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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Prolonged Sore Throat

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What could cause a sore throat?

What could cause a sore throat?

Ear, throat: Best to get that checked by your doctor for pharyngitis, tonsillitis, otitis, etc., thru exam of throat & ears. Viral infection possibility if no fever. ...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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What is the cause of my sore throat?

What is the cause of my sore throat?

See pcp, & dentist: Do you have a cold? Sinus infection or post nasal dripping? Any gum pain or tooth pain? It could be an infection in throat, or it could be teeth related. See your doctor first. If he can't help, then see your dentist. ...Read more

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What are some causes of a sore throat?

Ear, throat: Best to get that checked by your doctor for pharyngitis, tonsillitis, otitis, etc., thru exam of throat & ears. Viral infection possibility if no fever. Other causes might be medications that dry your mouth. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, what's the cause?

I have a sore throat, what's the cause?

Unsure: Sore throat is a symptom which is associated with many conditions. Do you have a cold or flu? Then it's normal to have a sore throat. If not, it could be reflux or any of a number of other conditions. Please get to a primary care provider to review your health status, especially if you're not better by 2 weeks from when things started. ...Read more

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What can cause a sore throat in summer?

What can cause a sore throat in summer?

Same as winter: The frequency if differing viral & bacterial infections that cause throat pain varies over the seasons.However, most germs are present in sporadic numbers year round. Flu as a cause of throat pain may cluster in nov-feb but occurs worldwide all year long. Strep throat is present continuously. ...Read more

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Chronic sore throat what could be the cause?

Chronic sore throat what could be the cause?

A number of things: At your age the most common causes of chronic sore throat: 1) Nasal or sinus issues (drainage/infection) 2) Acid Reflux 3) Chronic tonsillitis The first two issues you can treat yourself with over the county (OTC) sinus remedies - if you have nasal/sinus issues. If you might have a touch of acid reflux, you can take OTC reflux meds (zantac) as a trial as well. For the third issue - see an ENT ...Read more

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What are the causes of perpetual sore throat?

What are the causes of perpetual sore throat?

Sore throat: Some of the more common things that lead to a persistent sore throat include allergies, sinus infection and reflux. A persistent cold would be unusual, but if you have had back-to-back viral infections, this could explain it, too. You could have strep throat or tonsillitis. You could have viral or bacterial pharyngitis. You could even have tonsillolith or tonsil stones that you can see. ...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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What causes a sore throat with no other symptoms?

What causes a sore throat with no other symptoms?

Possibly viral: Possibly a virus. 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 tea. ...Read more

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What's most likely cause of sore throat on the right side only?

What's most likely cause of sore throat on the right side only?

Many reasons: A peritonsillar abscess is a rare condition caused when a bacterial infection develops on one tonsil. Vocal nodules on one side could cause that. Dental causes cancer in one side of the throat. Polyp in sinus area on one side. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of my sore throat, and how do I cure it?

Strep infection : We don't know if you are smoker or you inhale second hand smoke, if you have large tonsils , if you have poor oral hygiene, poor diet, has not seen a dentist in years , as you can see several factors play rules in your sore throat, i can think of ten more reasons , advice you to see your doctor have him diagnose ...Read more

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What does a persistent sore throat mean? What could be the likely causes for a sore throat lasting more than two weeks?

What does a persistent sore throat mean? What could be the likely causes for a sore throat lasting more than two weeks?

Many possibilities: Without more detailed information about the location, the type of soreness, its relationship to other activities, and ancillary symptoms it is impossible to tell what this is due to. Any illness lasting more than two weeks, however, deserves a thorough evaluation. See your primary care physician and if needed they can refer you to an ear nose and throat doctor. ...Read more

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I wake up every morning with a sore throat and it goes away with time. Sometimes it wakes me up at night... What could be the cause?:(

I wake up every morning with a sore throat and it goes away with time. Sometimes it wakes me up at night...
What could be the cause?:(

Possibly post nasal.: drip. You may suffer from mild congestion that leads to post nasal drip that doesn't drain while you sleep due to gravity and lying supine. As you get up and stand, the gravity helps with drainage. Try sleeping on an extra pillow at night and using saline nasal spray at night. If problem persists, see PCP. ...Read more

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Feels like something is constantly in the right side of my throat. No sore throat. Causes constant coughing mostly when I lay down. What is it?

Feels like something is constantly in the right side of my throat. No sore throat. Causes constant coughing mostly when I lay down. What is it?

Globus: You are describing globus although there are a lot of causes to this cweondition. Typically we rule out the bad ones like masses or major infections. Then we treat things that commonly cause like reflux symptoms and minor inflammation. If you are a smoker, stop smoking since this can cause tumors and inflammation. ...Read more

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If cause of a chronic sore throat can't be easily determined, can it persist for months/years/indefinitely? Been through so many tests & no answers

If cause of a chronic sore throat can't be easily determined, can it persist for months/years/indefinitely? Been through so many tests & no answers

Chronic sore throat: Chronic sore throat most commonly due to lingering virus; post-nasal drip (see ENT if have not already: they can check your CBC, ESR, ANA to be sure not internal inflammation; allergies (can be environmental or food sensitivities: ie even though not "proven" would try gluten free diet for 3 months & focus on eating a low-inflammatory diet to see if this helps if all other tests have been normal ...Read more

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Hey, what causes sore throat and mucus in throat?

Hey, what causes sore throat and mucus in throat?

Usually PostNasalDrp: Usually post nasal drip. Your sinuses (allergies, infection, hyperactive) drain mucus down the back of your throat causing irritation to the throat. There are also other less common causes. ...Read more

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