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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
Sore throat: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...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 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 throat.... Hard to swallow.... Eat...... Etc. Ear is starting to hurt ..... Tired.... What could it be and how can I remedy this?
Tonsillitis?: You may have a tonsillar infection, see your doctor in the morning. ...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
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