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I wake up with my mouth dry and hurts when I swallow?

I wake up with my mouth dry and hurts when I swallow?

Xerostomia: You have have sjogren's, some other primary salivary gland problem, be taking a rx that causes this, or be sleeping with your mouth wide open and mouth-breathing. A physician's office visit is in order. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Is my second day that I believe I have a sore throat, it hurts a bit when I swallow or open my mouth, should I get it checked or wait for it to heal?

Is my second day that I believe I have a sore throat, it hurts a bit when I swallow or open my mouth, should I get it checked or wait for it to heal?

It depends: A sore throat that accompanies other cold symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, cough probably will go away on its own.
However an isolated sore throat may require attention. A strep throat, which will get better a little quicker with antibiotics, usually is quite severe and usually accompanied by a fever to 101 degrees and sometimes swollen tender glands in the neck. > see doctor ...Read more

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Slight sore throat when I swallow the back an roof of my mouth hurts will it get worse?

Slight sore throat when I swallow the back an roof of my mouth hurts will it get worse?

Sore throat: See your primary care doctor for throat examination and possible throat culture to r/o Strep. Infection. ...Read more

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I don't have a sore throat but my palate is sore and there are 2 big red spots just above the uvula. Swallowing isn't difficult but hurts my mouth?

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I don't have a sore throat but my palate is sore and there are 2 big red spots just above the uvula. Swallowing isn't difficult but hurts my mouth?

Possibly viral: If the red spots develop into what look like small blisters or ulcers, then these are almost certainly viral in nature. If the red spots are almost pinpoint, deep red and spread, and the back of the throat gets more red, this could suggest strep throat. Either way, if there is no improvement in the next 2-3 days, or if your symptoms worsen, you should be examined by a physician. ...Read more

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Stinging Sore throat for 2 1/2 days now and back of mouth area is red and it hurts to swallow No swelling only mild symptoms of common cold?

Stinging Sore throat for 2 1/2 days now and back of mouth area is red and it hurts to swallow No swelling only mild symptoms of common cold?

Viral pharyngitis: If you have cold symptoms it is unlikely that you have strep throat. Is throat is quite sore and back of throat is significantly red go get a throat swab and culture. ...Read more

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I have yellow top palate towards back of mouth with cold/burning on off sore throat sensation. Does not hurt to swallow food. Some mucus of a morning.?

I have yellow top palate towards back of mouth with cold/burning on off sore throat sensation. Does not hurt to swallow food. Some mucus of a morning.?

Throat burning: Most likely either postnasal drip or reflux. Consider elevating the head of bed, zyrtec (cetirizine) before bedtime to decrease discharge, check for allergens. Treatment of reflux with either PPIs (omeprazole) or H2 blockers (ranitidine). For reflux avoid alcohol, smoking, caffeine, spicy foods. f/u wiht doctor ...Read more

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Sore throat, dry mouth, flem, trouble swallowing, chest pains, headaches, blocked nose. What do I have?

Sore throat, dry mouth, flem, trouble swallowing, chest pains, headaches, blocked nose. What do I have?

Hard to say: It could be the flu, it could be allergies, it could be almost anything. Get to a doctor to have yourself examined and treated please. ...Read more

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Scratchy, sore throat, that feels like there's scabs hurts to swallow or extend tongue. Any ideas for a cure or what it may be?

Scratchy, sore throat, that feels like there's scabs hurts to swallow or extend tongue. Any ideas for a cure or what it may be?

See a Dr.: It is better to see a dr. And get the throat swabbed to determine what kind of bacteria or other infection, if at all, you are suffering. To take the antibiotic may do nothing, help or mask what you really have. Don't take chances. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and it hurts to swallow. I don't have my tonsils. What could it be mono, strep and what can I do for pain?

I have a sore throat and it hurts to swallow. I don't have my tonsils. What could it be mono, strep and what can I do for pain?

Comfort measures: Assuming you don't have a lot of other symptoms, the following may help: gargling with warm water with salt (1/4 teaspoon in 8 ounces); sore throat lozenges such as cepacol; sore throat spray such as chloraseptic; a teaspoon of honey as needed; and pain reliever such as Acetaminophen (tylenol). If your sore throat is accompanied by other significant symptoms, please seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Had a sore throat for 2 weeks. An urgent care said it was prob viral and gave me nothing. Hurts to swallow or stick out my tongue. Should I go back?

Had a sore throat for 2 weeks. An urgent care said it was prob viral and gave me nothing. Hurts to swallow or stick out my tongue. Should I go back?

Doctor can re-check: 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. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat illness is bothersome (as in this case), recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat or a tonsillar abscess). ...Read more

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Sore throat for few days. Throat is not swollen, but is red and hurts to swallow, touch neck, and turn head. Should I see a doctor?

Sore throat for few days. Throat is not swollen, but is red and hurts to swallow, touch neck, and turn head. Should I see a doctor?

Yes: If it hurts to swallow, touch your neck, or turn your head, this sounds more serious than a standard pharyngitis; you should see a doctor for evaluation to see if it could have progressed to something worse, like an abscess. ...Read more

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Sudden really bad sore throat lasted for 2 days now and nothing works to soothe no cold/flu & no swollen or red tonsils hurts most when swallowing.

Sudden really bad sore throat lasted for 2 days now and nothing works to soothe no cold/flu & no swollen or red tonsils hurts most when swallowing.

Sore throat: Common causes for sore throat are strep, mono adenovirus and rhinovirus. Allergic drainage can also cause sore throat. You are young and appear to have no health problems so a fungal infection possible, but unlikely. Although you do not have red or pustular tonsils strep still possible. Fluids, ibuprofen and rest. You may need to be seen. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat for almost 2 weeks now the first week I had a white spot on my tonsils that hurt and now it only hurts and bother me when I swallow, it's like I'm swallowing my throat every time and I can feel it move up and down as I swallow, it's v

I have a sore throat for almost 2 weeks now the first week I had a white spot on my tonsils that hurt and now it only hurts and bother me when I swallow, it's like I'm swallowing my throat every time and I can feel it move up and down as I swallow, it's v

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy. The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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Really bad Headaches, throat hurts when swallowing, lumps on tongue, sore throat, feel like I'm going to pass out or vomit! ?

Really bad Headaches, throat hurts when swallowing, lumps on tongue, sore throat, feel like I'm going to pass out or vomit! ?

Doctor can examine: 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. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat illness is bothersome (as in this case), recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Have ulcer like thing under tongue and on cheek hurts my tongues white back of throat looks white swallow glands hard to sawllow not sore throat?

Have ulcer like thing under tongue and on cheek hurts my tongues white back of throat looks white swallow glands hard to sawllow not sore throat?

Herpes? Other virus?: A first oral infection with herpes simplex virus could cause a combination of multiple ucers in the mouth and white exudate in the throat. Have you been been exposed, e.g. kissing someone with oral herpes or oral sex on genital? Other viruses can cause ulcers in the mouth, usually also other symptoms like diarrhea. Any fever? Get care ASAP; if herpes, effective Rx must be started soon. ...Read more

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Sore throat 3 days ago. Now pus pocket rt side throat white tongue dry cough very painful to swallow low fever 1st day but not since rt node sensitv?

Sore throat 3 days ago. Now pus pocket rt side throat white tongue dry cough very painful to swallow low fever 1st day but not since rt node sensitv?

Dr. Can check throat: 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). A couple days of throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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My throat is very sore and hurts to swallow. My tonsils are inflamed. Honey helps and cough drops don't. What can I do to get rid of my sore throat?

Might be strep: Throat, so get to a doctor as soon as possible, because you might need to take antibiotics. If you have trouble opening your mouth, it might mean that you have an abscess, a real emergency. ...Read more

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I've recently got a sore throat. Its painful and hurts to swallow etc. I've found red lumps on my tonsils and have a bad cough. Any ideas what it might be?

I've recently got a sore throat. Its painful and hurts to swallow etc. I've found red lumps on my tonsils and have a bad cough. Any ideas what it might be?

Medical eval: 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

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I have a very sore throat, (several days)and it hurts to swallow. I'm starting to see white spots on my tonsils but can't be sure. Tonsillitis or strep?

I have a very sore throat, (several days)and it hurts to swallow. I'm starting to see white spots on my tonsils but can't be sure. Tonsillitis or strep?

Could be both: "tonsillitis" is a nonspecific term for inflammation of the tonsils. "strep" refers to a specific cause of tonsillitis. But you can get strep without having tonsils and you can get tonsillitis without having strep. Only a throat culture/rapid test can discern if strep is present. Usually there is fever, swollen glands without cold symptoms in strep infection. Important to treat strep - see doc. ...Read more

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I have this sore throat. It hurts when I swallow. And sometimes when I turn my head. I don't have a runny nose and I'm not coughing. Also there's a nas?

I have this sore throat. It hurts when I swallow. And sometimes when I turn my head. I don't have a runny nose and I'm not coughing. Also there's a nas?

Sore throat.: This could be an infection, likely viral, depending on how long you' be had it. Viral upper respiratory infections tend to last 3-5 days on average, and may not progress beyond just that sore throat. You may cough, but would tend to not be too congested. If this lasts beyond one week, you should see a doctor for a formal evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a strange tongue pain from out of nowhere my tongue just started hurting all of a sudden for no reason. The back of my tongue hurts whenever I move it, and it especially hurts to swallow. Last week I had a 103 fever and a sore throat, but they we

I have a strange tongue pain from out of nowhere my tongue just started hurting all of a sudden for no reason. The back of my tongue hurts whenever I move it, and it especially hurts to swallow. Last week I had a 103 fever and a sore throat, but they we

See someone!: Whatever it is, it needs to be properly diagnosed. The difficulty will be determining who can diagnose it since the symptoms you described can be something a dentist, physician, neurologist, etc. Handles. I would start with either the dentist or physician, whoever can see you first, and go from there. ...Read more

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Sore throat, doc says not tonsillitis 'yet'. Swollen and very dry tonsils. Water will not moisten them. Every time I swallow I want to gag.

Sore throat, doc says not tonsillitis 'yet'. Swollen and very dry tonsils. Water will not moisten them. Every time I swallow I want to gag.

Swab: Did you get a throat swab? Although tonsillitis can have a typical clinical look it is not a reliable sign. You should get a throat swab to tell if strep or not. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a sore throat my voice was hoarse and it hurts to swallow and I have a head ache and body aches. What could it be?

I woke up this morning with a sore throat my voice was hoarse and it hurts to swallow and I have a head ache and body aches. What could it be?

Most likely..: An upper respiratory tract infection which most of the time it is caused by a virus and resolves by 7-10 days. If persistent and severe symptoms and fever could be strep throat which might need antibiotic treatment. Try to rest and drink plenty of fluids but if symptoms persist or severe get seen by a provider in order to get a formal exam and treatment. ...Read more

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Small white spots on tonsils with no pain, no fever, no sore throat when swallowing. Although I do feel a discomfort out dry feeling when swallowing?

Small white spots on tonsils with no pain, no fever, no sore throat when swallowing. Although I do feel a discomfort out dry feeling when swallowing?

White spots: Hello, the white spots in the back of your throat sound like tonsilliths. These are food particles that get stuck in the tonsil tissues. They harden and make your tonsils look like they are infected. Under these tonsil pimples is a cavity or crevice that may be inflamed and infected. Gargle with water after every meal. This helps to clear these white pimples. Also see your doctor. ...Read more