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I have a bad sore throat I looked in my mouth and my throat has pimpels or something?

I have a bad sore throat I looked in my mouth and my throat has pimpels or something?

Get a throat culture: Sounds like you have a common bacterial (can also be viral) infection such as streptococchus. Get it checked out with your general md. ...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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My throat has been sore for days and my tonsils touch when i swallow i also have a headache and a slight fever.

My throat has been sore for days and my tonsils touch when i swallow i also have a headache and a slight fever.

Tonsillitis: You may have tonsillitis. Viral vs. Bacterial (usually strep) needs to be differentiated for appropriate treatment to be administered. See your doc who can get more history, look at you and do a strep test. ...Read more

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I have a swollen uvula with a white looking spot or blister, I have my tonsils removed n have a sore throat and a gagging feeling in my throat help?

I have a swollen uvula with a white looking spot or blister, I have my tonsils removed n have a sore throat and a gagging feeling in my throat help?

Go to the ER: For gagging sensations with a swollen uvula, I would go to the Emergency Room. You should have a doctor evaluate your airway and make sure your throat is not closing off. Have someone drive you or get a taxi. Better not to take a chance with your airway... ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and my lower back hurts and I also have a bad cough?

I have a sore throat and my lower back hurts and I also have a bad cough?

Muscle pain: Hard coughing fits can cause the muscles of the back and abdomen to become sore. Combined with sore throat may be start of upper respiratory infection. Drink plenty of water, hot tea/honey for cough and heating pad for back. Most viral infections will worsen by day 3 and improve by day 5. Avoid unnecessary antibiotics as they only help in bacterial infections. If rapidly worsen see MD ...Read more

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I have a sore throat?

I have a sore throat?

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat?

I have a sore throat?

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol or Motrin can help decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat?

I have a sore throat?

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease pain. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat?

I have a sore throat?

Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Hi there I just noticed a couple of minutes ago that I have Lumps my tonsils, and have a stiff neck and my throat is sore in the mornings.

Hi there I just noticed a couple of minutes ago  that I have Lumps my tonsils, and have a stiff neck and my  throat is sore in the mornings.

Chronic tonsilitis: Tonsils are normally slightly lumpy and have nooks and crannies, but if its getting worse and is associated with sore throat, you may be early in the stages of chronic tonsillitis. i would recommend darling with saltwater at least 3 times per day and drinking lots of water. if it continues or gets worse, see a specialist. Regarding the neck strain, see your primary care doctor first. ...Read more

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I have a glug in my throat and a slight aching spot?

I have a glug in my throat and a slight aching spot?

Gurgling in throat: A glug or gurgling in the throat can be from post nasal drip. And it can be due to common cold or another infection causing mucus trickling down the throat or due to allergy. Most of the time it is self limiting and gets better by itself .Sometimes you have to use decongestants with or without Antihistaminr . If it persists you should consult your family doctor ...Read more

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I have a pain in my throat if i am swallowing my saliva for almost a 2 weeks now. I noticed also that i have back pain because of my throat. ?

I have a pain in my throat if i am swallowing my saliva for almost a 2 weeks now. I noticed also that i have back pain because of my throat. ?

Referred pain.: Back pain from your throat would be very unusual. More like referred pain. I suspect you have some viral illness that can cause this. If you smoke this can also do it. If it persist you need to see your doc. ...Read more

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I have a sore on the tip of my tongue and I've had a fever, sweats . Feels like there is a lump in my throat. I also have pain in my ears?

I have a sore on the tip of my tongue and I've had a fever, sweats . Feels like there is a lump in my throat. I also have pain in my ears?

Sore, fever, sweat: it is hard hard to know for certain why these symptoms without more history and a physical exam, but an acute viral illness can present itself like that ...Read more

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Why do I have a white junk in my tonsils with my sore throat?

Why do I have a white junk in my tonsils with my sore throat?

Infection: Tonsils help to fight infection and they may develop small areas of inflammatory materials in the crypts of the tonsils which present as a white coating or white spots. Sometimes this is more common with strep and you should be tested. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and i am coughing often my tounge is sore and the back of my throat is sore i also have a runny nose its hard for me to swallow.

I have a sore throat and i am coughing often my tounge is sore and the back of my throat is sore i also have a runny nose its hard for me to swallow.

Doctor can evaluate: Throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). The doctor can listen to the chest to see if anything serious is going on. ...Read more

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I have had a cough and sore throat for about a week. I have developed a bump on the roof of my mouth that i can barely reach with my tongue.

I have had a cough and sore throat for about a week.  I have developed a bump on the roof of my mouth that i can barely reach with my tongue.

Cough: Patients of any age who have had cough for a week or more, especially when accompanied by a sore throat, should be examined by a doctor. Though the cause of your symptoms may be viral, and therefore ultimately resolve on their own, there is still a possibility that the cause may be bacterial. In this case, antibiotics may be needed to achieve full resoluation. ...Read more

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What illness do I have if I have a sore throat and feels like flem stuck in my throat?

What illness do I have if I have a sore throat and feels like flem stuck in my throat?

Usually a cold: Sore throat and phlegm in the throat from a viral upper respiratory infection can last 1-2 weeks. If you're ill (not just miserable) or have a high fever, coughing up blood, weight loss, or symptoms longer than three weeks, see a doctor. Possible causes range from cough due to Lisinopril (a blood pressure drug), asthma, or infections, including "valley fever" or tuberculosis. ...Read more

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I am 16 week pregnant, i have canker sore in my throat, is it safe orajel for my baby?

I am 16 week pregnant, i have canker sore in my throat, is it safe orajel for my baby?

Yes: No problem with this. Do not overdo it because you may make it worse. Warm salt water rinses (1 tsp/8oz ) 4-5 times a day really help. Dry the area with a Q-tip first then apply oragel or baby oragel with a Q-tip. Good Luck. Good to consider the effects on your baby. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore in my throat thats causing my ulva to red,swell,pain when I swallow. What to do to make go away the sore go away and for pain?

I have a canker sore in my throat thats causing my ulva to red,swell,pain when I swallow. What to do to make go away the sore go away and for pain?

Sore in throat: Canker sores are rarely found in the back of the throat. That being said, If it is a canker sore, it will resolve itself in 7-10 days. You should consult a dentist, oral surgeon or ENT specialist to confirm exactly what type of sore you have in your throat. If it has lasted for more than 10 days, or if it has re-occured, have it checked ASAP. ...Read more

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I have some thing sore in my throat and feel acid in my stomach and when I singing my voice get weak is this a sign of hiv?

I have some thing sore in my throat and feel acid in my stomach and when I singing my voice get weak is this a sign of hiv?

See below: If you are concerned about HIV you should see your doctor to get tested. However it is more likely that voice may be getting affected by gastric acid reflux and you may need to consult your doctor anyway. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been smoke free for 8weeks now, and I have a sore feeling in my throat when i swallow (it feels thick) is this normal? :)

See a doctor: If you have persistent sore throat, you should see a doctor for examination. Trouble swallowing hoarseness, cough are additional symptoms that warrant an examination. ...Read more

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I have had a sore area in my throat on the right side only and have not been sick. What could cause this? No lump can be felt.

I have had a sore area in my throat on the right side only and have not been sick. What could cause this? No lump can be felt.

Right throat sore: I would have your doctor or a throat specialist (ENT) have a look at the are your are concerned about. To determine what is causing your sore throat, and how to resolve it, additional information is needed. Do you smoke? Have you ever smoked? What do you do for work? Do you have reflux or heartburn? Is it difficult or does it hurt when you swallow? How are your tonsils? Hoarseness? ...Read more

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Sunday slept in really late which is very unusual for me. I have a sore throat, my muscles are really sore and i'm super tired. Is this cause for dr?

Streph Throat Test: Possibly streph throat or a viral infection. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. 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 >>. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, my lower back hurts and frequent urinary . I go more than five times a night . I had a myomectemy last year December?

I have a sore throat, my lower back hurts and frequent urinary . I go more than five times a night . I had a myomectemy last year December?

Urinary infection: You definitely need to be seen by a doctor. With the urinary frequency and back pain, I'm certain that you have a urinary infection. The question is, how much of the urinary tract is involved - as these infections can go upwards from the bladder into the body. That's why it needs evaluation. Your sore throat could relate to that or something else (circumstances of how you got the UTI). ...Read more

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I started Paxil (paroxetine) 3 days ago & now i have a sore throat my dad has a cold so im probably just getting it i was worried cuz i read it could be a s/e?

I started Paxil (paroxetine) 3 days ago & now i have a sore throat my dad has a cold so im probably just getting it i was worried cuz i read it could be a s/e?

Probably a cold: Most likely, this is a cold virus causing a sore throat. That is just by the odds. Even though it might be listed as a side effect of Paxil, (paroxetine) it is still more likely to be a cold. See your doctor if it goes for more than a few days or if acutely worsens. ...Read more

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For couple weeks i been having trouble swallowing what could it be I have horrible sore throat my tounsils are red ?

Tonsilitis: There are many causes of tonsillitis. Most of which resolve within 10 days. If you are still having throat pain after that time and/or fever you should see your doctor for proper assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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I don't have Medicaid or a social security and I have a sore throat my tonsils are bigger with white spots. What medication can I take that's over the?

I don't have Medicaid or a social security and I have a sore throat my tonsils are bigger with white spots. What medication can I take that's over the?

Tonsillitis : Painful swollen tonsils with a white exudate might be strep throat. A rapid strep test can be done to determine if you have it. The treatment for it is antibiotics and you would need a doctor to prescribe that for you. ...Read more

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I have sore scalps, my tongue and throat are always sore, and i keep severe headaches, insomnia, and I have suicdal thoughts?

I have sore scalps, my tongue and throat are always sore, and i keep severe headaches, insomnia, and I have suicdal thoughts?

See your doctor: You sound very uncomfortable, and the suicidal thoughts are red alerts that all is not well with you. Please see your physician for an evaluation. Many things could be going on -- including depression. There is good help available for this, and your other symptoms need investigation too. You can feel better. ...Read more

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I do not have a sore throat, my throat seems to tighten up at times, it does not hurt to swallow & my voice is hoarse, this has been happening for 3 w?

I do not have a sore throat, my throat seems to tighten up at times, it does not hurt to swallow & my voice is hoarse, this has been happening for 3 w?

Worrisome: If this is really a 3 week emerging problem the possibilities are worrisome. This could be simple, like vocal cord dysfunction, where they spasm unpredictably. It could also be an emerging issue deep in your airway. A consultation with an ENT should be arranged this week or as soon as you can get in. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat my tonsils has to big things next to them on top of that i been throwing up blood?

I have a sore throat my tonsils has to big things next to them on top of that i been throwing up blood?

Hemoptysis: Hemoptysis is fancy medical term for throwing up blood which is never a good thing and needs to be evaluated. Most sore throats are due to viruses and won't respond to antibiotics. Tonsil size doesn't necessarily determine need for antibiotics (but we do use Centor Score http://goo.gl/1TnpFn to help decide). but it's the hemoptysis that makes me recommend seeing your doc ASAP. ...Read more

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I have flu and sore throat my baby is 2 month old and breast feed please tell me some home remide that can't effect on baby?

I have flu and sore throat my baby is 2 month old and breast feed please tell me some home remide that can't effect on baby?

Homeopathy: Flu remedies: gelsemium if you feel dull dopey droopey dzzy: bryonia if feeling better alone and lying still and grumpy. Elderberry for you. Vit d for you. Umcka, fluids, homemade chicken soup all can help. Feel better soon! ...Read more