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Fever, ear and throat pain, headache, hard and painful to swallow and yawn?

Fever, ear and throat pain, headache, hard and painful to swallow and yawn?

Med eval: 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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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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Lower throat pain when swallowing. On and off for over a week. No other symptoms. What could it be?

Lower throat pain when swallowing. On and off for over a week. No other symptoms. What could it be?

Thyroid..: Can be inflammation of your thyroid......take two aspirin pills...if it clears it...get your thyroid checked....for solution. ...Read more

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Sore throat worsening for a few days with postnasal drip. Throat pain when swallowing (very bad in morning). Cough on & off. Congested. Ideas?

Sore throat worsening for a few days with postnasal drip. Throat pain when swallowing (very bad in morning). Cough on & off. Congested. Ideas?

A cold?: If this has been present for just a few days, it is likely from a viral infection If it lingers on beyond 10 days, then I would suspect a sinus infection. See doctor if getting worse. ...Read more

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45 male. Never smoked. Right sided throat pain when swallowing for about 4 weeks. Strep negative. No fever. Does feel like post nasal drip. MD?

45 male.  Never smoked.  Right sided throat pain when swallowing for about 4 weeks.  Strep negative.  No fever.  Does feel like post nasal drip.  MD?

LPR : Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat , post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. Many studies show it responds best to proton pump inhibitor rx, like Nexium, Prilosec, or Aciphex (rabeprazole). See an ENT to evaliateKklk ...Read more

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Suffering with throat pain on the outside . No pain when swallowing etc during the day, but sore at night when swallowing.

Suffering with throat pain on the outside . No pain when swallowing etc during the day, but sore at night when swallowing.

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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Pain when swallowing, tender to touch front of neck (I think around thyroid gland) should I see a dr or is it just sore throat?

Pain when swallowing, tender to touch front of neck (I think around thyroid gland) should I see a dr or is it just sore throat?

Yes: You should see a doctor if you're having sore throat and the other symptoms you described, as it could be from a strep infection, which would require antibiotics. It may be viral as well, but without an exam and possible testing, there's no way to know for sure. ...Read more

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I am feeling very sick. Ah, sore throat, TERRIBLE pain when swallowing, ear is plugged, hurts, coughing. What's wrong with me?

I am feeling very sick. Ah, sore throat, TERRIBLE pain when swallowing, ear is plugged, hurts, coughing. What's wrong with me?

See a doctor: It sounds like you have some type of upper respiratory tract infection - given the severity of your symptoms, you need to be evaluated by a physician. Antibiotics may be warranted for treatment of a bacterial infection. ...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