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Causes of extreme throat pain?

Causes of extreme throat pain?

3 most common: Cold, strep throat, tonsillitis most common causes. May required treatment. See MD. If tonsillitis and recurrent, may need ENT evaluation. ...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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I have a acutely painful sensation- tearing, maybe?- in my extreme lower throat when i inhale deeply. Former heavy smoker. Quit for 3 years.

I have a acutely painful sensation- tearing, maybe?- in my extreme lower throat when i inhale deeply. Former heavy smoker. Quit for 3 years.

Get checked: You are not too young to have a serious issue from heavy smoking. A doctor would need more info than you gave in order to make an intelligent assessment. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up with an extreme sore throat, but no other symptoms.

I woke up with an extreme sore throat, but no other symptoms.

Throat: You could start with gargling and ibuprofen but if its hard to swallow and you have a fever you need to go to an urgent care, have it looked at and get a culture. ...Read more

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I was sick with extreme sore throat, cough, and stuffiness and had a thick brown slimey discharge from my vagina. What could this have been?

I was sick with extreme  sore throat, cough, and stuffiness and had a thick brown slimey discharge from my vagina. What could this have been?

Vaginal discharge: Without more history and the ability to examine you it is impossible to diagnose this over the internet. If this continues would definitely see a doctor and be professionally evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Recent break up extremely stressful and drinkin heavy now have extreme strep throat and can't swallow and diarreah could it be from alcohol and stress?

Recent break up extremely stressful and drinkin heavy now have extreme strep throat and can't swallow and diarreah could it be from alcohol and stress?

Peculiar question: "Strep" throat is a bacterial infection you get after exposure to a source. If your drinking has impaired your hygiene (not washing your hands, sharing with an infected source) it could have an impact, but the booze does not cause strep throat. Booze does not cause diarrhea, although some may have it with stress.Sounds like you need to be tested and treated, whatever the cause. ...Read more

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I'm snowed in and in the 4th day of an extreme sore throat, cough and possible fever. Swallowing is very painful, and the cough is constant tickle?

I'm snowed in and in the 4th day of an extreme sore throat, cough and possible fever. Swallowing is very painful, and the cough is constant tickle?

HealthTap Prime...: If you connect with one of the HealthTap physicians in your area, you can discuss this in some detail over HealthTap Prime or through the Concierge service. A severe sore throat with trouble swallowing and fever should have abscess of tonsils or strep throat ruled out. Abscess tends to be pain and swelling more on one side. Antibiotics may be needed in your case, but this could also be viral. ...Read more