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Dry Throat Hard To Swallow
Need to be evaluated: There can be a number of things that cause a sore throat. Swelling of the throat with difficulty swallowing could progress to a very serious problem if not treated. You need to be evaluated to determine the cause of the swelling and have the appropriate treatment initiated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before , or after the swallow depending on the problem ...Read more
Sore throat: Throat swelling and soreness can be due to an a virus (cold) or bacterial (strep) infection, post nasal drip from nose congestion, heartburn, smoking, air pollution, or even yelling. It is much less common for an enlarged thyroid to cause a swollen throat but if you have a thyroid problem, you should have your doctor exam you. Fortunately most sore throats are minor and go away by themselves. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pharyngitis: There are lots of causes of sore throat, from post nasal drip, to viral infections (even as bad as mono), to strep throat. Stay hydrated. If you don't have a fever, sit tight. Antihistamines can help post nasal drip, but they can also be drying, so be careful. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen are always helpful. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Experiencing; blocked nose, blocked ears, dry and bloodshot eyes, coughed up blood, hurts to swallow and hard to breath with flemy throat.
Got sore throat like swallowing glass, temp&aching joints. Need to cough but can't, too painful so find it hard to breathe. Any suggestions?
Need throat culture: No way to answer what ails you. ...Read more
Feel sore throat behind the uvula. What can cause this? Feels burning sensation. Hard to swallow too
Uvala sore. Hard to swallow feels like food is getting stuck in top of mouth/throat. Weird to swallow. What can cause this?
Bronchitis vs pneumo: You could have bronchitis or pneumonia. If you are having lots of thick mucous this may affect gas exchange and cause shortness of breath. You can try over the counter mucolytic drugs (ie guaifenisin) but if your symptoms continue you will have to see your healthcare provider. ...Read more
Throat is killing me. Hard to swallow, fever, lethargic, sore throat, mouth/tongue also hurts. Best over-the-counter remedies?
Sinus or Reflux?: Thick mucus in the throat is due to irritation to the mucosa. Generally this means either 1)irritation due to postnasal drip from allergies or chronic sinus infection, or 2)irritation from acid reflux (laryngopharyngeal, "silent" reflux). The former is treated with a nasal steroid spray and saline sinus rinses. The latter with acid suppressing meds. Your doctor can help pin down a specific cause. ...Read more
Fluids/lozenges: for moderate pain in your throat due to dryness, fluids, Advil 400 mg po q 6 hrs. Lozenges and time. If you develop fever, emesis, sore throat , rash, make virtual appt to check further. Check for other symptoms, ie itchy, sneezy symptoms. congestion, which is caused by hay fever. ...Read more
Sore throat. No strep. Test negative. Feels swollen on the inside and tight. Hard to swallow. Feel the need to gag. Feels like I'm gong to vomit.
Sore throat. Feels like a lump when i swallow, hard to swallow. Should i drink hot or cold things?
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