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I have a swollen throat what should I do?

I have a swollen throat what should I do?

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 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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I have a swollen throat, what should I do?

I have a swollen throat, what should I do?

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

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I have a swollen throat and it looks like red bumbs on the back of my tounge and I'm 16 is this normal ?

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

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Hey, I have a swollen lmypth node, I have a swollen throat too I feel very sick and I have flu like symptoms. ?

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

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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. I ate too much fried food and tidbits. Just a swollen throat. Its uncomfortable to swallow things.  How do I cure it?

Cold clear liquids: Often times these symptoms are associated with mild trauma to the throat. Cold, clear liquids are best. Symptoms should resolve in a day or two. ...Read more

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I have a swollen throat, major congestion and a stuffy nose, what do I do?

I have a swollen throat, major congestion and a stuffy nose, what do I do?

Cold: Hello, it sounds like you have the common cold. It may be helpful to take otc meds for your symptoms. Review your symptoms with your pharmacist. He/she can make suggestions to help. If your symptoms persist beyond 5-7 days, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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 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?

Infection: It sounds like you could have sinusitis or allergies or possible cold as well. Going to the doctors to be evaluated will help you receive a diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See your doctor pls: you can have svere inflammtion / infection of your middle ears, and might need an antibiotic prescription, in addition your ear drums should be checked as well, goodluck ...Read more

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I have a sore swollen throat and pain in the lungs, what to do?

I have a sore swollen throat and pain in the lungs, what to do?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I’m having a red swollen throat.

I’m having a red swollen throat.

Cold: Hello, it sounds like you have the common cold. It may be helpful to take otc meds for your symptoms. Review your symptoms with your pharmacist. He/she can make suggestions to help. If your symptoms persist beyond 5-7 days, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen Throat (Definition)

Throat swelling is where the tissues of the throat become enlarged. This can occur due to inflammation (such as an infection) or ...Read more