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Is it normal to be very thirsty so much so your throat hurts terribly when u swallow and with some water it gets better.?

Is it normal to be very thirsty so much so your throat hurts terribly when u swallow and with some water it gets better.?

No: Extreme thirst can dry out the back of your esophagus but should not cause significant pain. If you have pains you might have an infection either bacterial or fungal (thrush). ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Thirsty (Definition)

Drinking lots of water is usually healthy. However, the urge to drink too much may be the result of a physical or emotional disease. Excessive thirst may be a symptom of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). It can be an important clue in detecting diabetes. Excessive thirst is a fairly common symptom. It is often the reaction to fluid loss during exercise, or ...Read more


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I woke up with a sore throat, and when I swallow water it hurts. Does anyone know what this mightg be?

I woke up with a sore throat, and when I swallow water it hurts. Does anyone know what this mightg be?

Viral vs. Bacterial: The condition may be tonsillitis or pharyngitis (if you have no tonsills). Usually viral, but strep throat is a common thing as well. Usually presents without cough, but may cause fever and swollen lymph nodes. If plain tylenol/ibuprofen fails to help and especially if fever lasts >3 days, go see you doc. ...Read more

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My throat is really painful if I gulp water or other drink. Normal swallowing is fine. It's not a sore throat type pain but it feels intense.

My throat is really painful if I gulp water or other drink. Normal swallowing is fine. It's not a sore throat type pain but it feels intense.

Sore throat: If you have any other signs and symptoms of a cold, then you could have an infection. If not an infection, then the next most like problem is reflux. Try an anti reflux med like over the counter Pepcid ac or zantac (ranitidine). Longer term you can take Prilosec (omeprazole) once or twice a day. Try this first for a week then see a doctor if no improvement good luck. ...Read more

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Hi my throat hurts real bad when I swallow even when I drink water so I looked in the mirror I see that my uvula has a whit spot on the tip of it hurt?

Aphthous ulcer: Can be a viral ulcer, usually goes away on its own over a few days to a week. If it doesn't you should have it looked at, possible biopsy. ...Read more

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It hard to swallow even when I drink water some time it hurt in chest no sore throat?

See Dr: Need an exam and a swallowing study--either by a speech therapist or by a radiologist, depending on your exam and history. Do not put this off, it can cause many problems and may be reflective of a problem itself. ...Read more

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For the last few days I've had a hard to describe feeling in my left ear kinda feels like water but not really. And then when I swallow the left side of my throat hurts and I get somewhat of itchy to stinging feeling in the same ear. I've tried tyle?

Pain radiating: Pain from the throat frequently radiates to the ears. I would recommend focusing more on why the throat hurts rather than the ear. You can visualize the throat much better than the ear without a doctor. Regardless, maybe your doctor or an urgent care may lead you in the right direction. ...Read more

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What could cause a sore throat? It hurts to swollow anything but water.

What could cause a sore throat? It hurts to swollow anything but water.

Viral pharyngitis: This sounds like standard viral pharyngitis. If you have high fever (over 101), white patches in the throat, or swollen tender lumps in your neck or under the jaw, see your doctor to get checked for other things, like strep throat. Otherwise no worries; it should get better soon. In the meantime, if severe pain try aspirin or acetaminophen and/or benzocaine lozenges (e.g. Cepacol and others). ...Read more

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Whenver I wake up I feel very thirsty and I feel my throat is sore why is that happening to me?? And yea I drink water before I sleep.

Whenver I wake up I feel very thirsty and I feel my throat is sore why is that happening to me?? And yea I drink water before I sleep.

Few possibilities: Chronic sore throat is usually one of a few different things. Allergies causing a post nasal drip. Acid reflux can cause this as well. Make sure you are not laying down after eating. Thirst usually depends on your water intake and electrolyte balance. I would keep track of your diet and water intake in a diary and show that to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can swallowing salt water at the beach cause a sore throat?

Can swallowing salt water at the beach cause a sore throat?

Yes: Not the type of sore throat associated with illness. The salt dries out the tissue in your throat causing it to feel 'sore'. ...Read more

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I went to the beach and I swallowed the water and I started to cough and I had a sore throat I went to sleep and my throat is worse any treatments.?

I went to the beach and I swallowed the water and I started to cough and I had a sore throat I went to sleep and my throat is worse any treatments.?

Throat Pain: Sore throats are so very common - I doubt if the salt water is the cause.
Best to drink lots of warm green tea.! /2 teaspoon of honey every two hours is good. Massage the bach throat muscles. Increase your fluid intake. ...Read more

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Throat pain, feels very dry and hard to swallow. Back upper part of mouth by uvula feels the driest. Water doesn't help. What is this??

Infection: If your throat is dry and painful it could be infection; do you have fever or any other symptoms, like body aches or felling ill? Did it come on suddenly or has this been going on for some weeks? Anybody else sick at home? Since it may be infection, and you may need antibiotics, see your doctor ...Read more

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I just went swimming at the beach and swallowed salt water now I am coughing and have a sore throat. What should I do? I also have allergies n asthma

Time: There is nothing special to do for small volume salt water inhalation. Salt water can be irritating but your body/lungs and throat will be fine in a few hours. ...Read more

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Hi! I have been having a sore throat for 4 days and a stuffy nose and cold! With my throat I sometimes can't swallow my saliva and water and food some?

Hi! I have been having a sore throat for 4 days and a stuffy nose and cold! With my throat I sometimes can't swallow my saliva and water and food some?

Sore Throat: Yikes! Not good if you feel you can't swallow your own saliva...it could be a wide variety of things including viral like mononucleosis or strept and something serious like an abscess. I would try chloraseptic spray and something cool like Popsicles but please have a parent or guardian take you in to be seen ASAP. Let me know how you are doing if you get a chance. ...Read more

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Is it normal with this sore throat to hurt whenever I swallow, and hurt when I cough?

Is it normal with this sore throat to hurt whenever I swallow, and hurt when I cough?

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 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). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain. ...Read more

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The right side of my throat hurts and also hurts to swallow but it looks normal no white dots or inflammation. Been happening for 3 days on and off?

One possibility: A common cause of throat soreness without evidence of infection is gerd or gastroesophageal reflux disease, a fancy name for heart burn. "silent gerd" can happen at night time when gravity isn't keeping stomach acid in your stomach it can travel up into your throat and cause irritation. An acid blocker like ranitidine or Pepcid (famotidine) taken before bed might be good to try. ...Read more

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Throat hurts and hard to swallow. Yellow slime comes out. Voice of course is different as well but it is not normal flu.

Throat hurts and hard to swallow. Yellow slime comes out. Voice of course is different as well but it is not normal flu.

See your doctor: You sould see your doctor. This lump needs to be palpated by your doctor and he/she needs to be able to put the rest of your symptoms in perspective. ...Read more

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I have a cough for 2 weeks. It started normal but the last week it's dry and very strong. So strong that my throat hurts & I have problems to swallow?

I have a cough for 2 weeks. It started normal but the last week it's dry and very strong. So strong that my throat hurts & I have problems to swallow?

Progressive cough: A two week history of cough, especially one that is progressive as your warrents further evaluation. Could be acute sinusitis, walking pneumonia, allergy, or other cause. Please see your primary doc for an exam and treatment. Perhaps we will have an integration on Healthtap soon which will help us listen to your lungs? It is possible, but not yet available for us! ...Read more

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My throat hurts when I swallow or even sometimes when I move my tongue. Everything inside my mouth looks normal to me except that my uvula is now pointy. This has been going on for at least a couple days.

My throat hurts when I swallow or even sometimes when I move my tongue. Everything inside my mouth looks normal to me except that my uvula is now pointy. This has been going on for at least a couple days.

This is a simple: sore throat. The uvula has a muscle within in it which can contract or relax allowing the posterior pharynx (throat) to change shape providing protection from swallowing mishaps: not too concerning if it looks different. Most sore throats are viral and will resolve in a few days; gargling with salt water, soothing liquids, ibuprofen, hydration help. If fever, white spots, worsening, see Doc. ...Read more

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I had 2 impacted wisdom teeth removed over a day ago and my throat hurts a lot when I swallow. Is this normal?

I had 2 impacted wisdom teeth removed over a day ago and my throat hurts a lot when I swallow. Is this normal?

Normal: Removal of impacted teeth are major surgery and some discomfort after are normal. Assuming your lower wisdoms were removed and the so the area that you have discomfort are where the surgeon deposited the anesthesia medication. Normally the area will remain soar for a few days after injection. Normally within 48 hours. If your discomfort remains beyond that than see your dentist. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Hi my throat hurts when I swallow food not so much with drinking?

Hi my throat hurts when I swallow food not so much with drinking?

See your doctor: Seek medical attention. Do not ignore this symptom. Trivial and non trivial diseases can cause this symptom. ...Read more

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Sore throat hurts so much I can't swallow or sleep. What is recommended?

Have it evaluated: Most sore throats are viral but some are due to bacteria such as strep. See your doctor if it that bad. ...Read more

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The middle of my throat hurts so much, including my right arm, and sometimes back hurts, I can't swallow. I'm not ill. What could it be and how can I possibly cure it? Thanks in advance!

The middle of my throat hurts so much, including my right arm, and sometimes back hurts, I can't swallow. I'm not ill. What could it be and how can I possibly cure it? Thanks in advance!

Concept of Illness: Does not make sense. Illness, be it at whatever level (or combination of levels) of Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body, is a lack of easy/rapid adaptability to different situations without much internal distraction by pain & other functional issues. "Cure" mostly fantasy. Far better focus: working/leaning to understand the above, including anatomy for problem shooting. Your Primary-Physician is always yourself! ...Read more

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I'm still slightly sick and my throat hurts but it is not swollen. P.S it hurts when I yawn and swallow.

I'm still slightly sick and my throat hurts but it is not swollen. P.S it hurts when I yawn and swallow.

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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Hi, the left side of my throat hurts bad everytime I swallow or tilt my head too much this is from a punch I got earlier today to my face...

Hi, the left side of my throat hurts bad everytime I swallow or tilt my head too much this is from a punch I got earlier today to my face...

Be seen: Most likely a result of the punch...Homeopathic arnica can be very helpful. I f the pain is getting worse or you are having increasing problems swallowing you need to be seen. ...Read more

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Small bumps on the back of my tongue and my throat hurts so. Much when I swallow?

Sore Throat: Usually when people get a sore throat, they start looking and noticing the natural taste buds they have on their tongue. Use a good, non-alcoholic mouthrinse and you should be fine in a few days. However, if the pain gets worse or you feel it more serious, go see a physician to take care of your sore throat. ...Read more

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Woke up w/ sore throat so I gargled with salt water. There's a little blood in the mucus from the back of my throat. Is this normal?

Woke up w/ sore throat so I gargled with salt water. There's a little blood in the mucus from the back of my throat. Is this normal?

Yes.: I would say that in context that you don't have more symptoms that stated. The mucous dries up the very superficial (to the surface) blood vessels in the back of the nose and the throat that they pop and cause some blood that people can taste on waking up. Take care of the sore throat and enjoy your turkey. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have red bumps and white patches on my throat? My throat hurts when I swallow and it hurst a little pretty much all the time

What does it mean to have red bumps and white patches on my throat? My throat hurts when I swallow and it hurst a little pretty much all the time

Infection: You may have respiratory tract infection. Probably a strep throat but it could also be a viral infection, some other bacterial infection, or mononucleosis. See your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...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


Dr. William Culviner
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