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Is it bad to go to sleep with a sore throat? Will I choke in my sleep?

Is it bad to go to sleep with a sore throat? Will I choke in my sleep?

Anesthesia: Do you mean asleep at night or asleep as in anesthesia? If anesthesia it is better to wait until 2 weeks after sore throat ends. U will not choke with either type of sleep. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How do I stop a sore throat after choking on food?

How do I stop a sore throat after choking on food?

Take it easy: Best plan is to take it easy with foods until your throat recovers. You can have soft foods and/or liquids like soup -- making sure the temperature is tolerable. Unless you have severely damaged your throat, its mucosal lining should heal fairly quickly (within days). In the meantime, advil or aleve (naproxen) may help. Salt water gargles (don't swallow!); warm herbal teas. Stay hydrated. ...Read more

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What is mild choking feeling with sore throat a symptoms of?

What is mild choking feeling with sore throat a symptoms of?

Drainage: Most likely you are describing drainage that can happen from an infection. The drainage can be quite thick causing choking feelings. ...Read more

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A lot of burping, fatigue, sore throat & ear (comes and goes) & sometimes choking and coughing when eating. Could this be thyroid or throat related?

A lot of burping, fatigue, sore throat & ear (comes and goes) & sometimes choking and coughing when eating. Could this be thyroid or throat related?

See your DR and get: Checked for thyroid condition, problems with esophagus, vocal cords, stomach; viral infection, menopause etc. Hope u feel better soon! ...Read more

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Sore throat.Swollen neck.Choking feeling.This all started last night.Feel like i can't breathe?

Sore throat.Swollen neck.Choking feeling.This all started last night.Feel like i can't breathe?

See your doc!: Any time someone feels like they can't breath, they should be checked out. Could be a potential problem or become one fast. Err on the side of caution. ...Read more

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Extreme pain and choking sensation on left side of throat. What should I do? Swallowing is painful and next to impossible. Feels like a classic sore throat but x100 and only on the left side of throat. It feels swollen and like someone is choking me with

Extreme pain and choking sensation on left side of throat. What should I do? Swallowing is painful and next to impossible. Feels like a classic sore throat but x100 and only on the left side of throat. It feels swollen and like someone is choking me with

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your condition. But your description makes me wonder about a possible peritonsilar abcess. I know you are concerned by the cost of an emergency room. However, if this is a peritonsilar abcess it could be life threatening. ...Read more

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Hello ms.Cannon, I've been having a sore throat and a cough lately. I thought it cleared up after a while but now when I wake up in the morning I hack up a hard brownish reddish yellow chunk ...(while doing so I feel like I'm choking) It's really big so

Hello ms.Cannon, I've been having a sore throat and a cough lately. I thought it cleared up after a while but now when I wake up in the morning I hack up a hard brownish reddish yellow chunk ...(while doing so I feel like I'm choking) 

It's really big so

See a doctor: you need to see a doctor in case you need a prescription. stay well hydrated,and rest . treat some of the symptoms with OTC medicine,like Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever,or Ibuprofen for pain and body aches. drink hot green tea with a lemon,and honey. see a physician for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Postnasal drip for awhile. Now its causing choking during the night.This week i now have sore throat dull head pain & dizziness. All related? Cause?

Postnasal drip for awhile. Now its causing choking during the night.This week i now have sore throat dull head pain & dizziness. All related? Cause?

Sinus infection: The head pain and dizziness suggest more than a typical upper respiratory infection. The post nasal drip could be draining from the sinuses as well. You might benefit from nasal saline rinses, a nasal spray like Nasonex (mometasone) or Flonase from a physician, and possible an antibiotic course. I'd talk to your physician about all of the above. ...Read more

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Left tonsil has been enlarged for three weeks. No fever, sore throat or cough. Only symptom is choking on food and feels like Bubble in throat. ?

Left tonsil has been enlarged for three weeks. No fever, sore throat or cough. Only symptom is choking on food and feels like Bubble in throat. ?

Get checked.: When one tonsil is larger than the other, and this is new, you should get checked by your doc, even though you have no fever. Sometimes strep can present without a fever, and sometimes without a sore throat. Other things can cause this though, and it it's impossible to say without more detail and seeing it in person. ...Read more

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"Lump in throat" feeling and feeling very anxious. Been very stressed lately. No pain, no sore throat, no choking or trouble breathing. Anxiety?

"Lump in throat" feeling and feeling very anxious. Been very stressed lately. No pain, no sore throat, no choking or trouble breathing. Anxiety?

Get checked: Emily....I find that anxiety is the proximate result of infection intracranially at the occiput / Infection can be measured with biomarker l-homocysteine. ABeta above 300 nanograms makes a person prone to anxiety. Have a MD check your throat for issues. I have seen many pts with mold toxins in throat. Urine test can diagnose. ...Read more

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2 months ago started with intense cough (with gagging and choking). Now have sore throat/ears on and off and exhaustion. Mild cough now. Pertussis?

2 months ago started with intense cough (with gagging and choking).  Now have sore throat/ears on and off and exhaustion.  Mild cough now.  Pertussis?

Possible: But your symptoms are rather suggesting a different etiology for the second wave of symptoms. You probably started with a protracted viral illness and pertussis is a possibility, but I believe now the etiology is different and it may involve a different virus or bacteria, allergies, etc. Definitely worth a visit with your physician. ...Read more

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Could you tell me ways to sooth a sore throat and how to fall asleep fast?

Could you tell me ways to sooth a sore throat and how to fall asleep fast?

Soothing relief: Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 min.). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain. Chamomile tea or melatonin for sleep. ...Read more

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How can I fall asleep with a sore throat and a stuffy nose?

How can I fall asleep with a sore throat and a stuffy nose?

Consider: Taking a decongestant. 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 several times a day. Or gargle with aloe. ...Read more

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Last night VERY dry mouth, foamy saliva, sore throat, tingly tongue. Every time I was about to fall asleep I felt like I was gonna puke. What is it?!

Last night VERY dry mouth, foamy saliva, sore throat, tingly tongue. Every time I was about to fall asleep I felt like I was gonna puke. What is it?!

Influenza: The common symptoms include dry mouth, nausea, sore throat and a runny or stuffy nose. Get good rest and plenty of fluids to treat the flu. Influenza is viral infection and resolves on its own in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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I can't fall asleep or even stay asleep. I got sick from my daughters. We have thrush, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes. Constant hacking mucus. ?

I can't fall asleep or even stay asleep. I got sick from my daughters. We have thrush, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes. Constant hacking mucus. ?

Pls see your doctor: you could have pharyngitis, from any cause, viral or bacterial, at any rate, medical evaluation is warranted, good luck ...Read more

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After tonsillitis in June I have had a consistent sore throat that makes me feel as though I am choking, worse with fatigue. Tonsils remain swollen. I have had blood tests that came back negative, although showing glandular fever in the past. ?

After tonsillitis in June I have had a consistent sore throat that makes me feel as though I am choking, worse with fatigue. Tonsils remain swollen. I have had blood tests that came back negative, although showing glandular fever in the past. ?

Tonsillitis: Infectious mononucleosis is a cause of prolonged tonsillitis and fatigue. The tonsils may remain swollen after the infection has resolved. If an Otolaryngologist finds no active inflammatory process in your throat, chronic anxiety and stress may be the cause of a sensation of a lump in the throat. Postinfection fatigue may last weeks. If your blood work has normalized I expect improvement soon. ...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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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

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