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What should I do if I have a very sore throat?

What should I do if I have a very sore throat?

Dealing w a 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

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 very sore throat and a few white pus pockets in the back if my throat what could this be?

I have a very sore throat and a few white pus pockets in the back if my throat what could this be?

Sore throat: If your throat is truly sore, and you have severe pain when swallowing, it is a wise decision to go to your MD in clinic and take a rapid strep test to rule out a bacterial throat infection. Most causes of a sore throat are from a virus and not as severe as strep throat. A soothing beverage like herbal tea might help your symptoms as can NSAIDs until you see your MD. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a very sore throat and I have 1 tiny patch of white and a bunch of tiny white dots on the back of my throat should I go to the docs for strep?

I have a very sore throat and I have 1 tiny patch of white and a bunch of tiny white dots on the back of my throat should I go to the docs for strep?

Evaluation: You definitely should see a doctor to get this checked out and treated if necessary. Meanwhile use warm salt water to gargle ,sore throat lozenges for the pain and adequate hydration. Goodluck ...Read more

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I have a very sore throat. There is small white dots on the back of my throat and two larger ones on the left and right side. Andi don't have tonsils.

I have a very sore throat. There is small white dots on the back of my throat and two larger ones on the left and right side. Andi don't have tonsils.

Encourage you to 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

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I have a very sore throat and sores on my uvula that look like pimples that need to be popped?

I have a very sore throat and sores on my uvula that look like pimples that need to be popped?

Don't pop them.: If 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 is good. ...Read more

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I've had 3 root canals in my life and everytime the next day I have a very sore throat, fever, and very sore glands why is this ? Thanks in advance

I've had 3 root canals in my life and everytime the next day I have a very sore throat, fever, and very sore glands why is this ? Thanks in advance

Infection?: Perhaps each time the teeth involved had accompanying infections which caused the symptoms that you describe, rather than the root canal therapy procedure themselves. ...Read more

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I have a very sore throat, one side, and a noticable white spot, almost pus-like, on tonsil, same side. It's 1am. Can I wait till tomorrow to be seen?

I have a very sore throat, one side, and a noticable white spot, almost pus-like, on tonsil, same side. It's 1am. Can I wait till tomorrow to be seen?

Yes, you can wait: Try hot salt water gargle. Alternate with straight 3% hydrogen peroxide gargle. Also, try an over the counter cough drop (Hall's, Cepacol, etc) to ease the discomfort. High-dose Vitamin D3 may help--I recommend 10,000 IU/day, until you are well. Then cut to 5,000 IU per day. Should be able to get most of this stuff in an all-night drug store or convenience store. ...Read more

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Can i still get endoscopic & septoplasty if I have a very sore throat?3 days ago my throat started to hurt.Hurts when i swallow.Surgery is on tuesday.

Can i still get endoscopic & septoplasty if I have a very sore throat?3 days ago my throat started to hurt.Hurts when i swallow.Surgery is on tuesday.

Better to defer : It is probably better to defer surgery until you have recovered from your illness. A sore throat can make recovery from surgery more difficult and painful not to mention that your lungs may not be in optimal condition to tolerate general anesthesia. ...Read more

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I had severe flu like symptoms, broke the fever, now I have a very sore throat. Cold air makes it worse. Lots of congestion. All started last thursday?

I had severe flu like symptoms, broke the fever, now I have a very sore throat. Cold air makes it worse. Lots of congestion. All started last thursday?

Homeopathy best: If this is true influenza, the most reliable treatment is about 50 grams of vit c given IV but few docs offer this. Sambucol, an elderberry extract, is proven to help. My favorite treatment is homeopathy- the right remedy can be magic! for help finding it see: http://www.Flusolution.Net/remedies.Htm there is not much flu yet in the us (except texas/deep south). See my comment for more info. ...Read more

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Throat Pain (Definition)

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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more