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Throat feels like it is bruised. Inside throat doesn't hurt. Normal energy. No fever. Do have allergies but never had this before. Still have tonsils?

Throat feels like it is bruised. Inside throat doesn't  hurt. Normal energy. No fever. Do have allergies but never had this before. Still have tonsils?

Congestion of throat: Good evening, i did not see any question. Your feeling of the throat "being bruised" could be from congestion of pharynx and tonsils, which could be caused by a viral infection or allergies. Gargling with salt water and use throat lozenges may relieve symptoms. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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What can you do for a bruised throat from oral sex?

What can you do for a bruised throat from oral sex?

No treatment: Analgesic (ibuprofen or alieve), puree to soft non chew diet (less irritating when swallowing) and not engaging in fellatio for a week or two. ...Read more

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I have unexplained bruises on my throat. One appears, stays a week, fades away and another appears. This has been occurring for six weeks.?

I have unexplained bruises on my throat. One appears, stays a week, fades away and another appears. This has been occurring for six weeks.?

Palatal trauma: The simple causes are snoring with palatal vibration that may be forceful, or excessive throat clearing with the palate. However, in the absence of traumatic bruising of the palate, one has to be concerned about spontaneous bruising or ecchymoses of the palate. This could signal a systemic condition, and a thorough evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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What can I do if my throat feels inflamed and bruised, what could this be?

What can I do if my throat feels inflamed and bruised, what could this be?

Viral infection?: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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What causes bruising on throat?

What causes bruising on throat?

BRUISING ON THROAT: HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN HAPPENING? DO YOU TAKE ANY PAIN PILLS LIKE ASPIRIN OR ANY ANSAIDS LIKE TYLENOL (acetaminophen) OR ALEVE, ETC.? If it persists, please see your PCP. AND SOON! ...Read more

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My throat has felt bruised on the outside for a couple of weeks. Today i noticed the left side feels enlarged and lump while the right side doesn't?

My throat has felt bruised on the outside for a couple of weeks. Today i noticed the left side feels enlarged and lump while the right side doesn't?

Reactive: This is most likely an enlarged lymph node. The vast majority of swollen lymph nodes "react" to viral infections. This is their job description. They enlarge to help fight the infection. It it's larger than a marble or has been their for more than 2 weeks, have your doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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My throat feels swollen and like a bruise and I can't swallow what should I do?

My throat feels swollen and like a bruise and I can't swallow what should I do?

Swollen Throat: if you truly can't swallow get off the internet and go right to the ER, call an ambulance if no one can take you. ...Read more

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My throat is hurting very bad, almost like a bruise, like someone punched me inside my throat. It burns as well like its on fire.

My throat is hurting very bad, almost like a bruise, like someone punched me inside my throat. It burns as well like its on fire.

Infection: Pharyngitis, a throat inflammation, is most commonly due to a viral infection which usually resolves without any specific treatment within a week. If the sore throat worsens instead of gradually improving, a throat culture to check for strep is recommended as this would be treated with antibiotics. Gargle with warm salt water,suck on lozenges and take Tylenol (acetaminophen) in the meantime. ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more