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Why does it hurt to swallow?

Why does it hurt to swallow?

There isn't too : Much info here. You could have inflammation or an infection. Or significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. ...Read more

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Have had a read through and it has been on fire I cannot swallow and it hurts to do anything?

Have had a read through and it has been on fire I cannot swallow and it hurts to do anything?

Sore throat: Pleas seek medical attention. Could be strep which should be treated with antibiotics.. Also can be abccess, which needs antibiotics. Other causes can include mononucleosis, reflux, STDs, rare autoimmune disease . You can gargle with salt water, and/or gargle with maalox 4 teaspoons maalox mixed with 1 teaspoon children's liquid benedryl .But see a doctor . ...Read more

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Hi it hurts when I swallow food?

Hi it hurts when I swallow food?

Dysphasia: Swallowing pain can be for multiple reasons. Sometimes swallowing something hard can cause pain and irritation. Fungal infections can cause painful swallowing. There are conditions like achalasia or "nutcracker" esophagus can cause this. ...Read more

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It hurts to swallow what can I do?

It hurts to swallow what can I do?

Sore throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix 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 amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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Everytime i swallow my uvula hurts why?

Everytime i swallow my uvula hurts why?

Sore throat: It sounds like a routine sore throat, which is usually viral, but it could be bacterial. Allergic reactions can cause swelling of the uvula, but it wouldnt typically hurt. If it gets worse, see your doctor as you might need an antibiotic. Feel better. ...Read more

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Why is it that when I swallow, it really hurts?

Odynophagia: Odynophagia is fancy medical term for painful swallowing which can be due to many different things, mostly infections. So go see your FamilyDoc fo evaluation then ENT if further testing is required. ...Read more

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It hurts really bad to swallow. What should I do?

It hurts really bad to swallow. What should I do?

Sore throat?: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix 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 amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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It hurts my back when I swallow. Should I be concerned?

It hurts my back when I swallow. Should I be concerned?

Yes : You need evaluation. It is not normal and could be due to infections, erosive esophagitis mass ...Read more

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The back right side of my tongue hurt when swallowing an smile?

The back right side of my tongue hurt when swallowing an smile?

Hurting Tongue: Chances are pretty good that you bit your tongue while eating and didn't realize it. If you have not had your wisdom teeth removed, they could also be causing this. If it's from a bite, it should clear up in 2-3 days but if it persists you need to see your dentist. ...Read more

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