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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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


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Can stress cause mouth sore and throat sore?

Can stress cause mouth sore and throat sore?

Yes: Stress can cause your body to use up b vitamins more quickly and make it easier to form mouth sores, however, a sore mouth is something that should be evaluated by your doctor or an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I have been stressed and yelling all day, can that cause a sudden sore throat?

I have been stressed and yelling all day, can that cause a sudden sore throat?

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

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Can stress/too cold environment/dust from aircon/fatigue could possibly irritate my throat and cause sore throat? Plss doctors response!

Can stress/too cold environment/dust from aircon/fatigue could possibly irritate my throat and cause sore throat? Plss doctors response!

Probably not: Sore throat can be due to allergy, to environmental toxins, to infection (viral or bacterial), to post-nasal drip, to reflux esophagitis, and other factors, but cold and dust from air conditioners is possible but not likely. Nothing is impossible. ...Read more

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What is a good goggle for sore throat can stress cause pimples to appear on body?

What is a good goggle for sore throat can stress cause pimples to appear on body?

Chloraseptic: I recommend Chloraseptic for your sore throat.

Stress can contribute to acne for sure, thanks for using Healthtap! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

See a doctor.: If the cough is productive and for 10 days it should be checked out to rule out pneumonia or bacterial infection. Either will need to be treated. Allergies with post nasal drip, asthma, and stress also need to be ruled out or treated. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Enlarged node: You are likely feeling an enlarged periauricular lymph node or else you are developing shingles. This is based on you being stressed- this will depress your immunity and will allow the varicella virus to come out of dormancy. Get it checked out by a health professional. ...Read more

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Started prednisone 30mg 2x/day on tuesday. Tryong to determine if allergies are the problem. Very sore throat and achey muscles today. Super stressed.

Started prednisone 30mg 2x/day on tuesday. Tryong to determine if allergies are the problem. Very sore throat and achey muscles today. Super stressed.

Allergies: If your trying to determine if allergy is the problem, see an allergist or ENT doctor who does allergy evaluation and get skin testing done. You have to wait a couple weeks after completing steroids because that will suppress your reactions to testing. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore throat, feeling anxious (worsened by: emotional stress), chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: taking deep breaths, press...

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

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"Lump in throat" feeling and feeling very anxious. Been very stressed lately. No pain, no sore throat, no choking or trouble breathing. Anxiety?

"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 more

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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?

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 more

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Chronic sore throat what could be the cause?

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Chronic sore throat what could be the cause?

GERD?: Common causes include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), post nasal drip, allergies, abscess, vocal cord or tonsillar issues. Consider seeing a ear, nose, throat (ENT) specialist. Best wishes to you! ...Read more

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What causes a painfully sore throat on one side.

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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Can crying cause sore throat?

Can crying cause sore throat?

Yes it can: Crying can cause a sore throat. However, if the sore throat persists for a long time such as several days then I would look into other possibilities such as a strep throat. If that happens go to your family doctor for evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do oral sex cause sore throat?

Do oral sex cause sore throat?

Oral Sex: Yes, only if there is an infection involved or trauma to the back of the throat during the encounter. ...Read more

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Can biotin cause a sore throat?

Can biotin cause a sore throat?

Biotin sore throat: Usually not but I am sure thee are a few that will have a reaction to the biotin. But by and large, it is supposed to be a product that is to help you try to stay wet. And moist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can snoring cause a sore throat?

Can snoring cause a sore throat?

Snoring: The turbulence created by the obstructed airway can cause irritation to the throat. Please discuss with your physician to rule out other possible causes. ...Read more

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Can sore throat cause myocarditis?

Can sore throat cause myocarditis?

Exact Cause unknown: It's believed to be viral - similar to some that have sore throat as a symptom. So, it's not that sore throat would cause it - but that they could both be effects of a virus.
Here info - but it's complicated. Https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Myocarditis
I hope you don't have it, but more than 1/2 recover. Follow Dr's orders! ...Read more

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Can rough oral sex cause a sore throat?

Can rough oral sex cause a sore throat?

Yes: It will give you infections......Gonococcos, chlamydia, shyphilis, hpv, herpes. .......Which can present as sore throat. Mechanical injury and sperm allergy also possible. ...Read more

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Does nasonax cause sore throat and coughing?

Does nasonax cause sore throat and coughing?

Not usually: Although any intranasal spray can cause throat symptoms Nasonex (mometasone) usually is quite well-tolerated. If you want to try to stop the Nasonex (mometasone) and see if your symptoms go away there's nothing wrong with that. ...Read more

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Help! Could sore throat cause back of neck to hurt?

Help! Could sore throat cause back of neck to hurt?

Glands swollen: If the glands in you neck are swollen with your sore throat they can irritate the neck muscles and the back of your neck can hurt. If it continues for more than a few days see your dr. ...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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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more