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I Have A Swollen Throat
Some basics: You can sit back & hope it is viral & will self heal. Throat sprays/lozenges help with the pain. You can go in & see if it is strep A & requires antibiotic treatment. The cited risk of not treating a strep is 1/200 for developing rheumatic fever & associated heart/kidney or brain complications. The risk to others depends on what it is but expect it to be contagious. What you do is up to you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Get tested: 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 tea. Try ginger tea. ...Read more
I have a swollen throat and it looks like red bumbs on the back of my tounge and I'm 16 is this normal ?
Probably not: but it is hard to tell for sure without a direct look at your throat. Your family doctor can probably help. ...Read more
Hey, I have a swollen lmypth node, I have a swollen throat too I feel very sick and I have flu like symptoms. ?
Mgt: You could have a Strep A infection, and if you see your PCP a throat swab can be sent. Monitor your temperature, drink soothing fluids and please rest. If you have any trouble breathing or worsening symptoms, please see the ED. ...Read more
I have a swollen throat. I ate too much fried food and tidbits. Just a swollen throat. Its uncomfortable to swallow things. How do I cure it?
I have a swollen throat. There is pain and discomfort when I eat especially under my tounge and under my chin. All the pain is located in the left side throat and mouth. Only warm tea is comfortable any food I eat causes pain and swollen feeling?
Dr. can check throat: 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. A "swollen" throat should be checked sooner to be sure there is still plenty of room to breathe and swallow. ...Read more
I have a swollen throat and 1 swollen tonsil. Bitten by a mosquito in a malaria prone area 12 days ago. Im also taking post exposure verorab for a very minor scratch from a monkey. Early Dengue/malaria symptoms?
Or something common: Doctor can examine. Throat symptoms often are from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or flu (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies, irritants, or stomach acid reflux. Usually, a person sees the doctor if throat symptoms are bothersome, recurrent, or don't go away quickly. Rapid mouth, tongue, or throat swelling is a "call 911" emergency. ...Read more
I have a swollen throat, sore ear, head aches for a few weeks, been prescribed predisolone but not getting any better. Now have a lump on my neck?
See below: Get seen again by your doc to look at the lump. ...Read more
Dr says it's bronchitis, but I have a swollen throat, unproductive cough, and severe inability to breathe. No asthma history. Should i be worried?
I have a swollen throat and tongue with white sores and yellow tongue. Had tongue cancer spread to lymph nodes in 2004. Could it be related or viral?
I have a swollen throat. It hurts to swallow, and yawn. One side of my nose is stuffed up, and i feel like there's pressure in my ear. Help?
I have a very swollen throat and now very intense earache with fluid coming out, should I go to Doctors or just treat at home as a cold?
Seek medical : Attention. You have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a streph throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey ; a small amount of lemon juice. ...Read more
I have a returning swollen throat, with hoarse voice, my voice has been hoarse for months now. It's swollen then I think it's getting better, it's no?
See ENT doctor: See an ENT and have the throat thoroughly examined. ...Read more
I have a sore / swollen throat, a tight / heavy chest and a cough. I am use to these symptoms when I get sick. Do you have suggestions on what to do?
What to do.: Tips: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen / NSAID’s Rest!! ...Read more
I have swollen, mishapened tonsils and one of then has some brown spots on them. I also have a swollen throat and when i swallow my ear is in pain as ?
You may need: antibiotics, so kindly see your doctor for assessment, meanwhile use salt water gargles, warm fluids and pain kilkers, best wishes ...Read more
I am a singer and have a performance coming up. I have a swollen inflamed throat, coughing blood and bloody noses. What is happening? Any quick cures?
Go to the Doctor: Please sign off of the internet and get to the doctor's office today. You have a deadline to get better. Best to get treated today. ...Read more
26, non-smoker, overweight. I have a swollen & sore throat almost daily. I have some post-nasal drip. Could GERD/acid reflux be causing this? I can hear " fizzing" in my throat. My throat hasn't felt " normal" since I started getting bad acid reflux.
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