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I have burning sensation in throat and upper chest, what to do?

I have burning sensation in throat and upper chest, what to do?

See your physician: You may have reflux disease. You should get checked. Until then try an OTC PPI or antacid for relief. But make sure youmget checked. ...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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How to treat burning sensation in throat and upper chest?

How to treat burning sensation in throat and upper chest?

Need to know cause: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Can allergy cause random burning in neck throat ear and upper chest and a burning enlarged lyhme node near jaw behind ear?

Can allergy cause random burning in neck throat ear and upper chest and a burning enlarged lyhme node near jaw behind ear?

Not likely: Enlarged lymph nodes, tender and non tender are indicative of disease nd should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause a burning pain in my lower throat/ upper chest?

What could cause a burning pain in my lower throat/ upper chest?

Pain/throat/chest: The commonest cause of sumptoms you describe is gastro esophageal reflux.You can try over the counter Prilosec or prevacid (lansoprazole).If you still have the symptoms you should cosult your doctor as it may be esophagitis and may need endoscopy.Rare cuses are inhalant allergy, gall bladder disease. ...Read more

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Burning sensation and tightening in throat ad upper chest. Feels like something is stuck. What is this?

Burning sensation and tightening in throat ad upper chest.  Feels like something is stuck.  What is this?

Careful!: Not to be funny, however we always worry about these symptoms in men, but, the biggest killer of women is heart disease. It could be simple indegestion however it your symptoms worsen or do not subside i would seek immediate medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Discomfort in my throat and upper chest. Not a sore throat, but a different pain.feels achey maybe?amoxiciilan didnt work. possible causes?been months

Discomfort in my throat and upper chest. Not a sore throat, but a different pain.feels achey maybe?amoxiciilan didnt work. possible causes?been months

Throat chest pain: Greetings. Lot of possible causes are present. I would question muscular skeletal sources. Do you lift a lot?carry heavy back pack or purse? Lift weights? Ibuprofen is a good start with food. Take the med for 10-14 days. This should provide relief and reduce inflammation. If shortness of breath, sweats or radiation to your back / neck occurs then see your doctor. May need additional testing. GL ...Read more

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Dx few yrs back with mulitnodular goiter, recently developed sore throat, with pain in throat and upper chest upon swallowing, could the 2 be related?

Dx few yrs back with mulitnodular goiter, recently developed sore throat, with pain in throat and upper chest upon swallowing, could the 2 be related?

Possible: Depends on how big the gland was originally. If it's been a long time since you have it rechecked, now would be the time. It's possible that your current symptom is thyroid related, although unlikely. ...Read more

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I have a fever and below normal temperature, sore throat and I am coughing up blood tinged phlegm. Pain inside right upper chest.?

I have a fever and below normal temperature, sore throat and I am coughing up blood tinged phlegm. Pain inside right upper chest.?

Depends: An md consult would not be out of order at your age. It is likely pharyngitis or bronchial spasms secondary to a moderate respiratory infection or even allergies. If irritated enough by coughing, a small amount of blood could look more foreboding mixed in with phlegm or saliva. By the way fever= higher temperature. Feel better! ...Read more

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Pain in ear, throat and upper chest. Severe, burning and sharp stabbing. Only lasted a minute or two. Ear felt full. Scary and weird. Came on suddenly?

See an Otologist: If the ear and side of pain were the same as your history of facial nerve decompression which was done through the ear and mastoid you need to see an ENT doc. In the meantime take ibuprofen 400mg every 6 hours ...Read more

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My girlfriend's upper chest and throat itches. There are red bumps. Her cheekbones started to hurt like it's burning in the sun, even when she's not?

My girlfriend's upper chest and throat itches. There are red bumps. Her cheekbones started to hurt like it's burning in the sun, even when she's not?

URI symptoms.: It is possible that this could represent an allergic respnse. It would be best to see your family doctor to also exclude a viral infection. ...Read more

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Burning in upper chest, neck, and into arms for over a week. Is this a symptom of herpes?

Burning in upper chest, neck, and into arms for over a week.  Is this a symptom of herpes?

Explanation : Burning sensation can be caused by herpes. But, my opinion, that this is something else because your area of burning are large, and you need evaluation by doctor. And herpes will be visible within one week. ...Read more

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My shoulders bothering me. When I lift my arm a little burning pain in the 'corner' of my joint. Neck and upper chest feel tight. Surfing a lot.

My shoulders bothering me. When I lift my arm a little burning pain in the 'corner' of my joint.  Neck and upper chest feel tight. Surfing a lot.

Rotator Cuff: Sounds like you are suffering from a tendonitis/strain in one of your Rotator cuff tendons!! Upper chest muscle strain may also be playing a role in your symptoms. SURFING will do it!!! Rest and take anti-inflammatory medications for a while. See a Physical Medicine DOC Physiatrist who can analyze what you are doing while surfing to strain your shoulder/upper chest
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Lump near jaw behind ear at times it is swollen having a burning feeling in neck upper chest and across upper back. Parts of body itchy.

Lump near jaw behind ear at times it is swollen having a burning feeling in neck upper chest and across upper back. Parts of body itchy.

Well: The lump could be a swollen lymph node which could mean an infection present you should get checked out immediately! ...Read more

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Please... is there anything over-the-counter that will soothe a severe sore throat and burning in my chest?

Please... is there anything over-the-counter that will soothe a severe sore throat and burning in my  chest?

No: Sounds like you have bronchitis. You can use any of the OTC decongestants like Mucinex (guaifenesin) but most likely you need to be evaluated by a doctor and may need antibiotics plus a prescription medicine for the discomfort. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat that started yesterday and got worst when i woke up. There is a burning irritation in my chest as well as my throat?

I have a sore throat that started yesterday and got worst when i woke up.  There is a burning irritation in my chest as well as my throat?

See your doctor: A professional evaluation and examination is necessary to rule out viral vs bacterial infection and to determine if antibiotics are necessary. ...Read more

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I have been couching up green mucus for over two months now.I also have burning in my chest when i couch, and wake up with a sore throat most mornings?

I have been couching up green mucus for over two months now.I also have burning in my chest when i couch, and wake up with a sore throat most mornings?

Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, or a long cough, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat doesn't hurt when I eat or drink it helps but it burning and now I've got a cough and it hurts my chest too cough ?

Sore throat doesn't hurt when I eat or drink it helps but it burning and now I've got a cough and it hurts my chest too cough  ?

Postnasal drip: It's likely postnasal drip that's causing it. I recommend sinus washing and a bit of a nasal steroid spray. Not sure if that's over the counter in your country. ...Read more

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Constant acidity,dry cough,burning in throat+chest when exercising,breathing trouble.Is my sleep apnea causing this or is it acidity causing apnea?

Constant acidity,dry cough,burning in throat+chest when exercising,breathing trouble.Is my sleep apnea causing this or is it acidity causing apnea?

Chicken & egg: There is an association between acid reflux and sleep apnea. There is no proof that reflux leads to sleep apnea (or vice-versa) but the association between the two has been shown repeatedly. You need optimal treatment of BOTH conditions to feel well again, so TTYD about a sleep study with a CPAP mask and Prilosec or other acid blocker. Hope this helps. Thanks 4 trusting HealthTap w/ your question. ...Read more

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I've had GIRD for years & recent diag. w/ Barretts. I just awoke w/ terrific acid reflux burning in throat, red blood in spit.& burning in rt chest. ?

I've had GIRD for years & recent diag. w/ Barretts. I just awoke w/ terrific acid reflux burning in throat, red blood in spit.& burning in rt chest.  ?

See your doctor.: it is not normal to have blood in your saliva or to have the new onset of right-sided chest pain despite presumed treatment for your chronic Gerd. Because of the acute change in symptoms, I would see your doctor or a gastroenterologist as soon as you can. I would see them soon, but in the meantime I would add in in chewable antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate). Good luck. ...Read more

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Burping and a gulping sensation tonight. Tried multiple pillows. Antacids and Mylanta. Dozed off and suddenly sensation my air stopped in throat. Sat up and hard belch produced severe burning in throat and chest. Terrible taste. After hour, throat se

Burping and a gulping sensation tonight.  Tried multiple pillows.  Antacids and Mylanta.  Dozed off and suddenly sensation my air stopped in throat.  Sat up and hard belch produced severe burning in throat and chest.  Terrible taste. After hour, throat se

Bad GERD: Sounds like you have acid from the stomach coming right up into your mouth - GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease - GERD. This produces symptoms as you describe. Treatment is simple - an over the counter PPI such as omeprazole will work wonders. Real question is why this is occurring - should see doc to straighten this out. ...Read more

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I am hot but no fever, sore throat from sneezing and athma. Feels like my arm is burning or it changes to my neck or just chest burning..Bp is normal?

I am hot but no fever, sore throat from sneezing and athma. Feels like my arm is burning or it changes to my neck or just chest burning..Bp is normal?

Doesn't sound good: A primary care doctor can evaluate to see what problems and treatments are needed. A person with asthma needs medication in cases of allergies, colds, flu's, or pneumonia (so his asthma won't get worse and worse, which in an unlucky person can be fatal). Burning, or other strange sensations, in the arm and neck may be from irritation to nerves as the nerves come out of the spine (dr. Can check). ...Read more

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I have a fever 100.2 , ear ache and sore throat . My chest hurts when I breath like a burning feeling or soreness . Is this a cold or something else?

I have a fever 100.2 , ear ache and sore throat . My chest hurts when I breath like a burning feeling or soreness . Is this a cold or something else?

Febrile illness: This sounds as if you should go to see a doctor ASAP, either in an ER or an Urgent Care facility. Although this may be a viral illness, the chest burning is concerning and it would be advisable to be examined and perhaps have a chest x-ray and perhaps some labs depending upon what the doctor examining you finds. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Day1 sore throat day2 stuffy runny nose burning chest day3 stuffy runny nose sneezing burning chest with cough and light mucus chills at night 99.7??

Day1 sore throat day2 stuffy runny nose burning chest day3 stuffy runny nose sneezing burning chest with cough and light mucus chills at night 99.7??

Descending URI: It sounds like you have a mild upper respiratory illness that started with a sore throat. 90% of Pharyngitis (sore throat) comes from a virus, not a bacteria, and you can't take antibiotics for it. Most symptoms of the common cold can be treated with over the counter medication, decongestants and cough suppressants. High fevers, chills, and/or persistent sore throat warrants a visit to your doctor ...Read more

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