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A 41-year-old member asked:

Why is my throat swollen but not sore?

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Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Palatal edema: People who snore or have obstructive sleep apnea can develop swollen uvula without pain. See an ENT doctor for examination and possible sleep study.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What could cause a sore and swollen throat?

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Dr. Michael Armstrong
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Strept throat: Streptococcal tonsillitis is the most likely cause in young people. Mononucleosis and other viral sore throats are common, too. Cancer should be considered in adults over 40, especially smokers.
A 54-year-old female asked:

Swollen sore throat?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
I know a number...: ...Of infections that can cause that: strep throat, mono, adenovirus, coxsackie. Your doctor will have a better idea after an examination.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How does one treat a sore/swollen throat?

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Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Depends: Depends on the cause. Could have steep throat, tonsillitis, viral infection etc. Please see your doctor.
A 48-year-old member asked:

My throat is swollen and red but is not sore?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Allergy.: May be allergy. If it persists, or you develop other symptoms, see your doctor. Tell him if any particular things make it worse.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I have a sore swollen throat and pain in the lungs, what to do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Seek medical : Attention. You have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a streph throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey ; a small amount of lemon juice.

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