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Can Stress Cause Sore Throat
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Of course: Of course yelling all day can cause a sore, irritated throat. I would recommend you worry more about why you are so stressed and need to yell. You may want to see a therapist to evaluate and talk about your situation. Exercise and relaxation with deep breathing can be helpful as well. Good luck. ...Read more
Can stress/too cold environment/dust from aircon/fatigue could possibly irritate my throat and cause sore throat? Plss doctors response!
Achy body, shooting back pain, sore throat, tummy cramping, painful vagina but no lesions or anything been stressed lately what is the cause? HSV-1?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more
Hello! I have had recurrent sore throat for the past year, and the occasional feeling as if something is stuck in my throat (this comes and goes depending on how stressed I am and how much I smoke during the time) I have smoked from 16-17, quite for a yea
You need a scope.: A recurrent sore throat is not uncommon. If you have more than 6 infections in 1 year it is recommended to remove your tonsils. Feeling that something is stuck in your throat is uncommon and especially with your history of smoking my suggestion would be to visit and ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) doctor for a look at the back of your throat. I would also suggest to quit smoking. ...Read more
Had sore throat. Now Productive cough-10days. Wakeup coughing evrynight=lil sleep. Hv coughing fits evryday esp whn stressed. See Dr or wait it out?
I have been stressed through marriage break up and now have severe sore throat and white patches and diarreah can stress do this or should I visit doc?
Off & on sharp pain 2 inches behind right ear. Getting over a major burning sore throat on same side for a month. Major stress recently. Stress related?
Started prednisone 30mg 2x/day on tuesday. Tryong to determine if allergies are the problem. Very sore throat and achey muscles today. Super stressed.
I am experiencing sore throat, feeling anxious (worsened by: emotional stress), chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: taking deep breaths, press...
Sounds like panic: Attack, but organic illness needs to be ruled out first. You need to see your health care professional for a complete physical to exclude any serious cardiovascular or lung problems. If you smoke cigarettes, please stop (or get help stopping). If the work-up is negative for physical problems, looking into your emotional life and getting help with psychotherapy/meds is the next step. ...Read more
"Lump in throat" feeling and feeling very anxious. Been very stressed lately. No pain, no sore throat, no choking or trouble breathing. Anxiety?
Get checked: Emily....I find that anxiety is the proximate result of infection intracranially at the occiput / Infection can be measured with biomarker l-homocysteine. ABeta above 300 nanograms makes a person prone to anxiety. Have a MD check your throat for issues. I have seen many pts with mold toxins in throat. Urine test can diagnose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with EBV 15 yrs, im under a lot of stress have sore throat & swollen glands in my neck is it poss to have it again after all these yrs?
Finishing up vacation. Tickle in sore throat, clear mucus, no headache, no cough, no fever. Tightness across traps. Could it just be stress or also carrying around my 3 yr old for 2 weeks?
Virus: A viral infection of the upper respiratory tract is most likely with an oncoming head cold. This should run its course in several days without any specific treatment except rest, good fluid intake, throat lozenges or gargling with warm salt water. If a dry cough develops, robitussin Dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) offers soothing relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend has strep throat and was prescribed zpak. His sore throat is about 75% gone, but last night and this morning his heart was racing. He is also extremely stressed right now for work. His mind is very cloudy. The heart palpitations have since stopp
I had a WBC count of 11.1 three weeks ago; now it is 11.2.The neutrophils fell from 8.9 to 7.2. The platelets are normal with sinus draining with a slightly sore throat that happens with high stress. I am worried that it might be the start of leukemia?
Infection: Throat pain usually signals the invasion of these structures by a germ, usually viral but sometimes bacterial. This could be a simple passing virus that self heals, or something as bad as an abscess that may need surgical drainage. Depending on how you feel, a visit to have it evaluated my be prudent. ...Read more
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