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How can I tell if I have adenoiditis? I have symptoms of pain when swallowing?

T ; A Discomfort: If you have swollen tonsils and/or adenoids, your physician is most able to diagnose you and render the necessary treatment. Often, inflamed t;a's accompany an infection that should be treated, sometimes with antibiotics if it is of bacterial origin. Today, avoid acidic food and drinks, and stick to water and painkillers (aspirin if you can take it) and a bland diet. ...Read more

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My tonsilitus is really hurting what can I do to ease the pain when swallowing?

My tonsilitus is really hurting what can I do to ease the pain when swallowing?

Tonsillitis: Tonsillitis can be caused by viral or bacterial infections.Viral infections are not treated with antibiotics. The number of adults with chronic tonsillitis is on the rise because adults never had tonsils removed as children. Treatment is sometimes surgery even in adults.Adult patients who had disabling sore throat more than 3 times per year may require tonsillectomy. If recurrent, see physician. ...Read more

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Right side chest pain when swallowing?

GERD : Most likely acid reflux, but other things needs to be ruled out. See gastroenterologist or pcp. ...Read more

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Pain when swallowing and having a dry cough. What should I do?

Pain when swallowing and having a dry cough. What should I do?

Possibilities.....: If there is no fever, it is likely a viral syndrome which will resolve on its own. Treatment would involve symptom control like plenty of fluids, throat lozenges, etc. If your symptoms persist beyond 7 days or if a fever occurs, see your doctor to r/o a bacterial infection which would require antibiotics. ...Read more

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A 60 year old man has discomfort/pain when swallowing in the sternal notch area. It started abowut 1 month ago. Could you please give me the possible ?

A 60 year old man has discomfort/pain when swallowing in the sternal notch area. It started abowut 1 month ago. Could you please give me the possible ?

Swallow difficulty: May be GERD w/ or without h pylori, , or infeciton in esophagus like candida or stricture can be evaluated with EGD where they look down esophagus w/ scope. May also be achalasia -spasm/ irregular perastalsis ( the movement that pushes food along) rarely stroke, mass lesion. Get CT chest, thyroid ultrasound F/u/ w/ doc and gastroenterologist ...Read more

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What causes lower neck pain when swallowing?

What causes lower neck pain when swallowing?

Lots: Could be inflammation of throat, enlarged thyroid, swollen lymph nodes, tumor, other. ...Read more