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Doctor insights on: Muscle Tension And Throat Pain

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Can muscle tightness cause throat pain?

Yes: There are several strap muscles , that is muscles that. Are thin and run up and down, in the throat area on the front and just off center that could tighten up and cause throat pain. Could also be heart related, or reflux related. ...Read more

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I have severe throat pain and i need to sing . Can you please suggest throat muscle relaxant?

I have severe throat pain and i need to sing . Can you please suggest throat muscle relaxant?

Honey : Honey has been shown to coat the throat and decrease symptoms. Try gargling with salt water then swallowing a spoonful of honey. ...Read more

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Could throat pain & fullness on left side only be from a muscle? Have acid reflux and on meds. Had endoscopy that was good 2 mos ago.

Could throat pain & fullness on left side only be from a muscle? Have acid reflux and on meds. Had endoscopy that was good 2 mos ago.

Needs eval: Can't tell from the internet if what happened 2 months ago has tondo with now. Are you sick? Could you have strep ? Is this the same pain?!see your doc ...Read more

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Three days severe throat pain muscle aches low grade fever can't eat can't drink headche bloody snot please help?

Three days severe throat pain muscle aches low grade fever can't eat can't drink headche bloody snot please help?

Acute pharyngitis: Viral syndrome , self-limited if lasts beyond 3 days and results in high fever, needs anti-bacterial treatment. Take the baby to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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I had several pieces of "Difflam Loz" last week for the treatment of throat pain. The back muscles near the tonsils are numb no matter what I eat.

I had several pieces of "Difflam Loz" last week for the treatment of throat pain. The back muscles near the tonsils are numb no matter what I eat.

Unknown cause: Numbness should be evaluated immediately. Probably not due to Lozenge, but cause must be determined. Please schedule an appointment with an Ear/Nose/Throat Specialist. Cause may be allergic, neurologic, gastric, or one of many other causes. Go find out. ...Read more

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Neck stiffness with trouble turning head, throat pain and inability to feel food going down or burping up muscles all on one side. Pinched nerve neck?

Neck stiffness with trouble turning head, throat pain and inability to feel food going down or burping up muscles all on one side. Pinched nerve neck?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Chronic sore throat , believe its due to GERD but afraid of throat cancer . Throat pain seems to be more on the left side with sore neck muscles to .

Chronic sore throat , believe its due to GERD but afraid of throat cancer . Throat pain seems to be more on the left side with sore neck muscles to .

Prob GERD: Throat cancer would be EXCEEDINGLY rare at age 19. Best to see an Ear, Nose Throat specialist to have your cords visualized to be certain. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Sunday slept in really late which is very unusual for me. I have a sore throat, my muscles are really sore and i'm super tired. Is this cause for dr?

Sunday slept in really late which is very unusual for me. I have a sore throat, my muscles are really sore and i'm super tired. Is this cause for dr?

Streph Throat Test: Possibly streph throat or a viral infection. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile >>. ...Read more

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What are the causes of nausea sore throat, fever and muscle weakness in polio?

What are the causes of nausea sore throat, fever and muscle weakness in polio?

Infection: The disease is caused by a virus. The initial body reaction to the infection likely explains the sore throat & fever. The limb muscle weakness/paralysis is actually from damage to nerve cells, mostly in the spinal cord, that tell the muscles to contract. It can also affect muscles of breathing that are not directly under voluntary control, a feared complication. Recovery can be total or partial. ...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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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more