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How come sometimes when you wake up your throat hurts really bad?

How come sometimes when you wake up your throat hurts really bad?

Several Reasons: One possibility is post nasal drip. While you are laying down, mucus from your nose drains down into your throat (your nose & throat are all connected in the back). This can cause a sore throat when you wake up. The mucus could be from an infection or allergies. Another possibility is dryness. At night your throat can dry out, esp. If you breathe through your mouth. See dr if worsens or concerned. ...Read more

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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 does it mean when your throat hurts really bad?

What does it mean when your throat hurts really bad?

Throat Pain: Throat pain can be caused by infections, abscesses, acid reflux disorders, chronic tonsillitis, etc. Etc. Your doctor or ENT physician can diagnose and treat the problem. ...Read more

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My fiance's throat hurts really bad what should he take??

My fiance's throat hurts really bad what should he take??

Lozenge: First the cause of the pain needs to be determined before a treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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My throat hurts really bad to swallow and I had a fever/ strept?

Possibly..: No way to know from these symptoms alone. See your doctor or go to your nearest urgent care for complete evaluation and strep culture. ...Read more

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How to stop coughing I cough bad and my throat hurts what can I do plus my throat hurts really bad now ?

How to stop coughing I cough bad and my throat hurts what can I do plus my throat hurts really bad now 
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Sore throat: My first choice would be for you to go to the nearest pharmacy. If the medicine doesn't help in a day or two, please see your primary doctor. If the doctor cannot see you for a few days please go to the nearest Emergency facility. Things should be fine soon. ...Read more

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I had surgery Thursday. But now I have this deep cough that hurts when I cough and my throat hurts really bad. ?

I had surgery Thursday.  But now I have this deep cough that hurts when I cough and my throat hurts really bad.  ?

Very common: It's very common to have a sore throat post operatively, especially if you were intubated (had a breathing tube) as part of your procedure. Over the counter throat remedies can be used to help you symptoms as limited by your other medical conditions. If you begin to have a temperature (>101.5), trouble breathing, or another issue, call your doctor. Make sure to see your doctor post operatively. ...Read more

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My throat hurts really bad, but I am not sure if it is due to allergies or strep throat. How do I find out?

My throat hurts really bad, but I am not sure if it is due to allergies or strep throat. How do I find out?

Sxs & Lab Test: Sxs of strep throat: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Allergies won't normally cause fever or markedly enlarged tonsils. If in doubt - see your physician. Rapid strep test & culture are used to determine if suspicious sxs are due to strep or not. ...Read more

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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more