gargle with salt water, and treat some of your symptoms with OTC medicine. but see ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Need evaluation: Trouble swallowing and a swollen tongue are two findings that need immediate evaluation to prevent a more serious problem from occurring. Would sugge ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Excess swallowing should not cause these symptoms. Talk with primary doctor about your complaints to determine if something else is causing these symp ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
TMJ vs other problem: Might be TMJ but your symptoms are vague enough that I think an evaluation by a ENT doc is warranted. If negative, see TMJ specialist. Any dentist can ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Infection?: You may have a throat infection, or a tonsillitis. See your doctor.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
URI: The nasal congestion does cause the mouth breathing.. The lymph nodes i suppose are not he neck and most likely are reactive lymph nodes. 90% of URI a ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Chronic pharyngitis: can be due to several infectious agents, swollen lymph glands are expected, you need to see your doctor for evaluation , whether you need an antibio ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Chest Burnining: If you are having difficulty breathing, you should see a doctor or visit the er right away if you are not on treatment. Even with the above informatio ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
I wonder: are you using antihistamines for allergy symptoms? A side effect can be mouth dryness, which could worsen tonsil stones. These are mineralized depos ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Infection?: Sounds infectious. Need to see your doctor. Hope this helps.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Several possibilites: You may have an infection , salivary gland inflammation or infection, pharyngitis, dental infection. Please see you physician asap to prevent any ser ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Congestion /sore thr: Do u havce fever also, if so u might have the flu. Try dayquil ne the day time and nyquila t bedtime. If its has been going on for more than 3 days an ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann De nardin
21 years experience Family Medicine
Difficult breathing: Your symptoms could indicate asthma. It could also be a side effect of an ace inhibitor such as lisinopril. If the difficulty breathing is moderate ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Marquart
17 years experience General Surgery
Suggests a mass: These symptoms are concerning. You may have a thyroid or other neck mass. Please get evaluated by a primary care doctor.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
30 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: The bacteria or virus that affect your sinuses could affect your throat. Also, your nose produces a liter of post-nasal drainage a day in its attempts ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor : May be an infection, such as a tonsillar abscess, although I would think you may have fevers and feel sick if that were the case. See you doctor soon ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, reflux can: Cause significant chest pain. In fact that is the origin of the term heartburn. On the other hand, not all chest pain in people with GERD is GI in ori ... Read More

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