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what are the causes of a sore throat or difficulty in swallowing

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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

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Potentially this: could represent an allergic reaction to the medication. Stop using it for a few weeks and see if the symptoms resolve. Then try again and see if they ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Ostro
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergic sore throat: Sinus disease is always secondary to nasal inflammation (rhinitis). Rhinitis causes post-nasal drip which can cause throat irritation. By treating the ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Be concerned: Not sure what rps is. The presence of throat pain radiating to the ear can mean an infection, throat ulcer, tumor, neuralgia, thyroid inflammation or ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Viruses: There are more than two hundred different viruses that are known to cause the common cold alone. The three most common types are rhinoviruses , corona ... Read More
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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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Gerd: Yes,, gerd can give you a sore throat. Try using Tums (calcium carbonate) for relief. If it doesn't help consult your doctor
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Supportive care: Supportive care for a sore throat would generally consist of using over the counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen (available in ta ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Globus sensation?: Do you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." alternatively, you ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Specializes in Dentistry
Several...: Several possibilities exist including normal, "sore throat, " infection either viral or bacterial. If you're sure this is not your normal color and yo ... Read More
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