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Is it normal to have a sore throat after radiation beam therapy to the neck?

Is it normal to have a sore throat after radiation beam therapy to the neck?

Yes: The neck is small and the throat is right there. So radiation will go through the throat and cause soreness. There should be medicines that can help. ...Read more

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Gamma Rays (Definition)

This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more


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Is itchy, sore throat (w/ coughs) normally accompanied by warm sensation around neck?Had sore throats bfore w/o warm sensation.Home remedies/treatment?

Is itchy, sore throat (w/ coughs) normally accompanied by warm sensation around neck?Had sore throats bfore w/o warm sensation.Home remedies/treatment?

Itchy sore throat: Your complaint may be due to a post nasal drip, allergies or sinus problems. However, it is always best to get a throat culture to rule out a strep throat. Home remedies may be salt water rinses. Or saline nose drops depending on cause. ...Read more

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I had a radical neck dissection followed by radiation 7 years ago. If i get a sore throat i get very inflamed and very tender lymph nodes. Is his norm?

I had a radical neck dissection followed by radiation 7 years ago. If i get a sore throat i get very inflamed and very tender lymph nodes. Is his norm?

Irratiation: With radiation it is not at all uncommon to have issues with a sore throat and tender lymph notes - unfortunately this can be part of the "cure" and is not at all unusual. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat deep in my neck and a cough; my throat looks "normal". Could it be a virus? or something worse?

I have a sore throat deep in my neck and a cough; my throat looks "normal". Could it be a virus? or something worse?

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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I have a cold. No sore throat. One lymph node is slightly bigger on one side of neck. Normal?

I have a cold. No sore throat. One lymph node is slightly bigger on one side of neck. Normal?

Yes: Transient node enlargement is expected in an infection as part of your immune response to the invaders. ...Read more

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I am hot but no fever, sore throat from sneezing and athma. Feels like my arm is burning or it changes to my neck or just chest burning..Bp is normal?

I am hot but no fever, sore throat from sneezing and athma. Feels like my arm is burning or it changes to my neck or just chest burning..Bp is normal?

Doesn't sound good: A primary care doctor can evaluate to see what problems and treatments are needed. A person with asthma needs medication in cases of allergies, colds, flu's, or pneumonia (so his asthma won't get worse and worse, which in an unlucky person can be fatal). Burning, or other strange sensations, in the arm and neck may be from irritation to nerves as the nerves come out of the spine (dr. Can check). ...Read more

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I have low temperature, swollen glands tender under jaw and achey neck. Sore throat. More forgetful than normal and slow thoughts and more tired. Help?

I have low temperature, swollen glands tender under jaw and achey neck. Sore throat. More forgetful than normal and slow thoughts and more tired. Help?

You may have: a viral infection that may actually be infectious mononucleosis, or bacterial pharyngitis such as strep throat. Whatever medicines you take for these symptoms may also be responsible for making your brain feel that way. Most viral infections will finish its course in 3-7 days by itself, and bacterial infections will require antibiotics to treat. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for infection from a cut on top of my back, on day 3 of it and i feel worse. Headaches discomfort in neck now sore throat, normal?

Prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for infection from a cut on top of my back, on day 3 of it and i feel worse. Headaches discomfort in neck now sore throat, normal?

Doctor can examine: A "cut" means different things to different people. One person's cut may be one-fourth of an inch long, while another person's cut may be four inches long. Likewise, one person's cut may be down to the muscle, while another person's may be only in the skin surface. Headaches and sore throat may be a new cold or strep throat. To see if new symptoms related to the "cut"... one will need an exam. ...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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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more