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I have been having pain between shoulder blades mainly on right side and the last two days have felt burning in the back of my throat. Gerds? Cancer?

I have been having pain between shoulder blades mainly on right side and the last two days have felt burning in the back of my throat. Gerds? Cancer?

Esophagus: It is possible that you are having some esophageal dysfunction causing interscapular discomfort and reflux. Occasionally gall bladder problems can cause similar symptoms. Discuss this with your physician if symptoms persist. In the meantime taking prilosec May help. ...Read more

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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I have got a sudden burning at the back of my throat it is really sore and hurts just doing nothing. What could it be?

I have got a sudden burning at the back of my throat it is really sore and hurts just doing nothing. What could it be?

Symptom control meas: Pain in throat is often due to virus infection like the common cold virus. It should settle down in 5-7 days. Take a couple of tylenol (acetaminophen) tablets as needed for pain relief. ...Read more

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Can there be anything i can do to make the burning sensation in the back of my throat stop?

Can there be anything i can do to make the burning sensation in the back of my throat stop?

Throat burning: Can be caused by nasal discharge or acid reflux, both of which are quite common. Because reflux is more likely to burn than post nasal drip, reflux treatment would be the first to try. You could select from antacids (tums, maalox, etc), zantac or prilosec. All are available over-the-counter. Most effective is likely to be prilosec. If that isn't helpful, try an antihistamine like zrytec. ...Read more

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I get a 'burning' feeling in the back of my throat and then major draining of phlegm with a chunk of solid material in it..Why?

I get a 'burning' feeling in the back of my throat and then major draining of phlegm with a chunk of solid material in it..Why?

Probable nasopharyng: The nasopharynx is the area at the junction of the nasal cavity and upper throat which can have both acute and chronic infection. The acute type has a sore throat, drainage, and often ear pain and can be viral or bacterial. The chronic form has chunks of discolored drainage particularly in the morning with persistent daytime post nasal drip and sore throat. Suggest bacterial culture. ...Read more

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My mouth is always dry and lip have a burning sensation back of my throat feel dry and sometimes hurt?

My mouth is always dry and lip have a burning sensation back of my throat feel dry and sometimes hurt?

See your doctor to : make sure that your medications, eyedrops, or any medical disease or condition may not be causing this. Sometimes antihistamines, autoimmune conditions, antidepressants, can cause the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat to feel try. So this needs to be looked into further. Usually an easy solution. May need to change your medication. Or treat your condition differently. ...Read more

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I have yellow soft palate with few little pink dots, halitosis and on and off freezing/burning sensation at the back of my throat. What should I do?

I have yellow soft palate with few little pink dots, halitosis and on and off freezing/burning sensation at the back of my throat. What should I do?

See otolaryngology: An otolaryngologist (ENT) will evaluate your sinuses, oral cavity and pharynx (throat). This may be related to chronic sinusitis, allergic post nasal drainage, chronic tonsillitis, minor salivary gland inflammation, tobacco use, laryngopharyngeal reflux or other oral conditions related to systemic illness. ...Read more

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I had a dry burning sensation in the back of my throat, but now I have thick green and brown mucus in throat, still dry, bad taste, yellow tint tounge?

I had a dry burning sensation in the back of my throat, but now I have thick green and brown mucus in throat, still dry, bad taste, yellow tint tounge?

Run-of-the-Mill: Sounds like you have what i just got over. No biggie. You need more fluids and brush your teeth and tongue twice a day. You may develop other symptoms too, like a cough and headache but it should all blow over in a week or so. Over the counter cold and cough meds should help. If getting progressively worse, however, then you may want to see a doctor, especially if a high fever develops. ...Read more

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What is the near constant burning that sits at the back of my throat and down to my stomach and what can I do about it? This burning has been ongoing for several years and has intensified over the last couple years. It feels like boiling water is continu

What is the near constant burning that sits at the back of my throat and down to my stomach and what can I do about it? This burning has been ongoing for several years and has intensified over the last couple years.  It feels like boiling water is continu

It : It sounds as though you may be suffering from gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd). The most common symptoms of gerd are: - heartburn - sore throat - "lump in the throat" sensation or difficulty swallowing - acidic or sour taste in your mouth - dry cough - hoarseness - regurgitation (wet burps) it makes sense that dairy products such as yogurt or milkshakes would give some relief - milk had antacid properties. It is important to discuss these symptoms with your doctor. There are many antacid and acid blocker medications that can help alleviate your symptoms. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to help: - avoid spicy, acidic, or fatty foods - avoid alcohol and caffeine - stop smoking if you smoke - avoid tight clothing - especially tight belts and pants - eat small meals - do not eat for a few hours before going to bed. Good luck! ...Read more