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I have occasional sore throat, especially in the morning and pain at bottom of rib cage, but i don't have indigestion, could this be acid reflux?

I have occasional sore throat, especially in the morning and pain at bottom of rib cage, but i don't have indigestion, could this be acid reflux?

Early morning : Sore throat associated with acid taste at your mouth and heartburn is associated with gerd. Allergies can give you early am sore throat. Rib cage pain is different. If painful during palpation you may have a costochondritis or chest wall pain due to heavy lifting exercise. If you have gerd you need to quit drinking. See a physician for good history or physical. ...Read more

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Dr. Lydia Collins
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more


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Under my rib cage looks swollen on my left side. I have symptoms of mono but no sore throat or fever. Going for CT scan tomorrow. Anything i can take?

Under my rib cage looks swollen on my left side. I have symptoms of mono but no sore throat or fever. Going for CT scan tomorrow. Anything i can take?

Mono: If you have mono then it can cause an enlarged spleen. There is no cure for mono. It just has to run its course. If you do have an enlarged spleen then it is important to avoid certain activities that can cause splenic injury since it would be fragile. Things like contact sports. ...Read more

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I have lupus and i keep getting a sore throat?

Can be a few things : Some lupus patients get ulcers in the the mouth, throat and nose. Because of dryness and or immunosuppressive medications like prednisone, you may have a yeast infection called thrush. See your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What can I take for a cold and sore throat if breast feeding?

What can I take for a cold and sore throat if breast feeding?

It depends...: There are multiple forms of otc cold and congestion medicines. Certainly you should check with your pediatrician or ob-gyn first before taking any medication while breast feeding or while being pregnant. However, as a general rule, most breastfeeding mothers may safely take guaifenesin-only products. Determine if the product contains aspartame, as this has been associated with headaches. ...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. Lonnie Smith
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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