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How can I treat severe throat pain?

How can I treat severe throat pain?

Throat Pain: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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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 throat pain I want it to leave, how?

See a Doctor: Most common you may have a bacterial or a viral infection. Try to get some rest plenty of fluids. If you have cough and congestion take some Mucinex (guaifenesin) dmv, if not getting better in few days you better see a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I determine the cause of throat pain?

How do I determine the cause of throat pain?

See your doctor: Most efficient way to find cause of throat pain is to be evaluated by your doctor. A full history and examination in addition to tests as deemed necessary should be helpful. ...Read more

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I want to know home remedies for throat pain?

I want to know home remedies for throat pain?

Home remedies: 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. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced organic ginger. Steep for at least five minutes in a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs of honey & sip. ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have throat pain?

Depends: If strep you may want to get it treated asap. If due to virus, inflammation, post nasal drip you may go to work. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have throat pain?

Could it be something bad if I have throat pain?

Possible: Throat pain may be a symptom of muscular problems, inflammation, cancer etc. Sometimes throat pain may be due to heart disease. ...Read more

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I have severe throat pain. What can do to soothe myself?

I have severe throat pain. What can do to soothe myself?

Relief: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test / culture. 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. Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip. ...Read more

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I m suffering with throat pain. Can you suggest any medication.

I m suffering with throat pain. Can you suggest any medication.

Throat pain: F 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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How can I alleviate continuous throat pain that will not go away?

Otolaryngologist: If the pain is severe and continues, please see an otolaryngologist and get a flexible scope exam.
You need to rule out cancer or other serious causes. ...Read more

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What do I do? I have this weird throat pain day after giving a bj?

What do I do? I have this weird throat pain day after giving a bj?

There can be: Irritation to the throat from semen for some people. When was the last time you had an
STD evaluation? ...Read more

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I've been experiencing throat pain and jerks in throat. What does this mean?

Infection/spasm: You may have an infection and /or spasms in the throat muscles. Best to have an examination by your otolaryngologist as to the underlying cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm having a horrible throat pain. I think I am about to get sick. Please help!

Throat pain: 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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Should I worry about lemierre's syndrome? I heard its rare but people my age still get it. I've had slight throat pain on left side for 5 days?

Should I worry about lemierre's syndrome? I heard its rare but people my age still get it. I've had slight throat pain on left side for 5 days?

Think Common First: 2 things-lemierre's is not slight throat pain, but severe pain that often is so bad that you can't swallow your own saliva, which is not consistent with your symptoms.. Secondly, if you take the next 10 million people with a left sided sore throat, maybe one of them will have lemeierre's. The statistical odds are seriously against this. ...Read more

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Why I had throat pain after esting?

Why I had throat pain after esting?

Nerve damage: You may have a nerve damage. It is very rare, but you should consider going to ENT (ear/nose /throat doctor). ...Read more

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How do I heal my throat pain from intubation?

How do I heal my throat pain from intubation?

Give it time: Anti-inflamatories such as Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen and a few days should resolve any throat discomfort from general anesthesia. If pain persists more than a week, you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I have throat pain and cough. What should I do?

I have throat pain and cough. What should I do?

Tincture of time: Garden variety cold usually has cough and sore throat without fever.When fever occurs may be serious virus flu. Most sore throats from infections caused by viruses related to colds, antibiotic are not usually needed to speed recovery from a sore throat. Treatment for sore throats and colds from viruses are done to relieve symptoms, so home remedies may be just as effective as over-the-counter meds. ...Read more

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I had a lot of throat pain. Are lozenges worth the cost?

I had a lot of throat pain. Are lozenges worth the cost?

Salt H20 is cheaper: 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 throat pain since 1year. Please suggest me some medical care.?

I have throat pain since 1year. Please suggest me some medical care.?

Sinus or acid reflux: If just sore throat without weight loss or history of smoking/drinking I would not be concerned about cancer. If you have those symptoms with smoking/drinking history - i'd be concerned. This may be something as simple as acid reflux. Over the counter antacids taken daily can help. It could be allergy or sinus drainage and nasal sprays/antihistamines can help with that. Either way, get it checked. ...Read more

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Sir I have throat pain from afternoon and my age is 18 plz suggest any remedy?

Throat pain: Please have your parent or a friend take you to the nearest Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist.
The doctor will be very helpful and you will be very pleased! ...Read more

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My 4 year old is sick and every time he coughs he sceams in pain from his throat. Is there anything I can give him for throat pain.

My 4 year old is sick and every time he coughs he sceams in pain from his throat. Is there anything I can give him for throat pain.

Depends: I find the soothing feature of menthol from chewing gum, throat lozenges, or candy canes very helpful for most kids at that age. The work of sucking on the candy often distracts the kid and suppresses the cough.Popsicle pieces or ice chips work for some. Avoid acidic drinks like orange/grapefruit juice or any salty foods. ...Read more

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I am 22 yr rold male, I have mild throat pain, and foreign body sensation, I have similar complain in past for many times (5 to 6 times).my Rx?

I am 22 yr rold male, I have mild throat pain, and foreign body sensation, I have similar complain in past for many times (5 to 6 times).my Rx?

Closer exam: If the symtoms have lasted despite treatment go back to your doctor for a referral to ent. They can look closer at the throat and see better what is going on ...Read more

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What causes throat pain and swelling when I laugh consistently?

What causes throat pain and swelling when I laugh consistently?

GetOffTheLaughingGas: What's so funny? You watching Lous C.K. re-reuns? Thinking about your last blind date? Doing Nitrous? Well, you've discovered that laughing can be a form of exercise. Your diaphragm and throat working hard to expel all those rapid, intermittent blasts of air. Do it long and hard enough and you can get sore. So, time to switch to a Bergman film. May I recommend "Cries and Whispers? " ...Read more

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I am having throat pain while eating. What should I do? I am taking azithromycin

Throat relief: Pain in the throat is a common symptom of an infection of the throat. General measures for relief include acetaminophen, ibuprofen, otc throat lozenges, otc numbing sprays, otc herbal teas such as throat coat. ...Read more

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Severe throat pain?

Pain: 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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Have deep throat pain?

Have deep throat pain?

Doctor can evaluate: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are 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 in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can lessen pain. ...Read more

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Causes of extreme throat pain?

3 most common: Cold, strep throat, tonsillitis most common causes. May required treatment. See MD. If tonsillitis and recurrent, may need ENT evaluation. ...Read more

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